Julie Beck, Elliot Hallbach



-Pacific Ocean

- China, North Korea and South Korea. Russia , Philippines, Indonesia and New Guinea.


-145,925 mi²

-Honshu is the main island of Japan

-Iron ore, coke, copper, and bauxite,Fish; mineral resources , coal and liquefied natural gas , and oil


-automobiles, electronics

-Japan is a major economic power in the world.

-Japanese yen


-constitutional monarchy

-The Prime Minister of Japan is the head of government of Japan.

-A revised constitution and expanding military could see a more powerful Japan in the Asia-Pacific region by the end of the decade.

-Both the U.S. and Japan fought on the Allied side


-The Second Sino-Japanese War (July 7, 1937 – September 9, 1945) was a military battle fought between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from 1937 to 1945. It followed the First Sino-Japanese War of 1894–95.

Social Structure

-Shinto and Buddhism

-The largest ethnic minority in Japan is a group of Koreans



-The basic school system in Japan is composed of elementary school (lasting six years), middle school (three years), high school (three years), and university (four years). Education is compulsory only for the nine years of elementary and middle school,

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