Japan The most western-eastern state on earth Focus on so much detail Sushi #2 ecnomy o Japan is US best Asian buddy for 60 years Very much like team west How is japan in asia so western Japan is an island nation o The far east Japanese are the first people to see the sun in the day o The land of the rising sun o 4 main islands 3k-4k islands Hokkaido Honshu Main major island Shikoku Kyushu Southernmost o Kuril islands are still in dispute between Russian in who owns them, north of Hokkaido o Ryuku Okinawa Strategic signifance to US Still today o Even though its not far from asia Its different Not exactly asia Just like UK in Europe o Japan is the size of California 4 times as many people tho 127 million people o Climate Latitude of eastern seasboard and jaoan is the same Once you go north gets colder Once you go south it gets warmer Seasonal changes there too Hurricance season is happenenig in japan Hurricane=typhon o Terrain Extremely mountainous 70-75% Rugged 9-11k height Mt Fuji is the highest Very natural
Mountains and forrest cover area o Plate techtonics Crust is divded on platea and are converging It sits where plates are coming together Japan was created by these plates Also formed islands Part of pacific is called the ring of fire Volcanic activity Has over 100 active volcanoes Fuji is the first Geothermal Hot springs all around o Earthquake activity Been destroyed from them Nantou Earthquake 1916 Fukui Earthquake 1948 When the next earthquake strikes it will effect the economy everywhere o Resources
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- Spring '08
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