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Japan is a mountainous _______________ – Definition: a group or chain of islands – located in the ____________ off the coast of mainland _________ archipelago.

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3 Japan is a mountainous _______________ – Definition: a group or chain of islands – located in the ____________ off the coast of mainland _________ archipelago Pacific Ocean Asia

4 Islands formed along the ____________ so they experienced strong natural forces such as: – ____________ – _____________ Ring of Fire Earthquakes Volcanoes Tsunamis

5 Japanese developed a ________ for forces in nature ___________ is a traditional Japanese religion that worshipped divine forces in nature found in all living and non- living things very similar to __________ which also worships spirits in nature respect Shintoism Animism

6 The mountainous terrain made it hard to _____ Japan Used ____________ farming in order to grow crops in the mountainous terrain Most of the population lived in __________ or near the ___________ unite terrace river valleys coastline

7 Japan’s irregular coastline provided many ___________ Japanese learned to use the ________ as a source of food and transportation Seas isolated Japan from other cultures but also provided protection from ________ Natural harbors sea invasion

8 The geographic characteristics of Japan were similar to the geographic characteristics of _____________ Greece

9 ______ was a cultural bridge between China and Japan The Japanese blending of Chinese customs with Japanese traditions is an example of _____________ missionaries brought from ___________ China into Japan Zen Buddhism Korea cultural diffusion

10 Feudalism is a system of government where ____ is exchanged for _____________, loyalty, and protection of people who live on the land. ________________ government in Japan led to the development of feudalism land military service weak central

11 Emperor Daimyo Merchants Artisans Samurai Peasants Shogun

12 Real power in Japan was held by the ______ not the emperor Shogun

13 Samurais had to live by a strict code of behavior or warrior code known as ______________ This was very similar to the warrior code of behavior followed by the knights in feudal Europe known as _____________ bushido chivalry

14 Tokugawa Shoguns created a _______________ feudal government in Japan in 1603 Brought 300 year period of _________, ___________ and ___________to Japan Strong central stability peace prosperity

15 Cultural Advances – _________________ – ________________ Kabuki theater Haiku poetry Tea Ceremony Zen gardens

16 Tokugawa shoguns attempted to __________ Japan from westerners – Became _________ towards foreigners – ________________ Banned western merchants from entering Japan prohibited Japanese from travelling abroad isolate Closed Country Edict hostile


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