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Trivia. Which Lake, found in Asia, is the deepest fresh water lake in the world?. ANSWER. Lake Baikal 5,200 feet deep in some areas. (in comparison, the deepest parts of Lake MI are 900 feet)

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  • Which Lake, found in Asia, is the deepest fresh water lake in the world?
  • Lake Baikal
  • 5,200 feet deep in some areas. (in comparison, the deepest parts of Lake MI are 900 feet)
  • Lake Baikal is the freshwater lake with greatest volume in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world's unfrozen surface fresh water.
  • It is also one of the clearest lakes in the world.

Natural Resources of Asia

East Asia

Physical Geography

East Asia

Physical Geography

Natural Resources

Section 3

Climate and Vegetation

Section 2

using east asia s resources
Using East Asia’s Resources
  • It is estimated that China has 3 times the oil of the U. S.
  • East Asia’s lands and waters are filled with natural resources, but some are too difficult or too expensive to obtain.
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Off Shore Drilling in China

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  • Developing Country: one that has low industrial production and little modern technology.
  • Developed Country: one with many industries and a well-developed economy.


  • The two Koreas have limited resources.
  • North Korea-A DEVELOPING country. Coal and iron are plentiful, but not used.
  • South Korea- A DEVELOPED country. Limited coal and iron, but imports what it needs for manufacturing.
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Minerals continued…
  • Japan is a modern industrial society, but like South Korea, it must import mineral resources.
  • China has a large supply of natural resources.
  • China has a huge oil supply and one of the world’s largest supplies of coal.
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Asian Cars

Japan is one of the largest automobile manufacturers and exporters, and has six of the world's ten largest automobile manufacturers.

It is home to some of the world's largest automotive companies such as aToyota, Honda, Nissan, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Yamaha, Mazda, and Subaru.

  • Parts of East Asia have large forests
  • Some nations of this region have not treated their forests carefully. Desertification is a problem.
  • At the present time, some countries must still import wood while new trees grow.
  • The rugged mountains and heavy rainfall of East Asia are perfect for developing water power.
  • The fishing industry is also a big business for East Asia using the Pacific Ocean.
  • East Asians also practice aquaculture catching shrimp and oysters in shallow areas and freshwater fish in lakes and rivers.
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  • Aquaculture: a cultivation of the sea; common crops are shrimp and oysters.
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Oysters and Pearls

The Japanese raise oysters not only for food, but also for pearls.

Workers plant “seeds” of the shell inside of the oyster so that the oyster will cover it with layers of shiny material from its body to form a pearl.

Only one out of 20 oysters will make a pearl.

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  • Terraces: ledges cut into a hillside for farming purposes
fertile lands a valuable resource
Fertile Lands: A Valuable Resource
  • In order to feed its huge population, E. A. needs to farm every bit of available land.
  • Only 10% of China, 11% of Japan, and 18% of North Korea can be farmed.
  • South Korea has 21% of farmland which is equal to the U.S.
  • In China, farmers practice double-cropping-growing 2 crops in the same year on the same land.
  • They also plant on the sides of roads and railways.
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Fertile Lands: A Valuable Resource continued…
  • In crowded parts of Asia, livestock is rare because crops take up less room than animals and produce more food.
  • East Asians will continue to improve farming methods to try to keep up with their growing population.
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On a notecard:

Write down how the natural resources of Asia play a role in Asia as well as the world.

  • Provide at least two examples