Case Study Japan
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Case Study Japan

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Kyoto and Tokyo are two major cities in Japan. The characters that make up Japan's name mean 'sun-origin' (because it lies to the east of nearby countries), which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the 'Land of the Rising Sun'.

Play our first Geography quiz about this fascinating country.

1.
Level strips of land cut out of hillsides for farming are called what?
Bonsais
Levees
Terraces
Transects
2.
Japan lies on which body of water?
Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Yellow Sea
3.
What is the capital of Japan?
Kyoto
Nagasaki
Osaka
Tokyo
Kyoto was the capital until the 1860s
4.
Which statement is true about Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain?
It has three peaks
It is a dormant volcano
It is the world's 2nd highest mountain
It lies on an island
It last erupted in the 1700s and is considered sacred
5.
Most of the major cities are located where?
In the center of Honshu
In the north
In the south
On flat coastal plains
Over 75% of Japan is covered by high land
6.
Japan is made up of how many main islands?
3
4
5
6
It has over 1,000 islands in total!
7.
Which is the country's largest island?
Hokkaido
Honshu
Kyushu
Shikoku
8.
Lying on Tokyo Bay, what is Japan's chief port?
Hiroshima
Nagoya
Sapporo
Yokohama
9.
What is the Shinkansen?
A volcano
An electronics company
Bullet train
Japanese National Bank
Trains run on a network and can reach over 180mph
10.
In autumn the south is commonly hit by what?
Meteors
Sandstorms
Snowstorms
Typhoons
Typhoons are a type of tropical storm
Author:  Jan Crompton

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