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Japan the Country Itself

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on May 19, 2010 at 10:18:16 am

Japan is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, set apart from the rest of Asia by the Sea of Japan. It's about the size of Montana or California. Although Japan has thousands of islands, its four main ones are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku. The countries closest to Japan are Korea, Russia, and China. Its population is about 125,000,000, and around two million of those are foreign students. About half of the people who live in Japan and are not Japanese are Korean.


Because of its length, Japan's climate varies dramatically. The climate in most of the large cities is subtropic, and it has four seasons, like we do in Colorado. They have a rainy season (typhoon season) in the late summer. In some of the northern islands, they get a lot of snow in the winter, but in other places, January can be up to 62 degrees.


Japan--Sophie Macie

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