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Japan

  1. 1. Modern and Ancient day Japan Caleb Kessler & Nicole Terasconi
  2. 2. Geography <ul><li>Japan has 4 main islands. Japan is a archipelago. </li></ul><ul><li>Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, & Shikoku. (In order of size) </li></ul><ul><li>3 main cities of Japan are ; Tokyo, which is the capital, & Yokohama, Osaka, &Nagoya. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Mountains in Japan are ; Mount Fuji, and Mount Kita. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Geography continued.. <ul><li>Seasons of Japan are unique. </li></ul><ul><li>Winter is around 0 ° C in Tokyo. </li></ul><ul><li>Spring has very cold winds, that become weaker ,& low air pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Summer has a heavy rainfall, rainy season, and a average air pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Fall is the stormy season, that brings, Typhoons, Hurricanes, and Cyclones. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Facts <ul><li>Japan has problems with a lack of natural resources. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Rivers in Japan are ; Joganji River, and the Inshikan river. </li></ul><ul><li>Most people in Japan live on costal plains because they are flat and not rocky. </li></ul><ul><li>Japan is lacking oil/ petroleum. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Samurai & Shogun <ul><li>Samurai show’s absolute power too his lord. </li></ul><ul><li>The samurai sword & armor provide evidence and courage. </li></ul><ul><li>It would have been better for a woman to be in the 12 th centaury then in the 17 th because, woman status declined as the samurai culture developed. </li></ul><ul><li>Samurai influenced modern Japan because of the Kamikaze pilots in WWII. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Shinto <ul><li>The Kami is the “sprits of all things.” </li></ul><ul><li>Shinto is translated as the way of gods. </li></ul><ul><li>Emperor Yamato found Japan in the 5 th century. Shinto helped out by legitimized there authority. </li></ul><ul><li>Taoism & Buddhism influenced Shinto. </li></ul><ul><li>The 1 st emperor of Japan is emperor Jimmu . </li></ul>Taoism’s symbol ^.
  7. 7. Isolationism <ul><li>Japan converted too Christianity because of ; Salvation, Political power, Economic Power, Trade, & Undermined the Buddhist. </li></ul><ul><li>Hideyoshi launched Japans first anti Christian attack. </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese referred to westerner’s as “southern barbarians.” </li></ul><ul><li>Incoming ships must be searched for priests & followers. </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone that was Portuguese & entered Japan was beheaded, and ships were destroyed. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Facts <ul><li>There are 4 noble truths. </li></ul><ul><li>Jodo Shinshu is the largest sect. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 6 plains of birth. </li></ul><ul><li>The highest plane of rebirth is ; Relam of Man. </li></ul><ul><li>The root of all suffering is ; Desire & Ignorance. </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhism was brought to Japan by the Korean Prince. </li></ul>

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