The Transition from Old to New.....
Geography of Modern Japan
Japan consists of several thousands of islands, of which Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are the four largest. Japan's closest neighbors are Korea, Russia and China. The Sea of Japan separates the Asian continent from the Japanese archipelago.
Japan's area is comparable to that of Germany or California. Japan's northernmost islands are located on a similar geographical latitude as Milan or Portland, while her southernmost islands are on a similar latitude as the Bahamas. More than 50% of the country is mountainous and covered by forests. Japan is politically structured into 8 regions and 47 prefectures.
The population of Japan is about 125,000,000, including approximately two million foreign residents
Earthquakes and Volcanos: Because Japan is located in a region, where several continental plates meet, the country experiences frequent earthquakes.
For the same reason, there are many volcanos in Japan. Japan's most famous volcano and highest mountain is Mt.Fuji.
Climate: Due to the large North South extension of the country, the climate varies strongly in different regions. The climate in most of the major cities, including Tokyo, is temperate to subtropic and consists of four seasons.
Geography. (n.d.). Retrieved December 22, 2015, from http://www.japan-guide.com/list/e1000.html
Society of Modern Japan-Conner
Modern constitution basically end the social distinctions between the classes.
This allows more people to be involved in the nation building
Set up schools and universities
Hired westerners to teach modern technology
Some women got an education-but still a secondary role in society
After 1898 women were banned from political participation
No ethnic, linguistic, religious divisions.
Last ethnic divisions were 1500 years before 1898
Korean and Chinese descent
Dialects of Japanese language-Normal, Kansai
Lots of Buddhist
Small number of Christians
"Japanese Society." International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. 1968, G. (1968). Japanese Society. Retrieved December 18, 2015, from http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3045000616.html
- In japan the population of the cities only have a unemployment rate less than 4%
- Japan consists of over 6,800 islands
43 Interesting Facts About Japan | True Nomads. (n.d.). Retrieved December 22, 2015, from http://truenomads.com/interesting-facts-about-japan/