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"How has Japan become so successful, despite all the odds"

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18/03/2002 Prasshy.S "How has Japan become so successful, despite all the odds" 'Geography is the study of places, the human and physical processes that shape them, and the people who live in them". This essay is about how Japan (see map) became so successful, despite all the odds. This essay will be concentrating on the main cities and bays of Japan. They are Osaka, Wokasa Bay, Kansai and Kobe. Japan lies in the middle of three tectonic plates, which results in 80 active volcanoes and 30 severe typhoons/storms a year. Japan is very popular for its industry in electronics e.g. Panasonic. All the roads are tightly squeezed into the beautiful landscape. In some cases there are motorways running on top of each other. Japan is also involved in trade both through exporting and importing. Surprisingly there are also no migrants in Japan. One of the main reasons for Japan's success in industries is their knowledge and the personality of the workingmen and women. ...read more.

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It is a modern picture now. In the cities is a view of economic success. The population in Japan is approximately 125 million. Japan is also top of the league in science, industry and education. All of this is taking place although Japan has no raw materials. 99.7% of Oil in Japan is shipped from overseas. 99.8% of Coal in Japan is shipped from overseas. 98.7% of the iron in Japan is shipped from overseas. 99.8% of Copper in Japan is shipped from overseas. Another main cause for the success of Japan is their attitude towards work. 90% of the companies in Japan are small companies. 60% of Japanese goods come from small companies (see labeled diagrams). Japan as a fact has hardly any flat land. 75% of Japan is mountainous. Despite this, they have been able to builds many industrial buildings. To increase the about of roads in Japan, they have built roads on top of each other. ...read more.

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Children in Japan are finding life very hard. There is a lot of pressure on them. Their parents want them to study 24 hours a day so that they could go to college, university and then get a good job. The children don't go out with their friends because they will fell guilty so they study. Despite all the odds, Japan has had a lot of successes in its time. One of the main problems they faced was the fact that Japan lies in the boundaries of three tectonic plates, which caused 30 typhoons in an average year and 80 active volcanoes. Japan also experienced a lot of damage after world war two. How have they managed to do it? One of the reasons is their attitude towards work. They all work together as a team to fulfill their job. They also communicate with robots as if they were humans. To solve space problems the Japanese have even made new land. I have learned a lot my doing this essay. Before doing this essay if anybody would have asked me to move to Japan I would have refused but now I might reconsider it! ...read more.

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