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Japan Social Studies

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  1. What is Japan's Climate?
    Humid Continental and Humid Sub tropical
  2. Give some relative locations of Japan
    East of China

    East, South, and West of the Japan sea,

    East of the Philippine Sea

    West of the Pacific
  3. What are their mountains like?
    Rugged and heavily forested
  4. How much of Japan do mountains cover?
  5. What is the longest mountain chain in Japan?
    The Alps
  6. What are many mountains formed by?
    Volcanic activity
  7. What is the "Ring of Fire"?
    The Ring of Fire is a region of volcanoes in the Pacific
  8. What is the region of volcanic activity in the Pacific called?
    the Ring of Fire
  9. Where is the Ring of Fire found?
    In the Pacific
  10. As much as how many erruptions occur a year in the Ring of Fire?
    As many as 1,500 erruptions occur a year in the Ring of Fire.
  11. What causes tsunamis?
    Underwater earthquakes
  12. What is the tallest volcano in the Japan vicinity?
    Mount Fuji

    Fun Fact:

    Mount Fuji is inactive.
  13. What are the two Japanese currents? Describe them as best as possible.
    Oyashio- dives below the warm, less dense Japan current

    Japan- brings nutrients to the surface, and warms sounthern Japan.
  14. How would you say, "Good afternoon!" in Japanese?
  15. Describe the physical geography of Japan and describe how this would affect life in Japan
    Because 75% of the land is covered in mountains, Japanese have to live squished in 25% of Japan which leads to almost the highest real estate prices, and cities and farms compete for space. Also, the world have one of the world's best fisheries
  16. Define Shintoism
    Shintoism is the earliest known religion that centers aroud Kami. (Belief in spirits)
  17. Define Shamans
    Priests who speak to the spirits and make the Kami's wishes known.
  18. Where was confucianism founded? Where was Bhuddism founded?
    Confusianism- China

    Bhuddism- India (introduced by China)
  19. What was a samurai warrior?
    A samurai warrior was a warrior who served the "lord"
  20. After a victory, samurai were sometimes called Shogun. What does this title mean?
    Shogun means, "Great general" and it is the highest titlw for a samurai warrior.
  21. In 1853, what American landed in Tokyo bay and started international trade with Japan?
    U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry
  22. What allies did Japan have in World War II?
    Germany and Italy
  23. What is a futon?
    a lightweight cotton matress.
  24. Give one way life in Japan is affected by the crowded space.
    A giant urban area and that often includes many cities as while as the suberbs around them forms a megalopolis.
  25. Give two facts about agriculture in Japan.
    They plant on terraced land.

    They do intesive planting (plant on all land possible whenever possible)
  26. Japan has a strong economy list 2 reasons why.
    It is known for high-quality automobiles

    The Japanese workers are highly cooperative and hard-working
  27. What is sumo wrestling?
    Sumo wrestling is when a man tries to make another man go out of a ring or make the other man touch the ground with anything BUT his feet.
  28. What did Sumo wrestling start out as?
    A religious dance
  29. How many divisions and bouts are there in a competition?
    6 Divisions

    15 Bouts
  30. A pagoda is a what kind of building?
    a religous one

    Fun Fact:

    Found in Japan and other countries where Bhuddism is popular
  31. A pagoda looks like a what and what does it do as you go farther up?
    A lotus flower and it gets smaller
  32. Pagodas are made of what and have what number of floors?
    Pagodas are made of wood and have an odd number of floors
  33. Pagodas are often struck by _______ and are thought of as spiritually _______.
    Lightening and spiritually charged
  34. Later, Pagodas got poles called what that attracted lightening and kept the building from catching on fire.
    A Finial
  35. A capsule hotel is a what chamber that's about big enough for a twin sized bed. About how big are these?
    The Sleeping chamber is about the size of a refridgerator box.
  36. What does each capsule hotel contain?
    A TV, a radio, an alarm clock, and a light
  37. Where is luggage stored? What kind of showers and bathrooms are there?
    Lockers and public
  38. How many bullet trains are there?
  39. How fast do bullet trains go?
    Up to 125 mph!
  40. Everyone uses bullet trains to travel, true or false?
  41. Most Japanese don't own what?
  42. Even who uses the trains or subways?
  43. What are the official train pushers called?
  44. Japanese gardening is a/an_____and a way to express ______.
    art and feeling
  45. From 1185 to 1392 Zen Buddhists used these gardens to do what?
  46. After 1392, most Japanese gardens were made from what kind of stones? These were calles what?
    Flat stones, and these were called rock gardens.
  47. The Japanese Tea Ceremony combines the love of what with tea, a popular Japanese drink.
  48. A tea ceremony is supposed to bring what four things to the people who take part in it
    harmony, purity, respect, and tranquility.
  49. What is the common greeting?
  50. The more respected the person your greeting is, the what and what your bow should be?
    Longer and deeper
  51. Slurping or making loud noises is what?
    A compliment
  52. What do visitors need to take off before going into a home?
    Their shoes
  53. Steaming hot what that are served with meals are used to wash whats?
    Steaming hot towels to wash your hands
  54. What animals are sacred? What are they allowed to do?
    • Roosters are allowed to roam freely.