The<br />Geography<br />of Japan<br />Mr. Rey BelenPAREF Southridge    Afternoon School<br />
Topography<br />
Nippon -- “Land of the Rising Sun”<br />
The Japanese Flag<br />Tha national flag of Japan has a crimson disc, symbolizing the sun, in the center.<br />Hinomaru – ...
Japan and the United States<br />
Japan’s Regions<br />
Japan’s Prefectures<br />
Total land area – 145, 882 sq mi<br />Population (2007 est.): 127, 467, 972<br />Capital and largest city – Tokyo – 35, 32...
Japan’s Topography<br />
BodiesofWater<br />Ishikari R.<br />Sea of Japan<br />Shinano R.<br />Tone R.<br />Korean Straits<br />Pacific Ocean<br />...
MountainsAndPeaks<br />Kitani Mts.<br />Kitakami Mts.<br />Mikuni Mts.<br />Chugoku Mts.<br />Mt. Fuji<br />Kyushu Mts.<br />
Plains<br />Ishikari Plain<br />Kanto Plain<br />Nobi Plain<br />Osaka Plain<br />
Islands<br />Hokkaido<br />Honshu<br />Shikuku<br />Kyushu<br />Okinawa<br />
Countries<br />Russia<br />China<br />N. Korea<br />S. Korea<br />
Cities<br />Sapporo<br />Kyoto<br />Tokyo<br />Kobe<br />Yokohama<br />Hiroshima<br />Nagoya<br />Osaka<br />Nagasaki<br />
FinalMap<br />Kitani Mts.<br />Russia<br />Ishikari R.<br />China<br />Hokkaido<br />Sapporo<br />Ishikari Plain<br />N. K...
Fast Travel Throughout Japan<br />Shinkansen:Bullet Train<br />Bullet Train National Lines<br />
Very Mountainous: Little Arable Land<br />
Hells Lake Pool in Beppu<br />
Mt. Fuji<br />
Swift-Moving Rivers: Hydroelectric Power<br />
Japan’s Land Area and Utilization<br />
Japan by Satellite<br />
Mt. Aso -- Active Volcano<br />
Shiranesan Caldera<br />
Global Tectonic PlatesJapan -- On the “Fire Rimof the Pacific”<br />
Japan’s Sub-Oceanic Trenches<br />
Japanese Earthquakes:  1961-1994<br />
Ginza Ruins After The Great Kanto Earthquake -- Tokyo, 1923<br />Over 100,000 dead!<br />
Kobe Earthquake -- January 17, 1995<br /><ul><li>7.2 Richter scale
 5,500 deaths</li></li></ul><li>Kobe Earthquake -- January 17, 1995<br />
Tsunamis – Tidal Waves<br />
Japan and the United States<br />
Different Climates and Seasons in Japan<br />Spring<br />Summer<br />Fall<br />Winter<br />
Vegetation<br />
Igawa Town on the Izumo Plain<br />
Rice Farmer’s Farmhouse:Okutsu Town, Okayama Prefecture<br />
Terrace Farming of Rice<br />
The Japanese Farm the Sea<br />TokyoFish Market<br />
Raw Materials<br />and Resources<br />
Natural Resources<br />
Raw Materials<br />
World Contributions to Global Warming<br />
Japan’s Population Density<br />
Japan’s Growing Older<br />
Japanese Samurai<br />The famous Samurai were warriors in pre-industrian Japan<br />
Japanese Kimono<br />The kimono is a very famous traditional Japanese clothing. Threre are many different types of kimono ...
Japanese Torii gate<br />The Orient Gate can be traced bacj to Japanese Shinto practices in which it is actually caleed “T...
Japanese Sumo (gendai budo)<br />It is acompetetive contact sport were two wrestlers (rikishi) attempt to force one anothe...
Japanese Shinto<br />Shinto is the native religion  of Japan and was once its state religion. It involves the worship of K...
Japanese Andon<br />The andon is a lamp consisting of paper stretched  over a frame of bamboo, wood or metal. <br />
Japanese Nihonto<br />Commonly known as Katana in the English community is a type of  Japanese sword or long sword . Curve...
Japanese Sushi<br />Is a food made of vinegared rice, usually topped with other ingredients including fish (cooked or unco...
Japanese Anime<br />In Japanese , the english term animation is written in katakana as “animesho”. The shortened term “ani...
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  1. 1. The<br />Geography<br />of Japan<br />Mr. Rey BelenPAREF Southridge Afternoon School<br />
  2. 2. Topography<br />
  3. 3. Nippon -- “Land of the Rising Sun”<br />
  4. 4. The Japanese Flag<br />Tha national flag of Japan has a crimson disc, symbolizing the sun, in the center.<br />Hinomaru – “sun disc”<br />Nichiren – Buddhist priest<br />Nichi – Nihon – the sun<br />Ren – lotus<br />Lotus is a typical symbol of Buddhism<br />
  5. 5. Japan and the United States<br />
  6. 6. Japan’s Regions<br />
  7. 7. Japan’s Prefectures<br />
  8. 8. Total land area – 145, 882 sq mi<br />Population (2007 est.): 127, 467, 972<br />Capital and largest city – Tokyo – 35, 327, 000 (metro area) 8, 483, 050 (city proper)<br />
  9. 9. Japan’s Topography<br />
  10. 10. BodiesofWater<br />Ishikari R.<br />Sea of Japan<br />Shinano R.<br />Tone R.<br />Korean Straits<br />Pacific Ocean<br />Inland Sea<br />
  11. 11. MountainsAndPeaks<br />Kitani Mts.<br />Kitakami Mts.<br />Mikuni Mts.<br />Chugoku Mts.<br />Mt. Fuji<br />Kyushu Mts.<br />
  12. 12. Plains<br />Ishikari Plain<br />Kanto Plain<br />Nobi Plain<br />Osaka Plain<br />
  13. 13. Islands<br />Hokkaido<br />Honshu<br />Shikuku<br />Kyushu<br />Okinawa<br />
  14. 14. Countries<br />Russia<br />China<br />N. Korea<br />S. Korea<br />
  15. 15. Cities<br />Sapporo<br />Kyoto<br />Tokyo<br />Kobe<br />Yokohama<br />Hiroshima<br />Nagoya<br />Osaka<br />Nagasaki<br />
  16. 16. FinalMap<br />Kitani Mts.<br />Russia<br />Ishikari R.<br />China<br />Hokkaido<br />Sapporo<br />Ishikari Plain<br />N. Korea<br />Sea of Japan<br />Kitakami Mts.<br />Honshu<br />S. Korea<br />Shinano R.<br />Kanto Plain<br />Tone R.<br />Mikuni Mts.<br />Kyoto<br />Korean Straits<br />Tokyo<br />Kobe<br />Chugoku Mts.<br />Yokohama<br />Hiroshima<br />Nagoya<br />Mt. Fuji<br />Kyushu Mts.<br />Osaka<br />Pacific Ocean<br />Nobi Plain<br />Shikuku<br />Osaka Plain<br />Nagasaki<br />Inland Sea<br />Kyushu<br />Okinawa<br />
  17. 17. Fast Travel Throughout Japan<br />Shinkansen:Bullet Train<br />Bullet Train National Lines<br />
  18. 18. Very Mountainous: Little Arable Land<br />
  19. 19. Hells Lake Pool in Beppu<br />
  20. 20. Mt. Fuji<br />
  21. 21. Swift-Moving Rivers: Hydroelectric Power<br />
  22. 22. Japan’s Land Area and Utilization<br />
  23. 23. Japan by Satellite<br />
  24. 24. Mt. Aso -- Active Volcano<br />
  25. 25. Shiranesan Caldera<br />
  26. 26. Global Tectonic PlatesJapan -- On the “Fire Rimof the Pacific”<br />
  27. 27. Japan’s Sub-Oceanic Trenches<br />
  28. 28. Japanese Earthquakes: 1961-1994<br />
  29. 29. Ginza Ruins After The Great Kanto Earthquake -- Tokyo, 1923<br />Over 100,000 dead!<br />
  30. 30. Kobe Earthquake -- January 17, 1995<br /><ul><li>7.2 Richter scale
  31. 31. 5,500 deaths</li></li></ul><li>Kobe Earthquake -- January 17, 1995<br />
  32. 32. Tsunamis – Tidal Waves<br />
  33. 33. Japan and the United States<br />
  34. 34. Different Climates and Seasons in Japan<br />Spring<br />Summer<br />Fall<br />Winter<br />
  35. 35. Vegetation<br />
  36. 36. Igawa Town on the Izumo Plain<br />
  37. 37. Rice Farmer’s Farmhouse:Okutsu Town, Okayama Prefecture<br />
  38. 38. Terrace Farming of Rice<br />
  39. 39. The Japanese Farm the Sea<br />TokyoFish Market<br />
  40. 40. Raw Materials<br />and Resources<br />
  41. 41. Natural Resources<br />
  42. 42. Raw Materials<br />
  43. 43. World Contributions to Global Warming<br />
  44. 44. Japan’s Population Density<br />
  45. 45. Japan’s Growing Older<br />
  46. 46.
  47. 47. Japanese Samurai<br />The famous Samurai were warriors in pre-industrian Japan<br />
  48. 48. Japanese Kimono<br />The kimono is a very famous traditional Japanese clothing. Threre are many different types of kimono including Yukata<br />
  49. 49. Japanese Torii gate<br />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<br />
  50. 50. Japanese Sumo (gendai budo)<br />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.<br />
  51. 51. Japanese Shinto<br />Shinto is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion. It involves the worship of Kami.<br />
  52. 52. Japanese Andon<br />The andon is a lamp consisting of paper stretched over a frame of bamboo, wood or metal. <br />
  53. 53. Japanese Nihonto<br />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.<br />
  54. 54. Japanese Sushi<br />Is a food made of vinegared rice, usually topped with other ingredients including fish (cooked or uncokked) and vegetables.<br />
  55. 55. Japanese Anime<br />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.<br />
  56. 56. SAYONARA<br />
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