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Japan. Geography. Japan is a string of islands on the eastern edge of Asia. Four main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. There are around 4,000 smaller islands that make up Japan. Nature. Almost 4/5 of Japan is covered with mountains.

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geography
Geography
  • Japan is a string of islands on the eastern edge of Asia.
  • Four main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu.
  • There are around 4,000 smaller islands that make up Japan.
nature
Nature
  • Almost 4/5 of Japan is covered with mountains.
  • The Japanese Alps run down the center of the largest island, Honshu.
nature and religion
Nature and Religion
  • The Japanese people have a deep affection for the beauty of the landscape. The ancient Shinto religion says natural features like mountains, waterfalls and forests have their own spirits, like souls.
people
People
  • People first came to Japan almost 30,000 years ago by way of bridges of dry land that connected the main islands to Siberia and Korea.
  • The first society arrived by boat from Siberia though others came on foot.
rulers
Rulers
  • In 660 BC, Japan’s first emperor came to power.
  • Emperors controlled Japan until the12th century AD when military rulers (shoguns) took control.

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Europeans first arrived in Japan in 1543 and brought with them guns and Christianity.
  • In 1635, the ruling shogun closed Japan to foreigners and forbade Japanese to travel abroad. This isolation lasted more than 200 years.
  • In 1868, the shoguns were overthrown and the emperors returned to rule.
  • This was a time of great change and modernization for Japan.
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War
  • Japan fought on the side of the US during World War I (1914-1917) but fought against allied forces during World War II (1941-1945).
  • In 1945, the US dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    • About 115,000 people were killed.
    • Japan surrender a few days later.
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Food
  • Japanese food consists of a lot of rice, fish, and vegetables but little meat.
  • With little fat or dairy, this diet is very healthy, which helps Japanese people live, on average, longer than any other people in the world.
tea ceremony
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/places/countries-places/japan/japan-dest/Tea Ceremony
  • Chanoyu or tea ceremony, came about when Japan adopted both Chinese practices of drinking powdered green tea and Zen Buddhist beliefs.
origami
Origami
  • Ori “folding
  • Kami “paper”
  • Traditional art of folding paper started in the 17th century and was popularized in the mind 1900s
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First choose a basic project to complete.

Then design a more complex project that will consist of at least 5 pieces of origami.

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