a group or chain of islands
Japanese term used for a huge sea wave caused by an undersea earthquake
in Asia, seasonal wind that brings warm, moist air from oceans in summer and cold, dry air from inland in the winter
a violent tropical storm that forms in the Pacific Ocean, usually in late summer
an area's original inhabitants
of the same or similar kind or nature
a ruling house or continuing family of rulers, especially in China
in medieval Japan, a class of professional soliders who lived by a strict code of personal honor and loyalty to a noble
a pictorial character or symbol that represents a specific meaning or idea
an ancient practice that involves inserting fine needles into the body at specific points in order to cure disease and ease pain
form of Japanese potery originally consisting of 17 syllables and three lines often about nature
a style of architecture most often found in traditional East Asian buildings, marked by gracefully curved tile roofs in the tower style
economy is controlled by the government
a collective farming community whose members share work and product
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Group (APEC)
a trade group, whose members are Japan, China, South Korea, and Taiwan, that ensures that trade among the member countries is efficient and fair
a citizen who speaks out against government policies
World Trade Organization
an international body that oversees trade agreements and settles trade disputes among countries
process in which arable land is turned into desert
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