Write a research on Japan's physical geography and Topography, including: Human use of and interactions with the land, Japan's environmental issues.

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Japan, the land of the rising sun, is a small country in East Asia. This essay will explain Japan's physical geography and Japan's topography. Japan's topography is the shape of the land and processes the have build the land. It includes the climate, rivers, volcanoes and earthquakes, islands and the location of Japan. Also, this essay will discuss the human use of and interaction with the land. This includes the agriculture, and fishing. Also, this essay will explain Japan's environmental issues; which include the common disasters, the acid rain, acid soil, and the water pollution.

The island of Japan is located in eastern Asia and North Pacific Ocean with an area of 377,835 square kilometers. This beautiful island has more than 3,000 islands, but there are four main islands. Honshu is the largest island in Japan which is a very mountainous island. Hokkaido is the nethermost island in Japan. This island is full of forested mountains and hills, also has the coldest weather since it is in the north.

The southernmost island in Japan is Kyushu. Ti is the most rugged island in Japan and has many volcanoes. Many mountains and hills cross up Shikoku, Japan's smallest island. It is highly valued for it's farming regions. It has many woodlands and beautiful bodies of water.

Japan is prone to earthquakes and volcanoes, as it rests on the boundaries of the Philippine, pacific and Eurasian plates. It lies on an extremely unsafe part of the earth's crust. As a result, the land is constantly shifting. This shifting causes earthquakes and volcanoes. In Japan hardly a day will goby without an earthquake. Most of these earthquakes are very minor, though every year there is a few that are strong.

Japan is highly mountainous region, with 75 to 80 percent being covered by...