Physical Geography In Japan

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Through the Geography 101 course, I have become increasingly familiar with certain concepts that are easily applicable to cities and countries that I am familiar with. These concepts help me fully understand the geographic situation occurring in these locations. One location that has been brought up many times throughout the semester and I have increased with familiarity is Japan. This location is constantly changing and growing. It exports many different vehicle and machinery parts, and is at the forefront of technology and the revolution that follows. Though I do not have any personal connections to the country of Japan, I know that has important geographical traits and occurrences that affect the population and cultural geographies, the …show more content…
Currently there are 7.3 billion people. We need to create space and ensure food and nutrition for many, also known as food security. Japan is a country that prioritizes making room for citizens and ensuring enough food and medication are accessible. Tokyo is a heavily populated city, it needs to create or have access to a sustainable food source for the inhabitants. Space is also important. The buildings and homes are very close together to create more space for more people to live in the city. Is this city able to carry that many people?
Japan is an interesting country. It is made up of 6,852 islands and the living spaces vary from highly urbanized areas, such as Tokyo, to highly impoverished areas known as slums such as Kamagasaki. As for physical geography, 4/5 of Japan’s land is either forest or mountains and is difficult to be made into farms, industrial, or residential areas. The largest city in Japan is Tokyo. It is densely populated and because of this high density, the motorways are elevated over main roads to reduce the amount of space they take
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Looking at the population pyramid that represents demographic structure. What one is able to see is that the younger generation is shrinking, while the older generation is staying alive longer also known as the demographic transition model; where the population change in which high birth and death rates are replace by low birth and death rates. This is causing troubles for the dependency ratio. This is the number of children and seniors per 100 working adults. Japans younger generation is growing much slower and will have to work harder to support the older

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