Japan is country in located in Asia. It's nearest mainland neighbor is Korea and it is also near Russia and China. There are four main islands (Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Skikoku). The meaning of the name of this country is the start of the sun (not in so many words, actually less words). I still can't believe that this country is made up of just fewer than seven thousand islands. It's home to the world's tenth largest population, based on the last count. It's also amazing the sheer volume of acid rain produced by this country mainly due to its dependency on nuclear power. Known as the Silicon Valley of Asia, Japan's most famous and influential companies are revolved around tech. Although they are also home to the largest producer of cars (Toyota) in the world. The terrain is very mountainous almost eighty percent of the land is in the form of a mountain. Geologically the country is located on three well known tectonic plates. As these plates shift and rub against one another earthquakes form and are quite common for the region. As a culture the Japanese people value healthy habits and education which makes their citizens have some the higher life expectancies in the world. Japan is home to the longest standing monarchy form of government in the world. The Japanese language is really unique in that there are no singular or plural forms of words. There are also no articles or gender forms used in the Japanese language.
These worksheets will help serve many different purposes. We have reading passage that will explore many different aspects of the culture, terrain, attractions, and people of Japan. You will find maps that can better help students understand the geography of the country and its relative size to our country. Each reading passage is accompanied by a set of question to help make sure you have comprehended what you have read. In addition to a number of wonderful reading passages you will find information on the geography and culture in modern and ancient times of Japan.