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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 l.jpg
What do you notice most about Japan from this map?

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


Land use in japan l.jpg
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 l.jpg
Japan is much smaller than the United States.http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/research/rs/world-lights.html.enhttp://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/research/rs/world-lights.html.en

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 l.jpg
Japan is slightly smaller than California, http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/research/rs/world-lights.html.enhttp://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/research/rs/world-lights.html.enbut 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 l.jpg

The Impact of Physical Geography on Culturehttp://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/research/rs/world-lights.html.enhttp://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/research/rs/world-lights.html.en

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


What unique challenges do you think japan faces in dealing with such a high population density l.jpg
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 l.jpg
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 l.jpg
Mass Japan’s: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


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. . .and busses. Japan’s:

http:[email protected]/1489025344/

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


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Even then, they have lots of cars on the roads. Japan’s:

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

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


And they have creative ways to l.jpg
And they have creative ways to Japan’s:

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 l.jpg
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 l.jpg
Agriculture on crowded streets.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 l.jpg
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 l.jpg
architecture allow terraced fields.

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

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


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Images from Google Earth allow terraced fields.


How are these sliding doors a space saver l.jpg
How are these sliding doors a space-saver? allow terraced fields.

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 l.jpg
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 l.jpg
What space-savers do you notice in these kitchens? amounts of furniture?

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 l.jpg
Why is a “futon” bed a good choice for a small home? amounts of furniture?

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 l.jpg
As in big cities around the world, sink in a separate room from the toilet.the Japanese build to get more use out of limited land.

UP

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


What is this place l.jpg
What is this place? sink in a separate room from the toilet.

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


A capsule hotel each capsule is a 1 person room l.jpg
A “capsule hotel”! sink in a separate room from the toilet.Each capsule is a 1-person room.


They even have tvs l.jpg
They even have TVs! sink in a separate room from the toilet.

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 l.jpg
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


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Your assignment: Bay. It is built on an artificial island.Using graph paper, design a floor plan for an apartment that will be practical for a small living space.


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REQUIREMENTS: Bay. It is built on an artificial island.--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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