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What do you notice about Japan from this Google Earth image?

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  1. What do you notice about Japan from this Google Earth image?

  2. What do you notice most about Japan from this map? http://www.bugbog.com/maps/asia/japan_map.html

  3. Land Use in Japan 1992 http://www.international.ucla.edu/eas/japan/geography/landuse2.htm

  4. 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

  5. Japan is much smaller than the United States. http://www.international.ucla.edu/eas/japan/geography/overlay1.htm

  6. 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

  7. The Impact of Physical Geography on Culture http://asnic.utexas.edu/asnic/image/Japan.GIF

  8. What unique challenges do you think Japan faces in dealing with such a high population density? http://www.johnnyjet.com/images/PicForNewsletterJapan2005KyotoKiyomizuderaTempleStreetUp.JPG

  9. How might high population density and limited land affect Japan’s: • transportation • agriculture • architecture http://www.flickr.com/photos/arrowsican/401855032/

  10. Break for group discussion. . . .

  11. 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

  12. . . .and busses. http://www.flickr.com/photos/26217373@N00/1489025344/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/webmikey/256650089/

  13. Even then, they have lots of cars on the roads. http://www.flickr.com/photos/marley1/1434516269/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/msimantov/374383690/

  14. 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

  15. 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/

  16. 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/

  17. 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/

  18. architecture Limited land means land is very expensive. So most people don’t have yards. http://www.flickr.com/photos/annamatic3000/134919276/

  19. Images from Google Earth

  20. 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/

  21. 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.

  22. 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/

  23. Why is a “futon” bed a good choice for a small home? http://www.flickr.com/photos/courtneyistre/39198683/

  24. 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

  25. 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/

  26. What is this place? http://www.flickr.com/photos/simonsteward/372212330/

  27. A “capsule hotel”! Each capsule is a 1-person room.

  28. They even have TVs! http://www.flickr.com/photos/de-boo/39307484/ Sweet dreams. . . http://www.yesicanusechopsticks.com/larrygreg/capsule%202.jpg

  29. 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

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

  31. 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.)