By: Harvey Long, Brady Enge, Reed Mohlman
Japan is located on an archipelago, or chain of islands, about 100 miles off the Asian mainland and east of the Korean peninsula. It’s four main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. Japan is about the size of Montana , but four-fifths of its land are too mountainous to farm. As a result, most people settled in narrow river valleys and along the coastal plains. This made early civilizations very hard to start and they could not make farms near river beds.