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What do you notice about Japan from this Google Earth image?. What do you notice most about Japan from this map?. http://www.bugbog.com/maps/asia/japan_map.html. Land Use in Japan. 1992. http://www.international.ucla.edu/eas/japan/geography/landuse2.htm .

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what do you notice most about japan from this map
What do you notice most about Japan from this map?

http://www.bugbog.com/maps/asia/japan_map.html

land use in japan
Land Use in Japan

1992

http://www.international.ucla.edu/eas/japan/geography/landuse2.htm

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http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/research/rs/world-lights.html.enhttp://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/research/rs/world-lights.html.enhttp://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/research/rs/world-lights.html.enhttp://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/research/rs/world-lights.html.en

japan is much smaller than the united states
Japan is much smaller than the United States.

http://www.international.ucla.edu/eas/japan/geography/overlay1.htm

japan is slightly smaller than california but it has almost 4 x as many people
Japan is slightly smaller than California, but it has almost 4 x as many people.

http://www.smgov.net/farmers_market/images/california%20map.jpg

http://www.nanzan-u.ac.jp/English/campus/img/map_japan-nagoya.jpg

the impact of physical geography on culture
The Impact of Physical Geography on Culture

http://asnic.utexas.edu/asnic/image/Japan.GIF

what unique challenges do you think japan faces in dealing with such a high population density
What unique challenges do you think Japan faces in dealing with such a high population density?

http://www.johnnyjet.com/images/PicForNewsletterJapan2005KyotoKiyomizuderaTempleStreetUp.JPG

how might high population density and limited land affect japan s
How might high population density and limited land affect Japan’s:
  • transportation
  • agriculture
  • architecture

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arrowsican/401855032/

mass transportation moves large numbers of people
Mass transportation moves large numbers of people.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/iidesne/1665204886/

They have many subways. . .

http://ozymandias.com/ftpimages/FuninJapanNowwithPictures_1298E/IMAGE_0712.jpg

and busses
. . .and busses.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1489025344/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/webmikey/256650089/

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Even then, they have lots of cars on the roads.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/marley1/1434516269/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/msimantov/374383690/

and they have creative ways to
And they have creative ways to

http://www.flickr.com/photos/meckleychina/355627389/

provide parking spaces.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/st3f4n/130905968/

http://picasaweb.google.com/richworkhardman/PhotoSOfJapan/photo#5060930666112892770

bicycles are very popular since they are easy to maneuver on crowded streets
Bicycles are very popular, since they are easy to maneuver on crowded streets.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/samwilkins/173305585/

They even have bicycle parking lots.

 This one is at a subway station.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tokyololas/1422936985/

agriculture is important in japan
Agriculture is important in Japan.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arrowsican/1530394309/

But often fields are on mountainsides.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pauldavidson/33038678/

stair steps were cut into the mountainsides years ago to allow terraced fields
Stair-steps were cut into the mountainsides years ago to allow terraced fields.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bethany_ng/1468992530/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bethany_ng/1469448849/

architecture
architecture

Limited land means land is very expensive. So most people don’t have yards.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/annamatic3000/134919276/

how are these sliding doors a space saver
How are these sliding doors a space-saver?

What room of the house is this?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ticklebug/406615334/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ticklebug/406643764/in/photostream/

why do you suppose so many japanese homes have limited amounts of furniture
Why do you suppose so many Japanese homes have limited amounts of furniture?

http://www.kyotojp.com/living2.JPG

This is a main room. It may be used as a living room, dining room, and bedroom.

what space savers do you notice in these kitchens
What space-savers do you notice in these kitchens?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gneubig/47292123/

 most floor space is used

refrigerator is small

 stovetop is on top of cabinets

tables are small

oven is microwave-size

http://www.flickr.com/photos/launz/5499525/

why is a futon bed a good choice for a small home
Why is a “futon” bed a good choice for a small home?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/courtneyistre/39198683/

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Traditional Japanese bathrooms in homes have the bathtub and sink in a separate room from the toilet.

That is related to custom more than to space issues.

http://housing.cnfj.navy.mil/photos/toilet.gif

http://www.ric.edu/faculty/gpamental/tokyo/bathroom.jpg

as in big cities around the world the japanese build to get more use out of limited land
As in big cities around the world, the Japanese build to get more use out of limited land.

UP

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cloganese/241165650/

what is this place
What is this place?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/simonsteward/372212330/

they even have tvs
They even have TVs!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/de-boo/39307484/

Sweet dreams. . .

http://www.yesicanusechopsticks.com/larrygreg/capsule%202.jpg

in 1994 japan opened kansai international airport in osaka bay it is built on an artificial island
In 1994, Japan opened Kansai International Airport in Osaka Bay. It is built on an artificial island.

http://www.mlit.go.jp/koku/english/02_international/img/kansai_02.jpg

slide31

Your assignment:Using graph paper, design a floor plan for an apartment that will be practical for a small living space.

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REQUIREMENTS:--It must be 900 square feet. -- It must accommodate 4 people.-- You must label the following:bathroom (bathtub and sink), toilet room, kitchen (refrigerator, oven [size of microwave is fine], sink, cabinets/shelves), futon space, tv, and all other furniture you want in your apartment --Write a paragraph telling how you used specific Japanese space-saving techniques in the interior design of your apartment. (Make sure your explanations match your floor plan design.)

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