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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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Japan earthquake: Aerial footage show damaged landscape - BBC News

Japan earthquake: Aerial footage show damaged landscape - BBC News | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Drone footage shows the devastation to the remote towns of Minamiaso and Mashiki caused by last week's earthquakes that hit southern Japan.
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Geomorphology hazards Contemporary hazards
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The incredible shrinking country

The incredible shrinking country | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
THE mantra since Shinzo Abe returned to office in 2012 has been about pulling Japan out of its long deflationary spiral. But that is much easier said than done when...
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Japan's shrinking population is prompting a major re-think of "Japan's social architecture."

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Tsunami in Japan 2011

Original http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gh3JrdL-Zg and btw. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpoKcZ_jFKU
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via Seth Dixon. A gripping and horrendous 25 minute account of the 2011 tsunami as it impacts on the Japanese port of Kamaishi. This video takes the viewer from the first, almost impercetible ripple to the raging torrent that resulted in mass destruction.

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Japan Earthquake: before and after

Japan Earthquake: before and after | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Swipe over each satellite photo to view the situation before and after the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

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Climbing Mt. Fuji, a World Heritage-Safety and Etiquette Guide

This video shows you the safe climbing and the preservation of environment of Mt. Fuji. The contents are divided into planning, rule and etiquette, equipment...
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A useful resource to stimulate thinking and discussion about the effects of human activity on World heritage areas and mountain environments.

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Whaling in the Antarctic: Japan's scientific program illegal

Whaling in the Antarctic: Japan's scientific program illegal | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Japan’s Southern Ocean “scientific” whaling program is contrary to international law, the International Court of Justice found last night after a four week trial between Australia and Japan in June last…
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A win in the short-term, but unfortunately the ban refers to the current whaling program and does not prevent Japan developing future "scientific" programs.

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Google Street View maps ghost town evacuated after Fukushima

Google Street View maps ghost town evacuated after Fukushima | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"For two years, no one has entered the town of Namie without hazmat suits and government approval. But thanks to Google Street View, former residents and observers around the world will soon be able to virtually tour one of the Fukushima meltdown’s biggest casualties."

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Google does community service.

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New NASA Study Shows That Japan's Merging Tsunami Doubled the Destruction - Ecocentric

New NASA Study Shows That Japan's Merging Tsunami Doubled the Destruction - Ecocentric | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The tsunami that tore through northern Japan on March 11 was catastrophically strong. The waves—triggered by a 9.0 earthquake—swamped coastal towns, destroyed homes and offices and led to the deaths of nearly 16,000 people.
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