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Mr. S's Japan and Korea

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Tsunami
Huge sea wave caused by an earthquake on the ocean floor.
Archipelago
Groups of islands.
Megalopolis
Pattern of heavy urban settlement over a large area.
Shogun
Military leaders in Japan.
Samurai
Poverful land owning warriors in Japan; loyal to the daimyos.
Shinto
Ancient Japanese religion.
Kimono
Traditional Japanese dress for women and men.
Diamyo
Powerful land owners.
Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu
What are the four main islands in Japan?
Mount Fuji
What is the tallest peak in Japan and is also a national symbol?
Snowy winters
What kind of climate is on the northern islands of Japan?
Subtropical
What kind of climate is on the southern islands of Japan?
Farming and forests
Japan has a very high population but much of the land is set aside for what?
Megalopolis
3/4 of Japanese people live in urban areas but the largest urban area including Tokyo is called?
Pollution, fishing
In Japan laws have been passed to reduce ________ and control _________?
90%
What percentage of the people were peasants?
Clans
What were ancient Japanese grouped by?
Shinto and Buddhism
What are the two main religions in Japan?
Family and Traditions
Love of nature
Cleanliness
What are the "Four Affirmations" of Shinto?
Beauty of nature
What kind of paintings do Japanese people like to display?
Haiku
What is a well known form of Japanese peotry?
Kabuki
What kind of theater do actors wear beautiful colorful costumes and masks?
Kami's child
All creations are known as what?
Delaying of marriages or not marrying at all
What is the cause of low birth rates in Japan?
Buddism, Emperor , written characters
China influenced Japan in what 3 ways?
Attacked Pearl Harbor
What did Japan do on December 7, 1941?
U.S would not be willing or able to enter the war
What did the Japanese think the U.S. would not be able to do after they attack Pearl Harbor?
Roosevelt
Who declared that the U.S. would officially enter WWII?
Manhattan
What was the secret project the U.S. had during WWII that created the Atomic Bomb?
U.S. dropped 2 atomic bombs
Why did Japan surrender to the U.S.?
United States
Who helped rebuild Japan after WWII?
Constitutional Monarchy
What kind of government did Japan become after lossing their Emperor and his political powers?
Electronics, cars, ship building
What kind of major manufacturing did Japan quickly recover from around the 1970's?
Volcano, earthquake, tsunami
What are 3 ways that the Ring of Fire impacts Japan?
Air pollution, acid rain, over fishing
What are 3 environmental challenges Japan will face?
Low birth rate, aging population
Why is Japan the world leader in Robotic technology?
Peninsula
North and South Korea are located on what geographic feature?
Astronomical observatory, 28 character language
Ancient Koreans have accomplished what two things?
Japan
In 1910 Korea was invaded and conquered by what neighboring country?
North invaded the South hoping to unite all Koreans
What caused the beginning of the Korean War?
U.S. and U.N.
Who came to the aid and support of the South Koreans?
China
Who sent troops to support the North Koreans?
Truman
What president made the decision to send troops in support of South Korea?
Eisenhower
What president negotiated the cease fire to end the Korean War?
DMZ
What is the 2.5 mile wide border between North and South Korea?
Democracy and a free enterprise system
What is South Korea's government and economy like today?
Speech and elections
What are 2 freedoms that were denied under a communist dictatorship for North Koreans?
40 %
What percentage of North Koreans work on government run collective farms?
They manufacture poor quality goods, outdating farming and strained international relations
Why has North Korea's development fallen behind South Korea's?
Damaged hopes of peace and caused world wide concerns
What was the effect of North Korea development of nuclear weapons?
Make a peace park
What is one proposal of what they should do with the area of the DMZ?