Japan is 120 miles off the coast of Asia. Also, it is made up of four, large islands, and has 4,000 small mountainous islands. Only 15 percent of the land is meant for farming, and it can be dangerous since there are many volcanoes, earthquakes, tidal waves, and hurricanes. Japan has plenty of rain, so it is a great place for rice cultivation, and it is an island with the ocean which provides plenty of fish for food. Since Japan is an island, it is safe from invasions.