Japanese Geography 日本の地理

by Masaki - Japan Licensed Guide
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 Japan consists of four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu from north to south. 

日本は、北から南へかけて、北海道、本州、四国、九州などの4つの大きな島から成り立っています。

High mountain ranges run in the center of the islands.

それぞれ中央部に高い山脈があります。

Japanese Geography 日本の地理 

Rivers are short and fast-flowing.

そのため川は短く流れは急です。

Japanese Geography 日本の地理

Japan is a mountainous country, about 70% of which is covered by mountains and forests. 

山の多い国で、国土の70パーセントは山や林です。

Only 14% of the land is used for agriculture and less than 5% is residential areas. 

14パーセントが農耕地で、居住地域は5パーセントにすぎません。

For this reason, Japan's population density is very high. 

このため人口密度がきわめて高いです。

Japanese Geography 日本の地理

As is often the case with other countries, the population is concentrated in urban areas.

世界的な傾向ですが、都市部への人口が集中しています。

 

There are many active volcanos throughout the country. 

日本には多くの活火山があります。

Volcanic activities have sometimes caused earthquakes, resulting in much damage to Japanese society. 

火山活動はしばしば地震を引き起こし、そのための被害は計り知れません。

Japanese Geography 日本の地理

Nevertheless, they have also given benefits to the local people.

Indeed, hot springs are a very important revenue source for many cities. 

とはいえ、火山活動は悪いことばかりではありません。温泉からの収入は多くの町にとって、重要な財源となっています。

 

In addition,  there're many scenic beauties in mountainous areas and autumn colored leaves to attract tourists. 

加えて、山岳地帯の美しさ、秋の紅葉など観光客を引きつけます。

Because of its mild climate, Japan is rich in wild plants and animals.

温暖な気候のため、日本は野生の植物や動物の種類が多いです。

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19 Jun 2017

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