Japan’s capital is Tokyo and their currency is yen.
Its major religions are Shintoism and Buddhism.
Destruction From Natural Disasters
Natural Disasters The earthquake and the tsunami that hit Japan and caused much damage are natural disasters. Earthquakes and tsunamis aren’t just the only types of natural disasters. Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and volcanic eruptions are also natural disasters. And that isn’t all of them. Did you know that approximately 1 million earthquakes occur each year? Then, imagine how many natural disasters occur each year! Think of all the effects from the natural disasters. Then, think of Japan. They have suffered through a 9.0 magnitude earthquake ,which is much stronger than other earthquakes, and a tsunami
Effects Left Behind The 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan caused much damage and the tsunami hit a dam which burst and washed away many homes and other buildings. The double trouble disasters not only cost the citizens of Japan to lose their home, but also their family. About 3 hundred have been killed, 5 hundred that are still missing, and at least, a thousand casualties. Big companies like Toshiba in Japan have also suffered a disastrous loss. They had to close off their factories for a while to wait for this disaster to blow over. The tsunami and the earthquake caused much sorrow and the citizens of Japan are waiting to pick the pieces of their country back up.
Ways to Help Japan We can help Japan by donating money to pay for damage that the earthquake and tsunami did or we can pay for the food, water, or supplies for families. It doesn’t matter if you give 5 dollars or even 5 cents. Every cent counts. Another way is to just wait and see what happens. Japan is a big country. The other parts of it will send relief and search troops. So, the best thing to do is just wait and help pray for the best of them. Hope is the only thing the citizens are hanging on to for the recovery of Japan from the earthquake and the tsunami.
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