The Land of the Rising Sun: Japan

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The Land of the Rising Sun, Japan, is an island located in the Pacific Ring of Fire. Surrounded by water, this archipelago is nearly 71% mountainous. The climate of Japan is fairly consistent creating a long growing season. Because of these specific geographic features, Japan’s culture has been impacted greatly. One of the largest sources of protein, for the Japanese, is fish. This source of protein is gained through the help of specific geographic features. As well as their diet, their source of relaxation and tranquility is made possible. Finally, a large growing season is promising as well.

Moving onto the first point, the Japanese’s diet consists of a large portion of fish. Without the contiguous bodies of water such as the Pacific Ocean, Inland Sea, Sea of Japan, Korea Strait, East China Sean, and many others, fish would most likely not be a staple food of Japan. The specific term, Sashimi, is used to describe a stylized way in which some fish is prepared in Japan. Sashimi is basically raw fish. It is a delicacy in Japan and is traditionally considered to be one of the finest ...

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