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Japan's Five Themes of Geography
Transcript of Japan's Five Themes of Geography
Absolute- 35 degrees North and 139 degrees East
Relative- It is west of South Korea and is surrounded by the Pacific.
Yohana Maehama Beach, Hatenohama and Aharen Beach are famous beaches in Miyakojima, Kumejima-cho and Jokashiki-son, Japan. There are 109 volcanoes in Japan and 71% of its terrain is mountainous. In the 1940s fishing, forestry and agriculture were big industries until WW II occurred then one main industry remained, rice farming. Some famous landmarks include, Golden Pavilion, Mt. Fuji (which is 3,776 METERS), Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo Temple, Todaiji Temple, Great Buddha of Kamakra and the Himeji Castle.
Common ways to transport ideas in Japan include email, internet, magazines, books and more. Common ways to transport goods are railways, airplanes, trucks, ships and cars. Lastly to move people around in Japan they use, railways, airplanes, buses, ships, cars, scooters, bicycles etc.
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An explanation of
Japan's 5 Themes of
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Japan is in an island nation in Southeast
Asia. It has landforms like beaches,
mountains, volcanoes and more.
The ways Japan interact with the environment include paving land to be roads, using terrain to make farm land, using land to make buildings and so on. The environment has made Japan adapt to where they build their houses, buildings and roads and where they can live. For example a house could not be built on the top of Mt Fuji but a pleasant condo on the side of a beach is very possible.
Japan used to be as polluted as China is today but their cities are now considered some of the cleanest in the world! With mandatory recycling and Prius taxis, Japan is doing its part to help cut down on global pollution. Japan recycles so much more then most countries. They have twice the UK's plastic recycling rate with a whopping 77%, that's more than 20% above our plastic rate too.
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