Japan’s density Japan has a population of about 127. 3 people. In the last 50 years Japan’s population grew about 30 million. There are approximately 336 people living per kilometer square. The most dense city in Japan is Tokyo, Tokyo has a population of about 9 124 000. Tokyo’s population of about 7 percent of Japan’s whole population. Even though Japan’s population is shrinking, Tokyo’s population is growing. The second next most dense place in Japan is Yokohama with a population of 3. 689 million people. Yokohama is just south of Tokyo. Tokyo and Yokohama play a big part in Japan’s population.
25 percent of Japan’s population is people aged over 65 years old. That is why Japan is slowly starting to shrink in population because a lot of old citizens are dying Physical Geography Landforms in Japan. In Japan there are lots of mountains. percent of Japan’s land is full of mountains. The highest mountain in Japan is Mount Fuji. Mount Fuji is about 3376 metres high. A lot of mountains in Japan look similar to Mount fuji but are way smaller. If you climb Mount Fuji you have a chance to die because Mount Fuji is an active volcano. There are also lots of flat land and plains. The total open land in Japan adds up to about 377,727km2.
There are about 110 volcanoes in Japan, 47 out of the 110 volcanoes are very closely watched, because they recently erupted or they have signs that they are about to erupt. Some of Japan’s tap water comes from the mountains. Water resources Japan’s tap water mostly comes from Tokyo Bay, Osaka Bay, and Lake Biwa. They sometimes get their water from mountain streams and small bodies of water. Agriculture Lots of people in Japan try to grow their own crops but the climate is not always suitable. Japan’s land also limits the crops they can produce because most of the land is not suitable for crops.. or them to grow crops. Only about 13 percent of Japan’s land is suitable for growing crops.
These areas where they can grow their food is highly protected as Japan relies on this land. In the 13 percent of land they can grow food they mainly use it to make rice. Rice is very popular in Japan so they need to grow a lot of rice. Since there is not enough land to grow crops for their whole country they import a high percentage of their food from other countries. They are one of the highest spending countries on food. They spend about 25 billion dollars every year on food.
This shows how they are in need for more suitable land for crops. If Japan keeps polluting their air it will kill the animals habitat which will end up killing the animals. This can affect the amount of meat they can produce. Japan’s drainage features Japan’s drainage features are very useful. Since there is a lot of natural disasters in Japan such as typhoons and floods. Japan wants to take the extra water away after a flood or typhoon. To take this away they made sinkholes that have gigantic underground pipes which leads the water to different bodies of water in Japan. Climate
Japan’s seasons are similar to Canada’s. In the winter the temperature rarely drops below 0 degrees celsius (32 degrees fahrenheit). The temperature mainly stays in the positives. It is also sometimes a bit sunny in the winter. In the summer it stays hot the weather stays in the mid to high 20s. In spring the weather stays near 13 degrees celsius. So it is a bit chilly. Autumn’s temperature stays in the middle of summer and spring. It is usually 18 degrees celsius. Overall Japan’s weather gets to a point where it is really cold and gets to a point where it gets really hot. Is japan a suitable society?
Yes and no Japan is a suitable place to live because the population is shrinking but the natural resources are also decreasing. If the natural resources decrease faster than Japan’s population then Japan is not a suitable society. If the population decrease faster than the natural resources then it is a suitable society. If the population grows really fast as the natural resources are staying the same then Japan will not be a suitable society to live in. So it really depends on how the population increases or decreases. As of now it looks like Japan’s population is shrinking really fast as the resources are slowly decreasing. Resources
Japan is in high need for coal. copper, bauxite, Japan spends a lot of money on importing coal and oil. They use lots of coal and oil for energy. Japan is very limited on fossil fuels. Japan is also short on metal and mineral resources. They are very short on most natural resources. If they run out of coal and oil Japan will not be suitable as everyone relies on coal and oil for energy. Where do they get their drinking water from? Japan mostly drinks their water from plastic bottled water because they do not like the taste and smell of the chemicals used to treat piped water. Some people think that the water taste a bit like chlorine.
About 60 percent of the population drink their water from bottled water and the other 40 percent drink water from their tap. The drinking water is clean so you won’t die or get sick if you drink it. What people do too affect Japan’s suitable society There are a lot of people in Tokyo, which means lots of cars, which ends up leading to lots of pollution. Then the air is not clean, if humans breathe in too much of the air it may lead to more sickness and deaths. Japanese citizens tend to not litter as much as other countries. If someone litters then someone else will clean it the litter because it is part of their culture.
77 percent of Japan’s waste goes to the recycling. In Japan a lot of people use a handkerchief instead of using paper towel to avoid littering and to not use the garbage. They do this to keep Japan and the whole world clean. Crops Japan’s land and climate limit the crops they can produce because the climate is not suitable to grow crops. Lots of the time the landform is not suitable for the crops to grow or the climate is too hot or too warm. When it is right time for them to grow crops they use pesticides because they want to keep their crops protected. Pesticides make some people sick.
So pesticides is really bad too use. Sometimes the soil is also not suitable to grow crops. What physical features might affect their future sustainability of the society. Education In Japan they have 6 years of elementary school, three years of junior high, three years of highschool, and two to four years of university. Education in Japan is a lot harder than majority of other countries. It is also a bit more competitive than other countries. So they have to work extra hard to get a good job. A lot of people drop out or move to a different country for school. This can make Japan’s population decrease even more.
Diseases/health care Overall Japan has the same same diseases as Canada such as Colds, flus, Mononucleosis . A common disease that Japan has and not Canada is the Japanese encephalitis is a disease that is given by a mosquito bite. Symptoms may take up to 15 days to fully develop. The symptoms from this disease is fevers, headaches, vomiting, confusion, and difficulty moving. Symptoms that develop later is swelling around the brain. If you get this disease it can be very dangerous. A small amount of people get this disease. For healthcare all citizens are taxed about 30 percent.
If you are not a citizen then you can not get “free health care” unless you have lived there for more than a year. Japan’s medical treatment is very good as statistics show Japanese citizens are expected to live the longest out of all the other citizens that are born in other countries. Invasive species An invasive species in Japan is the Fallopia Japonica also known as the Japanese Knotweed. This root is so strong it can can damage concrete foundations, buildings, roads, paving, retaining walls and architectural sites. This root will spread very quickly. It can also survive floods.
This invasive species is usually found near water sources. This root can grow up to 10 feet. Natural disasters Natural disasters that happen in Japan are tsunamis, typhoons earthquakes, and Droughts. The most recent natural disaster was a typhoon. Typhoons are the most common in Japan. A recent earthquake in Japan moved an island 8 feet. These natural disasters are very deadly as they will kill many people. If Japan keeps on having typhoons then the rivers will flood. If the rivers flood then many and lots of sea life will die. This can affect their agriculture because Japan uses lots of sea life for