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Kamikaze

A furious storm that destroyed my most of the Mongoi fleet in 1274

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Isolated

When a person or group is set apart or cut off from others by Geographical ecological I got a right or social barriers

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Rituals

A celebration or ceremony observed with regularity

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Archipelago

A long chain of money island

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Matsuri

Festival held every Spring and fall to please the kami of each Japanese clan and vallage

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Tsunami

A strong destructive wave cause by the earthquakes or volcanic eruption on the ocean floor

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Stoic

Used to describe a person who can control his or her emotions and endured difficult experience with patient

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Arable

Land suitable for farming and agriculture

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Monsoon

Strong winds and Asia, blowing from the south west in the summer

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Homogeneous society

A group of people similar in nature and character

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Assimilation

Forcing group of people to acquire the characteristics of a majority group

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Why is Japan from its neighbors

Because Japan is a island country and is geographically isolated from its neighbors

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What does Japan believe about its country

For centuries, the Japanese described their country as the land of the rising sun

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Where does Japanese writing come from? Why?

The Japanese borrowed the Chinese characters kanji. At first, they wrote in Chinese but over time they use Chinese characters to write in Japanese

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What time of year are a lot of festivals?

The matsuri

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Many old believe systems centre on nature. How is it true for Japan?

The Ainu regard things like fire, water, wind, thunder, animals and plants as gods called kamuy

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What natural disasters are like to be in Japan? Why?

Japan is located in area where several continental and oceanic tectonic plates meet. Earthquakes are caused by ships in these plates

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How did people during the past ages explain natural disasters

They thought it was the gods lashing out on them

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Why do you think they were explained in this way

They didn't know the real reason so they had to make up something

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What types of goods did Japan produce for it self

They made a lot of rice for themselves. The sea round them can provided them with fish. Story is another important food they made they also produced would silkworms and cotton plants plus seed weed

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What importance does rice have in Japanese culture

Rice was used for money. The more rice you had the more wealth you had

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What kind of food are popular and traditional in Japan

Rice, seaweed, fish

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How are the Ainu people treated similar to Aztec people

They were the majority culture

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Why were the Japanese named the land of the rising sun

According to legend Izanagi how many read about in the opening story had a daughter named Amaterasu she was known as the sun goddess. I one point she went into a cave close the entrance for the Boulder and refused to come out the world was plunged into darkness do you have a got eventually tricked her into coming out just bringing back light and hope to the Japan people

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What is the five main islands

Hokkaido-large island north of Honshu
Honshu-the largest island of Japan
Kyushu-island west of Shikoku and Honshu
Okinawa- a small island far SW of major Japanese islands
Shikoku- the island E of Kyushu and SW of Honshu

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What are some major citirs

Akita-NW Honshu
Kobe-Honshu W of Osaka
Mount Fuji-tallest peak in Japan SW of Tokyo
Nagoya-W Of Mt. Fuji
Osaka-Honshu E of Kobe SW Nagoya
Sapporo-W Hokkaido
Sondai-NE Honshu N Toyko
Tokyo- capital city of Japan Honshu

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5 main bodies of water near Japan

East China Sea
Korea strait
North Pacific Ocean
Philippine sea
Sea of Japan

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Nearby country's of japan

China, North Korea, Russia and South Korea

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What are some features of Japan how big is it what covers most of Japan

Japan is 380,000 km² it's 60% the size of Alberta and has had a larger population then I'll Burda. Mountains and steep valleys cover 80%. 18% is for agriculture and settlement. The eastern side has more inlets and bays and better for Hourbors

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When did they have contact with China

They had contact as early as the mid 200s. Before 1500 Europeans did not have technology to reach Japan. 185 km of ocean between Japan in Asia were very rough and difficult to get across

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Cherry blossoms

They were the most beloved flower of the Japanese. Only bloom for a couple days in March. Sakura(cherry blossoms) hanami(watching blossoms

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The natural beauties of nature

Natural landscape has always been important to Japan people. Most of Japan has predictable seasons. Changing of seasons calculates the celebration and rituals for Japan people

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Do the cherry pop blossoms represent for Japanese people

They represent new beginnings, beauty, the shortness a beauty in life

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What is the homogeneous society

They believe the mountains form a barrier to travel, rivers are a negative oh, there's differences between islands, North worst colder with winter climate self was milder with when Wilmer Clement.

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Homogenous

Are unified to PsyD with common values and beliefs. Geographic features contribute to see. Ideas, beliefs and values as well as goods works change.

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Ainu

They live in the north and part of Japan. And you means human and in you. Own separate society. Japanese started program of assimilation

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Facts about Japan

Was very isolated. Isolation caused by a very rough seas. Many religions. Ieyasu created a system to help create a strong government by using attendance Sherry power and strict laws