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Japanese Geography

  1. 1. InstructionsUse the guided note sheet to help you take notes on the geography of Japan.If you have questions email Mrs. Fitzcfitzgerald@billerica.k12.ma.us
  2. 2. Where in the world is Japan?
  3. 3. Essential Question How was Japan’s developmentinfluenced by its landforms, its climate, and its closeness to China and Korea?
  4. 4. Japan’s Geography Matters:Two important factors influencing the development of Japanese Culture: Proximity to China and Korea Influential in art, religion, and agriculture
  5. 5. Nippon -- “Land of the Rising Sun”
  6. 6. Islands HokkaidoJapan is a series of islands known as an Archipelago Honshu Shikuku Kyushu Okinawa
  7. 7. Countries Russia China N. Korea S. Korea
  8. 8. BeforeShinto – belief system based on nature Naturalistic Painting Landscape art After: Buddhism Zen Buddhism Pictographic Written Language Architecture
  9. 9. Japan’s Topography
  10. 10. Mountain Kitani Mts. s And Peaks Kitakami Mts. Mt. Fuji
  11. 11. Mt. Fuji
  12. 12. Cities Sapporo Kyoto Kobe Tokyo Yokohama Hiroshima Nagoya Osaka Formerly known as “Edo” Nagasaki
  13. 13. Global Tectonic PlatesJapan -- On the “Fire Rim of the Pacific”
  14. 14. Japan’s Oceanic CurrentsThe wind currents that surround Japanhave protected Japan from invasion andcontrol the climate.
  15. 15. Japan and the United States
  16. 16. Different Climates and Seasons in Japan Spring Summer Fall Winter
  17. 17. Japanese Art
  18. 18. Igawa Town on the Izumo Plain
  19. 19. Rice Farmer’s Farmhouse:Okutsu Town, Okayama Prefecture
  20. 20. Terrace Farming of Rice
  21. 21. The Japanese Farm the Sea Tokyo Fish Market
  22. 22. Natural Resources
  23. 23. Japan’s Population Density
  24. 24. SAYONARA

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