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Japan C hapter 32-1 and 32-2 (pgs. 681-692). Group 6: Carrington Holman, Xander Abadia , Paige Schuck. Physical Characteristics (pg. 681). Japan consists of chains of islands The sea surrounding japan used to protect it from invaders There is an underwater mountain range

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Japan Chapter 32-1 and 32-2(pgs. 681-692)

Group 6: Carrington Holman, XanderAbadia, Paige Schuck

Physical Characteristics(pg. 681)

  • Japan consists of chains of islands

  • The sea surrounding japan used to protect it from invaders

  • There is an underwater mountain range

  • The farms are small because of so many mountains

  • Japan is a part of the ring of fire


  • What is weather like in Japan?

  • The climate changes from the north to the south. In the north, the island of Hokkaido has cool summers. Winters are long and cold with heavy snowstorms.

  • In southern Honshu, the climate consists of hot summers and mild and occasionally snowy winters.

Climates (Continued)

  • What factors cause Japan to have a variety of climates?

  • Because of its wide range of latitude, Japan has a variety of climates

  • Japan’s seasons are affected by monsoons.

  • Another primary factor that influence Japan’s climate is ocean currents.

People and Culture(pg. 684)

  • CrowdedCities

    • Elder parents cannot live with their oldest son

    • Much more waste and pollution

  • Uniformity

    • Most of japan has similar ancestry lines

    • Strong national identity

People and Culture(continued)

  • Similar Religions

    • Shinto

    • Influenced culture, but is no longer the focus of life

    • Zen gardens

    • Confucianism

  • A Large Middle Class

    • No more illiterate peasants and rich aristocrats

    • Middle class is educated

    • The “ways” of the middle class are influenced by the West


Japan Economic Growth Rate

After World War II, the Japan experienced a record period of economic growth.

Japan shifted its emphasis away from producing toys and novelties to producing high-quality goods.


  • How was Japan able to prosper economically after World War II?

  • Sources of Japan’s success in achieving a technologically advanced economy:

  • Strict Education Policy

  • Strong Work Force

  • Japan later became the center of active trade networks.


Japan recession

The government aided businesses by controlling trade.

Deflation in Japan started in the late 1990’s.

As a result, strengthened its banking system.

Japanese history

A 150 years ago Japan was and agricultural nation that had isolated itself from all other cultures. In first contact with the west Japan was a flourishing nation with a highly developed civilization. In 1543 the first Portuguese ships arrived in Japan these ships brought Catholicism to Japan. At first they welcomed the European countries but then got worried that they would be over throw so the government decided to close Japans doors to the West isolating them selves. This lasted 200 years but when the US wanted to open a trading route with japan. They brought steam powered ships so Japan had to agree with there terms. In even later years other western counties forced Japan to trade with them. In 1868 a new government sought to modernize and industrialize japan so they didn’t have to be at mercy of other nations. Lack of rescores was a huge obstacle for Japan achieving industrial power. The major resources needed were iron and petroleum which needed to be imported. Japan later decided to conquer weaker countries to gain resources.

In later years Japan won wars with China and Russia gaining new territory and trading rights. During world war I Japan joined the allies and after the war it was rewarded with control of Germany’s former colonies in the Pacific Ocean. During 1929 there was an economic depression which caused military leaders in japan to expand their territories to help the economy. During world war II Japan sided with the Nazis. On December 7, 1941 Japan attacked pearl harbor and this developed into a full scale war. The two countries suffered greatly but in the end the US dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan quickly surrendered and was occupied by the US for 7 years which was the first time Japan was ruled by an outside nation. Later Japan became one of the biggest trade centers in the world

Citing Our Work

  • Baerwald, Thomas. World Geography. Boston: DK Publishing, 2009. pp 800. Print.

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