Japans Population Problem
By: Cami Lamont
Japan will continue to wither in the years to come because of its overwhelming elderly population
What Japan is known for.
Close in size but larger than California and having almost 100 million more people in its borders, Japan is known for its innovation and its ability to shape the world's technology landscape. Although most people would know this country as the place where you get sushi, Japan is very technologically advanced, creating famous companies in the world today, such as Sony and Toshiba.
Negative effects of Japans physical features.
In Japan, only about 15% is suitable for agriculture, this is because the land is not flat enough. That same land is also most suitable for living. The land is prized and priced very high because most of the land was mountainous and not suitable for farming. The population and areas of agriculture are therefore concentrated together. Because of this, it means that most of the 130 million people and the food that is meant to feed all of those people, are squeezed into a mere 15% of all of Japan. The mountains of Japan contain 10% of the world's most active volcanoes. All of these factors create the conclusion that Japan's huge population and small amount of farming land don’t coincide with a sustainable food supply for the population.
Effects of the Climate
The Governments Plan to Fix This Issue
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