Japan was a very interesting country to study about. From 30,000 to 10,000 B.C. the settlement of
Japan began. Then, in 405, Japan made Chinese it's official written language. Buddhism and Confucianism
entered from Korea in 538 and in 645, the emperor of Japan introduced a legal system and taxes. The first
military leader was Minamoto yorito. His term started in 1192. Japan has never been controlled by anyone
besides Japan itself so far.
Japan is known for it's beauty in the parts where there is some. It also has great landscape. There are
mountains, islands, forests, beaches, terraces, and rice patties all in Japan. Some natural resources are
timber, coal, copper, zinc, silver, tin and more. The climate of Japan varies, depending on what part of the
country you're in. If you're in the north, the climate is cold and snowy in the winter, and foggy damp, and
cool in the summer. If you're in the south in the winter, it's basically warm and humid all year long. The
ranges in weather altogether are:
SUMMER- 70 degrees F to 81 degrees F.
WINTER- 16 degrees F to 39 degrees F.
The capital of Japan is Tokyo. Other large cities in Japan are Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, and
Kyoto. Some cities have a lot of vegetation, and others don't have any at all. It all depends on if the city is
crowded and filled or not. There are about 450 species of birds in Japan, 30 species of reptiles, regular
sized sea life, and a lot of insects.
Japan has grown a lot in population over many years. The current population is 120,760,000.
There are about 828 people per square mile. 76% of the population is rural and 24% is urban. Almost all of
the people in Japan speak Japanese. The three main religions are Christian, Buddhism, and Shintoist. Japan
runs under a Parliamentary government which is a government ran by elected by the people whom they
represent similar to how the U.S. is ran. The Prime Minister is the head of the government. All men and
women over 20 years old can vote for presidency. Japan makes cars, electronics, textiles, chemicals, steel
and machinery. One of Japan's biggest food products is rice. Japan manufactures cars and also does mining.
Agriculture of Japan is very little.