precipitation Rain – maximum precipitation occurs in early summer, minimum during the winter season. Rainy seasons occur in June and July. The country receives more than 40 inches of rain mainly during summer. Central Honshu: receives more than 160 inches of rain annually with varying amounts of snow fall.
climate Japan’s climate is different from each region because it stretches approximately 20 degrees of latitude from 25 degN to 45 degE, and approximately 23 degrees longitude, from 122degE to 145 degE. Has 4 seasons Spring (March, April, May) Summer (June, July, August) Autumn (September, October, November) Winter (December, January, February) Snows a lot on the sea of Japan side, and dry on the Pacific ocean side.
Temperature Warmer from the south than in north. Ashikawa, Central Hokkaido (north) 16 °F (−9 °C) During August, it’s 70 °F (21 °C) with annual average temperature of 43 °F (6 °C) Tokyo Mean temperature of January is 39 °F (4 °C) and for august 81 °F (27 °C). Average is 59 °F (15 °C) Warmest temperature in Japan occurs in Kyushu province. For January it’s 45 °F (7 °C), for August it’s 81 °F (27 °C), and the average is 63 °F (17 °C).
Dominant vegetation Oak Camellia Camphor Cinnamomumcamphora Quercus Camellia japonica Mulberry Tree Morus Cherry Tree Japanese Black Pine Prunus x yedonesis Pinusthunbergiana
common animals Bear Deer Monkey Ursusarctoshorriblis Macacafascicularis Cervus Nippon Wild Boar Fox Raccoon Dog Nyctereutesprocyonoides Vulpes SusCrofa
Interesting facts Raw horse meat is a popular food in Japan. Coffee is very popular and Japan imports approximately 85% of Jamaica's annual coffee production. Average life expectancy in Japan is one of the highest in the world. Japanese people live an average of 4 years longer than Americans. There are around 1,500 earthquakes every year in Japan. Japan is the world’s largest consumer of Amazon rain forest timber. Mt. Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, is an active volcano.
Importance to my course I am currently taking up Bachelor of Science in Hotel Restaurant & Institution Management and I believe that the importance of my chosen biome to my course is the relationship of man to plants and animals. Without plants and animals, beauty wouldn’t exist in nature. In my course, we become hoteliers, chefs, and work in the tourism industry. I’m talking up Hospitality and beauty is important there. We decorate hotels with plants, everywhere you go, you’ll always see a plant Without these plants and animals, we won’t survive.