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How faraway from Japan is China?

500 miles

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What is an archipelago?

a group of islands

2

How many islands is Japan made up of?

4,000

3

What type of climate does Japan have?

mild climate
plenty of rainfall

4

HOw much of the land is farmable?

15%

5

What natural resources is Japan short in?

coal
oil
iron

6

What natural disasters has Japan experienced?

typhoons
earthquakes
tsunamis

7

What did the clans combine to form?

Shinto

8

Tell me about the Yamato Clan?

By 5th century they were the leading clan
the yamato claimed to be the emperors but had no real power

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What does Shinto mean?

way of the gods

10

Kami

divine spirits that dwelled in nature

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What is Torii?

a traditional japanese gate that is found at the entry way into a Shinto shrine

12

Where the imperial court move their capital?

Heian (modern day kyoto)

13

What does Samurai mean?

one who serves

14

What is Bushido?

code of behavior of "the way of the warrior"

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Who were the mongols led by?

Kublai Khan