Winters are mildly cold and sometimes snowy. Shook, the eastern island of Japan, is primarily mountainous, but most of Japan’s flat land is found here.
There are several active volcanoes located here. Such as Mat. Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain. Summers are reasonably warm and wet, possibly humid. Winters are mildly cold and in some cases dry. The island of Shush, based on the southern areas of Japan has several active volcanoes. It also consists of crater lakes and hot springs. If you go to the warm seas near the coast, coral reefs can be found.
The climate is tropical with sunny but wet summers, and often warm sunny winters as well.Typhoons are common during autumn. The island has good tropical plants and steady vegetation. Japans population varies and is very overpopulated for Japans surface area.
Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Due to Japan being located in a region where many continental plates intersect, Japan experiences several earthquakes. Most parts of Japan also experience tidal waves. One of the worst earthquakes to take place in Japan is known as the “Great Kant Earthquake”, this hit the Kant plain (near Tokyo) in 1923 and over 100,000 people were killed during this incident!Although this was pretty bad, another Earthquake hit in 1995, this time it hit Kobo and its surroundings. This earthquake was known as the “Yoga Earthquake” or “Great Hansson Earthquake”, this killed approximately 6,000 and 41 5,000 were injured. Homes were destroyed over 100,000 home were demolished and 185,000 were damaged. However on March 11 2011. The strongest earthquake yet occurred, along with a massive tsunami that fled across the Pacific Coast of northern Japan! This was known as the “Great East Japan Earthquake”, he earthquake and the tsunami killed nearly 20,000 people!This also caused a nuclear accident in Fuchsia Prefecture. Shined:- In Japan they tend not to use the Richter scale to measure their earthquakes, they tend to use the Japanese “shined” scale.
It refers to the intensity of an earthquake at a set location, whereas the Richter Scale measures the magnitude. The shined scale ranges from one to seven. One being a slight earthquake, felt by only a few people whereas seven means a severe earthquake. Two to four are usually minor earthquakes whereas six and seven are slightly more dangerous.
Precautions:-Every household in Japan are asked to keep a survival kit which includes:- Flashlight Radio First aid kit Food and Water (to last a few days) They are asked to avoid placing heavy objects in houses as they could fall during earthquake. They are also asked to have a fire extinguisher in every house and to know where there evacuation exits are located in hyper neighborhood. After a severe earthquake they are told to turn off ovens, stoves and any gas valve objects. Mount Fuji:- Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest mountain standing at 3776 meters. This has been worshipped as a sacred mountain for many centuries.Mount Fuji is an active volcano, which last erupted in 1708. It is located on the border between Yamahas and Shook.
The mountain can be seen from Tokyo and Yashmak. Clouds and fog often block the View of Mount Fuji as it is extremely large. You have to consider yourself lucky to get a good view of the famous mountain! Natural Hazards:- Earthquakes are a serious hazard for Japan. There are over 7,000 each year, many of these being tremors with several severe ones. There are 70 active volcanoes located in Japan.
Tsunamis which are caused by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.Heavy snowfalls are common in the North Mountains during winter. Typhoons (tropical storms) wind up to km/hrs Torrential Rain. Japan’s Interdependence:- They give aid to third world countries in parts of Asia and Africa. Japan has built factories abroad which have helped provide Jobs for those living there.
Invested money into development resources and several industries overseas. Where is Japan? As you know Japan is made up of 4 different islands. Honshu, Hooked, Shush and Shook.
Japan is neighbors with Korea, China and Russia. It is said that the Sea of Japan Separates Asia from the Japanese.Climate Japan is quite a large country. Due to this there is a larger North South extension of the country, this causes the climate to vary in different parts. In most of the major cities (Inc. Tokyo), the climate is temperate and consists of 4 seasons. Typhoons hit parts of the country during the year.
Rainy Season:- In early summer, many parts of Japan go through a rainy season. They call this “thus” or “bayou” meaning “plum rain” because plums ripen during this time. This season is caused by the northerly cold air meeting the southerly air, resulting in table bad weather over the Japanese archipelago for several weeks.The rainy season roughly lasts from June to mid July. Whereas if affects Okinawa a month earlier than the rest of Japan.
Although Hooked is barely affected by the rainy season. The table below shows the average starting and ending dates of the rainy season according to the Japan Meteorological Agency: Region Start End Okinawa 8 June 23 Southern Summary 29 July 13 Chunkiness 4 July 17 Kink (inch. Osaka, Kyoto) June 6 July 19 Kant (inch. Tokyo) June 8 July 20 Northern Touchstone 12 July 27 Seasons:- Winter (December – February), is dry and sunny near the pacific coast.
Temperatures are rarely dropped below O. Temperature decreases as you go north who usually experience snowfall. Spring (March – May), usually warm and isn’t much rain. Cherry blossoms are often spotted at this time and many festivals are celebrated. Summer None – Depends on year) There is a 3 – 4 week rainy season.
This time is useful for the farmers, as they plant their rice during this time. The air is humid and hot, temperature is usually above 30. Autumn (September – November), light breezes and a cool temperature are expected in the season.