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100,000 sacred woods remain in Japan

100,000 sacred woods remain in Japan | Japan Geog 400 | Scoop.it
KIE (Kateigaho International Edition) brings you the unique culture, art, and lifestyle of Japan.
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The forest is immensly important to the Japanese.  As stated in the article it is one of the most densly forested countries out there.  It really is no wonder that they were veiwed to be both fearsome and at the same time quite holy places, where the gods roamed.

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Geography: Japan's Geography

Geography: Japan's Geography | Japan Geog 400 | Scoop.it
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A wonderfully informative overveiw of the geography of Japan.  This article talks about the elationship of Japan and its loction in the world scope.  how its cultur was affected by it's geography.  

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Children in Japan

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A look at the social paradox that is happening inside of the Japanese society.  Parent's have always taught the japanese children that soial cooperativeness and the group is what is important.  they have always and still do see the egocentric child as being a social deviant.  but on the other side Japanese parents are intilling the values of being an academically superior student is extremeplt important.  leading to extreme competitiveness that starins the idea of group importance.

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RIETI - Solving Agricultural Problems in China and Japan - More democracy needed in both countries

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The difference in treatmet of farmers is really quite astonishing.  The farming population in Japan is shrinking and almost disappearing despite the good treatment the government offers them.  while it contrasts with the swelling of to many workers farming in China while still having low production, in world context.

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Geography of Japan - SPICE

A well detailed reveiw of th geogrphy of Japan.  This article includes a spatial rendition along with peeks at other sytems that are human in nature,  It also incluse the uses of the countires geography by the people that live there and how effective it was to the survival of the people.

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Geography and Map of Japan

Geography and maps of Japan.: home page japan treaty of kanagawa formosa taiwan cia factbook sakhalin island...

All of the basic knowlegde to know where and the statistics about Japan.  Located of the coast of China, and despite confronting China and Mongol in several conflicts it has retained its autonomy.  Japan despite its small size that it has kept a siza le military power untill after WW2

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Ise Shine - Japan's Sacred Forests

Ise Shine - Japan's Sacred Forests | Japan Geog 400 | Scoop.it
On the east side of the Kii Penninsula, near the forests of Kumano, lies Ise Jingu, known popularly by the honorific O-Ise-san.
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Ise Jingu is the most sacred of all the shrines in Japan.  It is known for housing the mirror of Ameterasu the sun-goddess.  The shrine needs to be rebuilt every twenty years with plain cedar.  The cedar is grown in a sacred forest, where chopping a tree down without government permission can be up to a quarter million U.S. dollars in fines.  Much less strict than the old law which stated your head would be the same as the tree, chopped off.

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Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji | Japan Geog 400 | Scoop.it
Photo. Mount Fuji is a physical, cultural, and spiritual symbol of Japan.
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The mountain named Mt. Fuji is literally one of the most important symbols in Japan.  This is a major site of spiritual culture for all Japanese people.  This mountain also happens to sit on a triple junction, which means it sits on the Amurian, Filipino, and Eurasian tectonic plates.

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Taylor - Social Problems in Japan

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The article makes many good points at what is wrong in the social world of Japan.  There is an increase of dissociative people living in Japan.  Many of these people are losing direct personal relationships to indirect electronic relationships, through ironically social media.  with a profound influx of "Western" individualism, and the reduction of extended family.

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Japan - AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, AND FISHING

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Most interesting id the fact that Japan as a whole has very little land that is arable. most of the land is divided by or taken up by the mountains and cities. what is remarkable is that Japanese farmers have for nearly sixty years had high agricultural output. Even when contending with the shrinking of available arable land.
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Benson%20Sec%201%20Japan%20Geography%20Holt.pdf

A powerpoint in a pdf format.  this powerpoint shows how the geography of japan shaped its early history and the rest of the countries future as a whole.  Because this is an archipelago that each island is also full of mountains, the population was fragmented and separated. the mountains allowed for clan or tribal government to develop.  

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