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Geography: The Korean Peninsula. I. Peninsula. Korea is located on a peninsula that juts SOUTH from the Asian mainland with its tip pointing towards Japan. Mountains and the YALU river separate Korea from China. II. Mountains and Seas. Low but steep MOUNTAINS cover nearly 70 % of the land.

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I peninsula
I. Peninsula

  • Korea is located on a peninsula that juts SOUTH from the Asian mainland with its tip pointing towards Japan.

  • Mountains and the YALU river separate Korea from China.


Ii mountains and seas
II. Mountains and Seas

  • Low but steep MOUNTAINS cover nearly 70 % of the land.

  • The most important mountain range, T’ABEK, runs from the north to the south along the east coast.



Iii farming
III. Farming

  • Since farming is difficult on the mountains, most people live along the western COASTAL PLAINS, which is Korea’s major farming region.



Iv coastline
IV. Coastline

  • Korea has a 5,400 mile coastline with hundreds of good HARBORS.

  • Since its earliest times, Koreans have depended upon SEAFOOD for most of the protein in their diet.


V the impact of location
V. The impact of location

  • Korea’s location on CHINA’S doorstep has played a key role in its development.

  • From China, Korea received many cultural and technological INFLUENCES.




Japan s geography the land
Japan’s Geography: The land TRADITIONS before passing them on to Japan.

  • Archipelago - a chain of islands.


Hokkaido TRADITIONS before passing them on to Japan.

Location: Japan consists of several thousands of islands

, of which Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku

are the four largest. Japan's closest neighbors are Korea,

Russia and China. The Sea of Japan separates

the Asian continent from the Japanese archipelago.

Honshu

Kyushu

Shikoku



Very mountainous where would you live little arable land
Very Mountainous: Where would you live? the Japanese live and how they make their living. Less than 20% of Japan is Little Arable Land


Mt fuji
Mt. Fuji the Japanese live and how they make their living. Less than 20% of Japan is


Mt aso active volcano
Mt. Aso -- Active Volcano the Japanese live and how they make their living. Less than 20% of Japan is


Global tectonic plates japan on the fire rim of the pacific
Global Tectonic Plates the Japanese live and how they make their living. Less than 20% of Japan is Japan -- On the “Fire Rimof the Pacific”


Japan s sub oceanic trenches
Japan’s Sub-Oceanic Trenches the Japanese live and how they make their living. Less than 20% of Japan is


  • Natural hot springs (onsen) are numerous and highly popular across Japan. Every region of the country has its share of hot springs and resort towns, which come with them.

  • There are many types of hot springs, distinguished by the minerals dissolved in the water. Different minerals provide different health benefits, and all hot springs are supposed to have a relaxing effect on your body and mind.


Nature
Nature across Japan. Every

  • Mountains, hills and forests cover over two thirds of Japan, while residential and industrial areas account for less than ten percent of land area. This is a little known fact among foreign travelers, who tend to visit mainly the heavily urbanized and industrialized regions around Tokyo and Osaka and along the Tokaido and Sanyo coasts.


Japanese earthquakes 1961 1994
Japanese Earthquakes: 1961-1994 across Japan. Every


Ginza ruins after the great kanto earthquake tokyo 1923
Ginza Ruins After The Great Kanto Earthquake -- Tokyo, 1923 across Japan. Every

Over 100,000 dead!


Kobe earthquake january 17 1995
Kobe Earthquake -- January 17, 1995 across Japan. Every

  • 7.2 Richter scale

  • 5,500 deaths


Tsunamis tidal waves
Tsunamis – Tidal Waves across Japan. Every




The japanese farm the sea
The Japanese Farm the Sea across Japan. Every

TokyoFish Market


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