Th Climate of Japan, 日本の気候

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Japan stretches long from north to south.

日本は、南北に長く延びています。

Okinawa has a subtropical climate and Hokkaido has a subarctic climate. It is as if you were in different countries. 

北海道は亜寒帯、沖縄は亜熱帯に属し、まるで別の国にいるほどの気候の違いです。

 Th Climate of Japan, 日本の気候

High-mountain ranges run north and south through the Japan Archipelago, resulting in the differences in climate between the Pacific and the Japan Sea sides.  

さらに、列島の中心部を南北に走る高い山脈のために、日本海側と太平洋側でも気候は異なります。

 Th Climate of Japan, 日本の気候

Westerlies and monsoons are important elements.

偏西風と季節風も見逃せません。

Monsoons flow from sea to inland in summer and vice-versa in winter.

Japan's four seasons have much to do with monsoons.

季節風は夏は海から陸へ、冬は陸から海へと吹き、日本に四季をもたらしてくれます。

Ocean currents surrounding the Japan Archipelago affect its climate.

また日本は、海に囲まれているため海流の影響も受けます

Th Climate of Japan, 日本の気候

The Black Current is a north-flowing warm current and the Oyashio current is a south-flowing cold current. They affect not only Japanese climate but its ecological system. 

黒潮と呼ばれる北上する暖流、南下する冷たい親潮という寒流、これらは地域の気候だけではなく、動植物の生態系に大きく影響します。

Generally speaking, Japan's summer is hot and humid, and winter is very cold.

一般的には、夏は高温多湿で、冬は寒いです。

There are four distinctive seasons with a one month rainy season between spring and summer.

四季の違いがはっきりしており、春と夏の間に梅雨がほぼひと月に渡って続きます。

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