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Geography of Japan

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Discussion about the geography of Japan including the different landforms and water forms that can be found in the area. This presentation also includes some information related to the tradition of …

Discussion about the geography of Japan including the different landforms and water forms that can be found in the area. This presentation also includes some information related to the tradition of the Japanese

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  • 1. The
    Geography
    of Japan
    Mr. Rey BelenPAREF Southridge Afternoon School
  • 2. Topography
  • 3. Nippon -- “Land of the Rising Sun”
  • 4. The Japanese Flag
    Tha national flag of Japan has a crimson disc, symbolizing the sun, in the center.
    Hinomaru – “sun disc”
    Nichiren – Buddhist priest
    Nichi – Nihon – the sun
    Ren – lotus
    Lotus is a typical symbol of Buddhism
  • 5. Japan and the United States
  • 6. Japan’s Regions
  • 7. Japan’s Prefectures
  • 8. Total land area – 145, 882 sq mi
    Population (2007 est.): 127, 467, 972
    Capital and largest city – Tokyo – 35, 327, 000 (metro area) 8, 483, 050 (city proper)
  • 9. Japan’s Topography
  • 10. BodiesofWater
    Ishikari R.
    Sea of Japan
    Shinano R.
    Tone R.
    Korean Straits
    Pacific Ocean
    Inland Sea
  • 11. MountainsAndPeaks
    Kitani Mts.
    Kitakami Mts.
    Mikuni Mts.
    Chugoku Mts.
    Mt. Fuji
    Kyushu Mts.
  • 12. Plains
    Ishikari Plain
    Kanto Plain
    Nobi Plain
    Osaka Plain
  • 13. Islands
    Hokkaido
    Honshu
    Shikuku
    Kyushu
    Okinawa
  • 14. Countries
    Russia
    China
    N. Korea
    S. Korea
  • 15. Cities
    Sapporo
    Kyoto
    Tokyo
    Kobe
    Yokohama
    Hiroshima
    Nagoya
    Osaka
    Nagasaki
  • 16. FinalMap
    Kitani Mts.
    Russia
    Ishikari R.
    China
    Hokkaido
    Sapporo
    Ishikari Plain
    N. Korea
    Sea of Japan
    Kitakami Mts.
    Honshu
    S. Korea
    Shinano R.
    Kanto Plain
    Tone R.
    Mikuni Mts.
    Kyoto
    Korean Straits
    Tokyo
    Kobe
    Chugoku Mts.
    Yokohama
    Hiroshima
    Nagoya
    Mt. Fuji
    Kyushu Mts.
    Osaka
    Pacific Ocean
    Nobi Plain
    Shikuku
    Osaka Plain
    Nagasaki
    Inland Sea
    Kyushu
    Okinawa
  • 17. Fast Travel Throughout Japan
    Shinkansen:Bullet Train
    Bullet Train National Lines
  • 18. Very Mountainous: Little Arable Land
  • 19. Hells Lake Pool in Beppu
  • 20. Mt. Fuji
  • 21. Swift-Moving Rivers: Hydroelectric Power
  • 22. Japan’s Land Area and Utilization
  • 23. Japan by Satellite
  • 24. Mt. Aso -- Active Volcano
  • 25. Shiranesan Caldera
  • 26. Global Tectonic PlatesJapan -- On the “Fire Rimof the Pacific”
  • 27. Japan’s Sub-Oceanic Trenches
  • 28. Japanese Earthquakes: 1961-1994
  • 29. Ginza Ruins After The Great Kanto Earthquake -- Tokyo, 1923
    Over 100,000 dead!
  • 30. Kobe Earthquake -- January 17, 1995
    • 7.2 Richter scale
    • 31. 5,500 deaths
  • Kobe Earthquake -- January 17, 1995
  • 32. Tsunamis – Tidal Waves
  • 33. Japan and the United States
  • 34. Different Climates and Seasons in Japan
    Spring
    Summer
    Fall
    Winter
  • 35. Vegetation
  • 36. Igawa Town on the Izumo Plain
  • 37. Rice Farmer’s Farmhouse:Okutsu Town, Okayama Prefecture
  • 38. Terrace Farming of Rice
  • 39. The Japanese Farm the Sea
    TokyoFish Market
  • 40. Raw Materials
    and Resources
  • 41. Natural Resources
  • 42. Raw Materials
  • 43. World Contributions to Global Warming
  • 44. Japan’s Population Density
  • 45. Japan’s Growing Older
  • 46.
  • 47. Japanese Samurai
    The famous Samurai were warriors in pre-industrian Japan
  • 48. Japanese Kimono
    The kimono is a very famous traditional Japanese clothing. Threre are many different types of kimono including Yukata
  • 49. Japanese Torii gate
    The Orient Gate can be traced bacj to Japanese Shinto practices in which it is actually caleed “Torii Gate”. The Torii Gate is the gate which all visitors pass under when entered in any Shinto Shrine
  • 50. Japanese Sumo (gendai budo)
    It is acompetetive contact sport were two wrestlers (rikishi) attempt to force one another out of the circular ring (dohyo) or to touch the ground with anything other than the soles of the feet.
  • 51. Japanese Shinto
    Shinto is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion. It involves the worship of Kami.
  • 52. Japanese Andon
    The andon is a lamp consisting of paper stretched over a frame of bamboo, wood or metal.
  • 53. Japanese Nihonto
    Commonly known as Katana in the English community is a type of Japanese sword or long sword . Curved, single-edged sword traditionally used by the samurai.
  • 54. Japanese Sushi
    Is a food made of vinegared rice, usually topped with other ingredients including fish (cooked or uncokked) and vegetables.
  • 55. Japanese Anime
    In Japanese , the english term animation is written in katakana as “animesho”. The shortened term “anime” emerged in the 1970s. It comes from the latin word “animare” meaning “to breathe life into” thus “animated” means to be full of activity or moving picturtes.
  • 56. SAYONARA

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