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Transcript of Japan
The islands of Japan are located in an area known as the Pacific Ring of Fire. This area is where most of the world's earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. Japan is very seismically active with over 1,500 earthquakes per year.
Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands. The 4 pricipal islands are:
shikoku tokyo Hokkaido Japan's 2nd largest island. it is a rural , forested area where wild bears roam. Winters are long and snowy. Only 5% of japanese people live on this northernly islands, including the Ainu, who were the first people to settle in Japan. Fewer than 20,000 survive today keeping their own culture, language and religion. Mount Fuji Known as Fuji-san in Japan is the country's highest peak at 3776 m. Located near the Pacific coast of central Honshu, the perfectly symmetrical cone can be seen from great distance. Mount Fuji is regarded as a secred symbol of Japan, and thousands of pilgrims climb up its crater every year. Rice Despite the shortage of arable land, Japan ranks highly in world rice production. Fertilizers and mordern machinery help farmers grow good-quality rice and use every piece of land. Most paddies lie in the south Fishing Japan has one of the world's largest fishing fleets and its annual fish catch accounts for 15% of the global total. About 15000 people work at Tokyo's fish auction, where restaurateurs use sign language to bid for over 100 varities. Fish are processed on board ship Motor Industry Cars, motorcycles, and lorries are Japan's largest exports. Toyota, Nissan, and Honda are household names throughout the world. Japan is the leading motorcycle manufacturer Electronics Japan is world leader in the production of high-tech electronic consumer goods, such as personal stereos, televisons, computers, cameras and computer games machines. More than 50% of the world's robots are made in Japan. Bullet Train Travelling at apeeds of 210 kmh or more, Japan's shinkansen or ''bullet train'', is one of the world's fastest trains. The rail network covers the entire country, and tunnels and bridges link the country's main islands, providing access to remote areas. Air traffic Japan's air route between Tokyo and Chitose, on Hokkaido, is one of the busiest in the world. Tokyo has two large airports. Environmental protests delayed the opening of Narita City airport, 66 km north of the capital, for 20 years. It finally opened in 1978. History of Japan The island nation of Japan has a long history of imperial rule, which began in 4th century when many small kingdoms unified. In the 6th century, Japanese emperors adopted the Chinese imperial system of government. However, their rule weakened until, in the 12th century, warriors leaders, called shogans, seized power and made the emperors mere figureheads. In 1868, the patriotic samurai abolished the shogunate and reinstated the imperial family. Over the next 50 years Japan opened up to western influences. It modernized, expnded, and was then all but destroyed in World War 2. However Japan has recovered to become an economic superpower. Modern Japan Japan's industry suffered during World War 2, but since 1945 it has made remarkable recovery and developed new products and markets. Car manufacturing has expanded, and high-tech consumer goods are exported worldwide. World War 2 By the spring of 1942, Japan had conquered Malaya, Thailand, Burma, Hong Kong, the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies, and parts of China. But by 1945, Japan was losing ground, and suiside missions flew against American ships in a desperate attemp to avoid defeat. Japan surrendered after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Food Rice and Fish form the basis of most Japanese cooking. On average each person eats 30 kg of fish a year. People use chopsticks to eat their meals, which are attractively presented on black lacquer dishes with attention to colour and detail. Raw fish called Sashimi, is eaten with vinegared rice called Sushi. Lets know some interesting facts on Japan the capital of Japan Religion : Shinto, Buddhist Currency : Yen Life expectancy : 81 Years Government : Multi- Party Government Adult Literacy : 99% thank you by Rensi Pipalia 8-E Flag of Japan Flag of Japan The climate of Japan varies considerably depending on the region and season.
Summer are usually very hot and humid, known to the Japanese as "mushiatsui".
From mid June there is a rainy season which lasts around one month.
Winters are usually mild, with the northern areas of Japan receiving more snow.
Spring and autumn are usually sunny with mild temperatures. Japan's society is very homogeneous, composed of 98.5% ethnic Japanese. The remaining 1.5% are mostly Korean, who number around 1 million. There are also considerable numbers of Brazilians, Chinese, and Filipinos residing in Japan. There is also an ethnic minority of indigenous people, called Ainu, who live mostly in northern Hokkaido. A