D: 5/1/13A: Japan NotesS: Why are the Japanese sotechnologically advanced?H: Nonew.o.d: intensive cultivationWarm-Up: Japan & Koreas Video Quiz
Word of the DayWordIntensivecultivationDefinitionGrowingcrops oneveryavailablepiece ofland.SentenceIn Japan theypracticeintensivecultivation soyou can seecrops growingbetweenbuildings.Picture
I. Japan’s LandA. Japan is an archipelago the four largest islands areHokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, & KyushuB. These islands are volcanic mountains that extend tothe ocean floor. The most famous of thesemountains is Mt. FijiC. Since Japan is mostly mountains most live on thecoastal plainsD. People are never further than 70 miles from a seaE. Suffer from tsunamis or huge waves from under seaearthquakes
II. Japan ClimateA. Ocean currents & winds affect the climate ofJapanB. In the North Arctic currents and winds bring insnowy wintersC. In the South the pacific current creates a subtropical climate
III. Japan’s EconomyA. Has few mineral resources so it imports coal,iron, & oilB. Japan is an industrial giant known formanufactured goodsC. Japan technology advanced factories & robotsproduce quick and fast
III. Japan’s EconomyD. Japan leads the world in automobile productionand 95% of American own a TV, DVD, camera,appliance, game system or MP3 player made inJapanE. They practice intensive cultivation and growrice, sugar beets, potatoes, fruit and teaF. They import more fish than any other countrybut very few finished goods.
IV. Environmental ChangesA. Pollution from factories into the air has madeacid rainB. Overfishing has caused laws to limit the amountof fish that can be caught in a year
V. Japan’s HistoryA. People have lived on these islands in clans sincethe 400sB. Japan has close ties with China and has modeledtheir societyC. Japans was ruled by emperors until the shogunsgained control using their samuraiD. In 1853 the U.S. sent a fleet to Japan to makethem trade
V. Japan’s HistoryE. After Industrialization Japan became themilitary leader in AsiaF. In the 1930’s Japan spread in Southeast Asia &ChinaG. In 1941 Japan attacked the U.S. to enter theminto WWII and fought for four years until theU.S. dropped the atomic bomb on 2 cities.H. Their economy collapsed until the U.S. set up ademocracy and helped them rebuild
VI. Japan’s GovernmentA. Japan’s democracy is a constitutional monarchythe emperor is the head of state but electedofficials run the governmentB. People elected representatives to the legislatureand the political party with the mostrepresentatives in office elect the primeministerC. Today the government has kept the militarysmall
VII. Japan’s PeopleA. 126.5 million people live in Japan and are ethnicJapaneseB. The four major cities create a megalopolis withskyscrapers, public transportation andCROWDS.C. Men work while women take care of kids andreturn to work laterD. Kimonos and other traditional ways of life aremixed with modern timesE. Family is the center of Life
VIII. Japan’s ReligionA. People practice Buddhism & ShintoB. Shinto teaches respect for natures, love ofsimplicity, cleanliness and good manners
VIV. Japan’s ArtA. Paintings reflect the beauty in natureB. Haiku is the most used form of poetryC. The world’s first novel The Tale of Genji isbelieved to come from JapanD. Kabuki plays feature color costumes & setsE. Sumo, Judo and karate are major sports butbaseball is most popular
X. Japan’s SchoolsA. The world market believes that Japan is sotechnologically advanced due to the emphasison educationB. In Japan students go to school for 6 hours a daybut have no elective classes. Those classes areheld on Saturdays for 3 hours and 90% ofstudents attend these classes.C. All people who can afford college go. In 199180% of seniors went to college compared to theU.S. 65%
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