Japan's Geography BY: Thomas Lowell And Chris Kreienkamp
Flag and Map of Japan http://windconcernsontario.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/japan_map.jpg http://home.scarlet.be/catalin.gelu/japan-flag.gif
Hemispheres and Continent of Japan • Japan is located in Asia • Japan is located in the Northeast hemisphere http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/middle_east_and_asia/southern_asia.jpg
Japan’s Relative Location, World Population Ranking and Capital • Japan’s capital is Tokyo • Japan’s world population rank is 10th (127,078,679 people) • Relative location: east of North and South Korea, south of Russia, north of the Philippines, and west of Hawaii
Absolute Location and Time Zone of Japan • Absolute location of Tokyo: 35°N, 139° E • When it is 12 noon in St. Louis it is 3 o’clock a.m. in Tokyo
Two Places of Interest in Japan • Diabutsu: home of the great Buddha. It is an amazing sight to see. • Mt. Fuji: it is Japan’s highest mountain. It is 3776 meters tall. Mt. Fuji is volcano but it hasn’t erupted since 1708 http://www.travel-destination-pictures.com/data/media/69/japan-landscape_1417.jpg http://amitabha.ca/KamakuraBuddaDaibutsu.jpg
Citations • "Japan." Merriam-Webster's Notebook Atlas. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1996. Print. • "Country Comparison::Population." CIA Factfiles. Central Intelligence Agency, Jul 2009. Web. 13 Apr 2010. <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html>. • "Mount Fuji." Japan-Guide. japan-guide.com, 04 Apr 2006. Web. 14 Apr 2010. <http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2172.html>. • Carroll, John. Japan: The Soul of a Nation. North Clarendon, VT: Tuttle Publishing, 2003. Print.