By: Jodecy Ramirez, Chris Perez, Logan Dittrich
Japan’s location between the continent of Asia and the wide Pacific creates a distinctive and challenging weather environment
China; the narrow coasts, rugged mountains, and fast-flowing rivers of Korea; and the violent storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, and plains of the island nation of Japan — have been as fundamental in shaping East Asian civilization as any products of human intelligence or will.
From Baekdu in the far north all the way to the southern tip of the peninsula, 70 percent of Korea’s land consists of steep mountains.
Main Food Source
Main Domesticated Animals
- excessive extraction of raw materials
- environmental pollution
The control of water, terracing, and the use of organic fertilizers over millennia have been critical elements in the fashioning of agricultural landscapes in East Asia. These efforts brought about not only highly productive agricultural systems based upon irrigated rice, but also landscapes of extraordinary beauty.