Japan And It's 5 Themes Of Geography

Category: Miscellaneous

Autor: people 05 June 2011

Words: 1725 | Pages: 7

Instead of choosing just one of the five themes of geography for my

project, I decided to pick a location that interests me then investigate all five

themes throughout my location. I chose Japan since this is a place I have always

wanted to visit, but do not think I will ever have the opportunity to go. While

investigating the five themes, I found the endless amount of depth to each theme.

Therefore, I will only briefly be addressing each geographic theme for Japan.

The first theme I will be addressing is location and regions. Japan is a series

of islands located to the east of Russia and Korea and is separated by the Sea of

Japan and is part of the continent Asia. The coordinates for the middle of Japan are

36 degrees north and 138 degrees east of the Prime Meridian. Japan is made up of

several thousands of islands. To the west is the North Pacific Ocean. Japan is about

300,000 kilometers and is about the size of California.

Japan is broken into eight regions as shown below in my example. Each

region varies some with difference in customs and culture. The first is the northern

most one you see below. It is called Hokkaido. Hokkaido is the second largest of

Japan’s islands. It has very harsh winters at below zero temperatures with lots of

snow and very mild summers.

Hokkaido is the least

developed of Japan’s islands,

therefore it attracts nature

lovers, skiers, and

snowboarders. Moving down

the map, the next place you

see is the Tohoku Region. It

is in the north part of Japan’s

largest island, Honshu. This region seems to have a little of everything with its

countrysides, mountains, lakes, and it’s hot springs. This region has harsh winters

much like the Hokkaido region, but it is known for producing very high quality

rice. The next region is the Kanto region. This region is just a very large plain and

because of that, this is where the large cities of Tokyo and Yokohama are located.

Being the home of such large cities the Kanto Region is very dense in population,

probably the most populated part of Japan. The Chubu Region is in the middle of

Honshu. What I found interesting about the Chubu Region is that this region is also

broken into three other regions within itself. The northern part of the Chubu

Region along the coast is also known as the Hokuriku Region. The mid part of

Chubu is called the Koshinetsu Region and the southern part is called Tokai

Region. The Kinki Region is usually...