Honshū Essays

  • Shinto And China's Influence On Japanese Culture

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    Japan, a rugged island country slightly smaller than California resting in the Pacific Ocean. The island of Japan is home to many active and dormant volcanoes, abundant with mountainous terrain. Japanese have always been recognized for their deep cultural ties, notorious for adopting cultures though the environment around them. Historically Japan has accepted new ideals from nature to its neighboring countries. Japan 's alluring landscape has constantly influenced Japanese lifestyle. Shinto,

  • Mount Fuji Research Paper

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    Introduction Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan standing at 12385 feet (3776 m) and is located on the main island Honshu 62 miles (100 km) southwest of Tokyo. It has a 78 miles circumference and a 25-30 miles in diameter around the base with a 1600 feet diameter crater. The mountain is surrounded by five lakes, Lake Kawaguchiko, Lake Yamanaka, Lake Saiko, Lake Motosuko, Lake Shojiko. The conic stratovolcano lies above a complex tectonic area known as the “Fossa Magna” which is the collision

  • How Meiji Restoration Changed Japan

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    (日本Nihon or Nippon, or formally 日本国 Nihon/Nippon-koku) is located on an island that lies on the Pacific Sea and Sea of Japan, China, North and South Korea’s and Russia being its neighbors. 98% of Japan lies on its 4 main islands: Hokkaido, Kyushu, Honshu and Shikoku. Its capital is Tokyo, formerly called Edo.(6) Japan rapidly modernized in a few decades, while it took centuries in the West.(1) Thesis: When you think of Japan, you probably imagine the Akihabara and Shinjuku districts: skyscrapers,

  • Essay On Ocean Currents

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    Ocean currents and wind currents are a huge part of the systems on earth. They have global impact on our environment and on mankind. There are many currents which all have their own characteristics and effects on different parts of the world. One of the world’s major ocean currents is the Kuroshio Current, a north-eastward flowing current, which flows along Japan and eventually merges with the easterly drift of the north pacific. The current transports warm, tropical water towards the polar region

  • Cause Of The Great Kanto Earthquake In Japan

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    One of the main reasons I chose to talk about this specific earthquake was because of the history of the city, Yokohama. Yokohama is a both a city and port in east-central Honshu, Japan. It is also the capital of Kanagawa. Yokohama is the second most populated city in the whole country. The Tokoyo-Yokohama metropolitan area is the largest and most populated urban area in all of Japan. Yokohama is roughly 20 miles southwest of the big city of Tokyo. Yokohama began in 1854 as a very small fishing town

  • The Great Kanto Earthquake

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    The Great Kanto Earthquake In September 1923, Tokyo became a hell on earth. In less than three days, an earthquake and subsequent conflagrations reduced nearly half of Japan’s capital to a blackened, rubble-filled, corpse-strewn wasteland of desolation. The areas affected were Tokyo, Kanto, The Kanto Plain, Yokohama, as well as the surrounding areas. The Great Kanto Earthquake is considered one of the most shocking natural disasters to occur during the 20th century. The unexpected disaster struck

  • Compare And Contrast Earthquakes

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    Comparing 2 different Earthquake Cases Introduction: In this essay I will be comparing 2 different cases of Earthquakes, 1 in an MEDC (More Economically Developed Country) and the other in an LEDC (Less Economically Developed Country) both of a magnitude of 7.0. The two earthquakes that I will be comparing are the Kobe Earthquake in Japan in 1995 of a magnitude of 7 (for the MEDC) and the Haiti Earthquake in 2010 of a magnitude of 7.0 (for the LEDC).I will be comparing the impact after the Earthquake

  • Openness In Japan

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    Eurocentric point of view, Japan was seen as a relatively “closed” country throughout the Tokugawa Period in comparison to the new technologies of the West that increased the possibilities of overseas contact and trade. Although the main island of Jama, Honshu, was surrounded by different groups of people (the Ainu, Chinese, Korean and Ryukyus) the dominant ethnic group known as the Wajin, were not particularly fond of anything foreign. They were also extremely suspicious of religions besides Shintoism

  • 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Essay

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    To what extent did the 2011 tohoku earthquake in Japan affect their livelihoods? Introduction: In March 11, 2011, the underwater earthquake occurred in pacific Ocean off the coast of Honshu, which is Japan’s main Island. This caused a huge destructive earthquakes and tsunami to Japan. It is called Great Sendai Earthquake or Great Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami. The Tsunami and earthquake had damaged northeastern part of Japan where it’s called Tohoku with the tsunami waves that had climbed up to

  • The Samurai's Influence On Japanese Culture

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    Youssef Marakby ID:900130817 Instructor: Richard Byford Rhet 1020 The Samurai’s affect on Japan’s culture For many years, the legendary Japanese samurai warriors showed that they are the most well known class of ancient Japan and also known with their supremacy of honor, service, and duty which the Japanese society still have today. The samurai helped lay the foundations of Japan 's culture. They held values and morals that have held up for so many years; it is wonderful that they have held

  • Compare And Contrast Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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    During the second World War (1939-1945) two atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, it is debatable whether or not these bombs were the appropriate response. I believe that this was the appropriate response because of the horrible crimes the Japanese committed against Americans as well as innocent people during the Rape of Nanking, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the Bataan Death march, also, the two bombs were the final factors in ending the war, as well as the

  • Which Country Has The Most Islands Essay

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    migrating birds. For these and more reasons, countries with Islands are actually lucky, and the more, the better. Japan Japan is an archipelago stretching for 1,869 miles of 6,853 islands of which, over 430 are inhabited. The four main Islands include Honshu (which is the largest and has the capital Tokyo), Hokkaido, Shikoku, and Kyushu. Whereas most are natural, there are a couple of man-made islands as well. Each of the inhabited islands of Japan has unique cultures and biodiversity whereas the uninhabited

  • Essay On Chilean Earthquake

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    Significant Earthquake Throughout its lifespan, earth has experienced some very extreme catastrophes. These disastrous events have the capability to totally alter the landscape as well as change the lives of the inhabitants of the area that they occur in. During this period of time some catastrophes were foreseeable such volcanos erupting, severe thunder and snow storms, however, catastrophes such as earthquake, tsunami and tornado were not predicable. Back in 1960, the technology that we have

  • 17th Century Poet: Matsuo Basho

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    haiku”of the Tokugawa, or the Edo Era (1603-1867). During this era, Japan closed their borders to decrease the influence of the Western world. This action allowed Japanese culture to flourish. Born in 1644 in the Ueno province of Japan (today known as Honshu), Matsuo Basho grew up with his father, mother, and six siblings. His father, Matsuo Yozaemon was a low ranking samurai but his position was highly respected. Yozaemon served as samurai for a feudal lord, Tōdō Yoshitada. As Matsuo Basho grew up, he

  • Invasive Species Effects

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    The invade of alien species - also known as invasive species - is a global issue that should be eminently aware of but often neglected and misconceived as insignificant. There are a variety of possible causes of invasive species found in a non-native environment, but most probably, invasive species are "domestic aliens" that are escalated by people deliberately to new habitats within large nations and between islands. Invasive species are nonindigenous plants and animals from a foreign environment

  • The Sanriku Earthquake: The Japan Earthquake

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    It was a normal summer morning in the busy and bustling city in Japan. People were living a normal life as usual; laborers went to work; student went to school; housewives were preparing for lunch. The view and the noise in the city remained the same. People from all walks of life were enjoying their day, and everything seemed so peace and calm. No one would have expected that something rare might have happened, especially something that might drastically change their lives. Right after the peaceful

  • Japan Tectonic Earthquakes

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    EARTHQUAKES AND SEISMIC ZONES Japan has always had a history of experiencing tectonic movements and volcanic activities. The movements that were taking place during the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and even during the Tertiary times are still proceeding today. Earthquakes are too felt across the country at each and every part, as they accompany movements along the fault lines and volcanic activities. The conditions of seismicity in the Japanese Arc System are very intricately linked to the Plate Boundary

  • Tokyo Persuasive Speech

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    is the capital city of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Tokyo is in the Kantō region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the

  • The Ainu Language

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    They originate from the Hokkaido island, which is one of the 4 main islands of modern Japan, north of Honshu (Shibatani, 1990). Supposedly, they are descendants of the Jomon people, however there are also influences from the Siberian hunter-gatherers, the Okhotsk due to migration (Lee S, 2013). Therefore, the group has not only East Asian but also Russian

  • Potsdam Declaration Case Study

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    Lancelot C Discussing the “Potsdam Declaration” In 1945,the Nazi fascists were terminated in a German city. Meanwhile, there also started the annihilation of the Japanese fascists. The top three most powerful men at that time, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Harry Truman, as the image above shows, had a sensational meeting and made a significant declaration issued in that German city. Those three men, and that declaration, had a crucial impact on World War II, especially in