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Tuesday, May 20 th 2014. What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a city?. Here is the plan…. Students will understand the extent to which East Asia is urbanized. Students will experience city life in the capitals of the 5 capitals of East Asia. Japan.

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tuesday may 20 th 2014

Tuesday, May 20th 2014

What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a city?

here is the plan
Here is the plan…
  • Students will understand the extent to which East Asia is urbanized.
  • Students will experience city life in the capitals of the 5 capitals of East Asia.
japan
Japan
  • Japan is about the size of California.
  • Total population is almost 128 million people.
  • Ethnic makeup is almost entirely Japanese.
  • Japan is a relatively “old” society – the median age is 46 years old.
tokyo
Tokyo
  • Japan is highly urbanized – over 91% of the population lives in cities.
  • The capital of Tokyo (city and surrounding metropolis) is home to about 36 million people.
china
China
  • China is slightly smaller than the United States of America by total land area.
  • However, China’s population is about 4X the size of the USA’s – 1.3 billion.
  • Most of that population is situated in the Eastern part of the country.
beijing
Beijing
  • China is becoming more and more urbanized every year – currently the rate is a little over 50%.
  • The capital city of Beijing has about 15.5 million people.
north korea
North Korea
  • North Korea has geographic strategic importance (borders Russia, China, and South Korea) but is also internationally isolated.
  • North Korea is slightly larger than the state of Virginia – it has a total population of about 25 million people.
pyongyang
Pyongyang
  • The capital city of North Korea is Pyongyang. Pyongyang is a “showcase” city designed to show the North’s success.
  • North Korea has an urbanization rate of about 60%.
  • Pyongyang is home to about 2.8 million people.
south korea
South Korea
  • South Korea has a democratic system of government and a capitalist economic system.
  • South Korea is slightly smaller than the state of Pennsylvania
  • The total population of South Korea is about 49 million people.
seoul
Seoul
  • The capital city of Seoul is home to just under 10 million people.
  • South Korea is a very urbanized society – about 83% of the country lives in cites.
taiwan
Taiwan
  • Taiwan is about the combined size of the states of Delaware and Maryland.
  • Taiwan is home to the “losers” of the Chinese Civil War that took place following WW2.
  • The total population is about 23 million people.
taipei
Taipei
  • Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan.
  • The city is located on the northern tip of the country along the Tamsui River.
  • The population of Taipei is about 2.6 million people.