Japan was a very interesting country to study about. From 30,000 to 10,000 B.C. the settlement of Japan began. Then, in 405, Japan made Chinese it’s official written language. Buddhism and Confucianism entered from Korea in 538 and in 645, the emperor of Japan introduced a legal system and taxes. The first military leader was Minamoto yorito. His term started in 1192. Japan has never been controlled by anyone besides Japan itself so far. Japan is known for it’s beauty in the parts where there is some. It also has great landscape. There are mountains, islands, forests, beaches, terraces, and rice patties all in Japan. Some natural resources are timber, coal, copper, zinc, silver, tin and more. The climate of Japan varies, depending on what part of the country you’re in. If you’re in the north, the climate is cold and snowy in the winter, and foggy damp, and cool in the summer. If you’re in the south in the winter, it’s basically warm and humid all year long. The ranges in weather altogether are: SUMMER- 70 degrees F to 81 degrees F. WINTER- 16 degrees F to 39 degrees F.

The capital of Japan is Tokyo. Other large cities in Japan are Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, and Kyoto. Some cities have a lot of vegetation, and others don’t have any at all. It all depends on if the city is crowded and filled or not. There are about 450 species of birds in Japan, 30 species of reptiles, regular sized sea life, and a lot of insects. Japan has grown a lot in population over many years. The current population is 120,760,000. There are about 828 people per square mile. 76% of the population is rural and 24% is urban. Almost all of the people in Japan speak Japanese. The three main religions are Christian, Buddhism, and Shintoist. Japan runs under a Parliamentary government which is a government ran by elected by the people whom they represent similar to how the U.S. is ran. The Prime Minister is the head of the government. All men and women over 20 years old can vote for presidency. Japan makes cars, electronics, textiles, chemicals, steel and machinery. One of Japan’s biggest food products is rice. Japan manufactures cars and also does mining. Agriculture of Japan is very little.