The Geography of Japan By:  Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS  Chappaqua, NY
Topography
Nippon  -- “Land of the Rising Sun”
Japan and the United States
Japan’s Regions
Japan’s Prefectures
Japan’s Topography
Bodies of Water Sea of Japan Ishikari R. Korean Straits Pacific Ocean Inland Sea Tone R. Shinano R.
Kitani Mts. Kitakami Mts. Mikuni Mts. Chugoku Mts. Kyushu  Mts. Mt. Fuji Mountains And Peaks
Plains Kanto Plain Nobi Plain Ishikari Plain Osaka Plain
Islands Hokkaido Honshu Shikuku Kyushu Okinawa
Countries Russia China N. Korea S. Korea
Cities Sapporo Hiroshima Kobe Tokyo Nagasaki Kyoto Yokohama Nagoya Osaka
Final Map Sea of Japan Ishikari R. Korean Straits Pacific Ocean Inland Sea Tone R. Shinano R. Kitani Mts. Kitakami Mts. Mi...
Fast Travel Throughout Japan Shinkansen : Bullet Train Bullet Train National Lines
Very Mountainous:  Little Arable Land
Hells Lake Pool in Beppu
Mt. Fuji
Swift-Moving Rivers:  Hydroelectric Power
Japan’s Land Area and Utilization
Japan by Satellite
Mt. Aso -- Active Volcano
Shiranesan Caldera
Global Tectonic Plates Japan -- On the “Fire Rim of the Pacific”
Japan’s Sub-Oceanic Trenches
Japanese Earthquakes:  1961-1994
Ginza Ruins After The Great Kanto Earthquake -- Tokyo, 1923 Over 100,000 dead!
Kobe Earthquake -- January 17, 1995 <ul><li>7.2 Richter scale </li></ul><ul><li>5,500 deaths </li></ul>
Kobe Earthquake -- January 17, 1995
Tsunamis – Tidal Waves
Climate
Japan and the United States
Japan’s Oceanic Currents
Average Monthly Precipitation  in Three Cities
Precipitation
Average January Temperature
Average July Temperature
Different Climates and Seasons in Japan Fall Winter Spring Summer
Vegetation
Igawa Town on the Izumo Plain
Rice Farmer’s Farmhouse: Okutsu Town, Okayama Prefecture
Terrace Farming of Rice
The Japanese Farm the Sea Tokyo Fish Market
Raw Materials and Resources
Natural Resources
Raw Materials
World Contributions to Global Warming
Demographics
Japan’s Population Density
Japan’s Population Trends
Population Comparisons
Japan’s Population Over 65  versus the United States
Japan’s Growing Older 20.9% 60 and over years 63.3% 15 – 59 years 15.8% Under 15 years Japan’s Age Breakdown
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  • The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.
  • Japanese Geography P Pt

    1. 1. The Geography of Japan By: Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY
    2. 2. Topography
    3. 3. Nippon -- “Land of the Rising Sun”
    4. 4. Japan and the United States
    5. 5. Japan’s Regions
    6. 6. Japan’s Prefectures
    7. 7. Japan’s Topography
    8. 8. Bodies of Water Sea of Japan Ishikari R. Korean Straits Pacific Ocean Inland Sea Tone R. Shinano R.
    9. 9. Kitani Mts. Kitakami Mts. Mikuni Mts. Chugoku Mts. Kyushu Mts. Mt. Fuji Mountains And Peaks
    10. 10. Plains Kanto Plain Nobi Plain Ishikari Plain Osaka Plain
    11. 11. Islands Hokkaido Honshu Shikuku Kyushu Okinawa
    12. 12. Countries Russia China N. Korea S. Korea
    13. 13. Cities Sapporo Hiroshima Kobe Tokyo Nagasaki Kyoto Yokohama Nagoya Osaka
    14. 14. Final Map Sea of Japan Ishikari R. Korean Straits Pacific Ocean Inland Sea Tone R. Shinano R. Kitani Mts. Kitakami Mts. Mikuni Mts. Chugoku Mts. Kyushu Mts. Mt. Fuji Kanto Plain Nobi Plain Osaka Plain Ishikari Plain Hokkaido Honshu Shikuku Kyushu Okinawa Russia China N. Korea S. Korea Sapporo Hiroshima Kobe Tokyo Nagasaki Kyoto Yokohama Nagoya Osaka
    15. 15. Fast Travel Throughout Japan Shinkansen : Bullet Train Bullet Train National Lines
    16. 16. Very Mountainous: Little Arable Land
    17. 17. Hells Lake Pool in Beppu
    18. 18. Mt. Fuji
    19. 19. Swift-Moving Rivers: Hydroelectric Power
    20. 20. Japan’s Land Area and Utilization
    21. 21. Japan by Satellite
    22. 22. Mt. Aso -- Active Volcano
    23. 23. Shiranesan Caldera
    24. 24. Global Tectonic Plates Japan -- On the “Fire Rim of the Pacific”
    25. 25. Japan’s Sub-Oceanic Trenches
    26. 26. Japanese Earthquakes: 1961-1994
    27. 27. Ginza Ruins After The Great Kanto Earthquake -- Tokyo, 1923 Over 100,000 dead!
    28. 28. Kobe Earthquake -- January 17, 1995 <ul><li>7.2 Richter scale </li></ul><ul><li>5,500 deaths </li></ul>
    29. 29. Kobe Earthquake -- January 17, 1995
    30. 30. Tsunamis – Tidal Waves
    31. 31. Climate
    32. 32. Japan and the United States
    33. 33. Japan’s Oceanic Currents
    34. 34. Average Monthly Precipitation in Three Cities
    35. 35. Precipitation
    36. 36. Average January Temperature
    37. 37. Average July Temperature
    38. 38. Different Climates and Seasons in Japan Fall Winter Spring Summer
    39. 39. Vegetation
    40. 40. Igawa Town on the Izumo Plain
    41. 41. Rice Farmer’s Farmhouse: Okutsu Town, Okayama Prefecture
    42. 42. Terrace Farming of Rice
    43. 43. The Japanese Farm the Sea Tokyo Fish Market
    44. 44. Raw Materials and Resources
    45. 45. Natural Resources
    46. 46. Raw Materials
    47. 47. World Contributions to Global Warming
    48. 48. Demographics
    49. 49. Japan’s Population Density
    50. 50. Japan’s Population Trends
    51. 51. Population Comparisons
    52. 52. Japan’s Population Over 65 versus the United States
    53. 53. Japan’s Growing Older 20.9% 60 and over years 63.3% 15 – 59 years 15.8% Under 15 years Japan’s Age Breakdown
    54. 54. SAYONARA
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