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Geography of Japan

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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.

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  • 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. 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
  • 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
    • 7.2 Richter scale
    • 5,500 deaths
  • 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
  • SAYONARA