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Instructions. Your task: Follow the guidelines and links on each slide. Format the layout and design as you wish. Do not delete any images/slides, but you may add images and up to 4 extra slides, making a maximum of 20 (not counting this slide). The Challenges of Japan’s physical environment.

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instructions

Instructions

Your task:

Follow the guidelines and links on each slide. Format the layout and design as you wish.

Do not delete any images/slides, but you may add images and up to 4 extra slides, making a maximum of 20 (not counting this slide).

the challenges of japan s physical environment

The Challenges of Japan’s physical environment

Add a map/image/text to this title slide.

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Write a couple of sentences about the location of Japan.

Go to http://www.japaneselifestyle.com.au/japan/japangeography.htm and check your location description.

Copy the description from the web site under ‘Terrain’. Write down the four ‘Natural Hazards’ listed.

Add image/s?

the climate of japan
The climate of Japan

Go to Japan Climate at http://www.japaneselifestyle.com.au/japan/japan_climate.htm and

  • Say which two seasons are best for visiting Japan and why.
  • Explain why people might not want to go in the other two seasons.
variations across the country
Variations across the country
  • Describe the differences in climate in different regions of Japan
  • Explain why the climate is so different
  • Outline how this affects people’s lives in Japan
typhoons
Typhoons
  • Research typhoons in Japan. Include data, photos, maps and recent examples if possible. You might look at:http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2117.html
the landscape
The landscape

What is the relief of Japan like? What % is mountainous? Where is the lowland?

In what ways does this make life difficult?

How many islands are there? Is this a problem? How have they responded?

Go to Google Earth and look at the landscape of Japan, eg 35°34'47.05"N, 137°22'5.98"E

earthquakes in japan

Earthquakes in Japan

How are they caused?

How frequent are they?

Give some data / brief details of examples.

Have a look at http://www.drgeorgepc.com/EarthquakesJapan.html to find more material.

volcanoes in japan

Volcanoes in Japan

How are they caused?

How frequent are they?

Give some data / brief details of examples.

Are volcanoes more or less of a hazard than earthquakes? Explain your answer.

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Volcanoes in Japan

Add a map of Japan’s volcanoes and images.

Have a look at: http://volcano.und.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/north_asia/japan_tec.html

what causes tsunamis
What causes tsunamis?
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12716432   = Japan earthquake: What caused Japan's massive tsunami?
  • http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/11/world/asia/maps-of-earthquake-and-tsunami-damage-in-japan.html?ref=tidalwaves#panel/2 = how plates caused quake and tsunami
impact of the 2011 tsunami
Impact of the 2011 Tsunami

Use the following to list some of the impacts:

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12725646 = tsanami hitting Japan
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12724473  = debris lines streetshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709850   = tsunami wave sweeps inlandhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12722026  = Tsunami sweeps through Kesennuma City in Japan