1. Japan is known for its tea ceremonies, calligraphy, distinctive architecture and art, and food such as sushi.
  2. Tea and Sushi
  3. Japan is composed of islands, the largest of which are Hondo, Yezo or Jesso, Kyushu, and Shikoku.
  4. Volcanic Island of Iwo Jima, Japan
  5. The area of Japan is about the same of California, which lies due east.
  6. As of 2020, Japan has a population of over 126 million people.
  7. As with China, education in Japan is encouraged and highly valued.
  8. The capital city of Japan is Tokyo, formerly called Yedo.
  9. Tokyo, Japan
  10. The climate is tropical to the south, temperate and cold in the north.
  11. Japan contains many mountains and active volcanoes.
  12. Agriculture receives great attention. Many of the hills are cultivated to their summits. The products comprise grain, tea, cotton, sugar-cane, and tobacco, besides camphor and varnish.
  13. Rice Terraces of Japan
  14. The traditional foods of Japan often include rice and fish.
  15. The islands are remarkable for the frequency of heavy rains, fearful typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
  16. Typhoon in Japan


  1. The first treaty between Japan and the United States was concluded by Com. Perry in 1854.
  2. The earliest authentic accounts of China and Japan published in Europe were given by Marco Polo, a celebrated traveler of the 13th century.


  1. Find the Sea of Japan.
  2. Find the Yellow Sea.
  3. Find the East China Sea.
  4. Find the Pacific Ocean.
  5. Find the La Pérouse Strait.
  6. Point to the neighboring countries: Russia, China, North Korea, and South Korea.
  7. List the the large Japanese Islands. Which is the largest?
  8. Where is the city of Tokyo?
  9. What strait is between Hondo and Yezo?
  10. Where is Yokohama, a major Japanese seaport?
  11. Between what approximate latitudes is Japan?
  12. The parallel of 35 degrees north latitude, which passes over Oklahoma City, passes near which parts of Japan?