Japan, because of its wide variety of geography has several kind of land patterns also.
Most of the islands and land areas in Japan are full of steep mountains , plains, natural lakes volcanoes and hot springs. As most of the land part are covered with land that cannot be cultivated because of the presence of mountains, most of the populations of Japan reside in the areas near the coastal lands. Japan is the home to a population which the tenth largest in the whole world and the regarding the density of population Japan stands out to be the thirstiest country in the world.
Japan is situated in the Pacific Ocean in an area known as the 'Ring of Fire', where there are several volcanoes. Moreover the place is also the meeting place of several tectonic plates. As a result, when these plates move, it creates earthquakes in Japan. Sometime, these earthquakes in the ocean results in huge and fatal tsunamis that severely damages various areas and population in Japan. Japan has many volcanoes also. Its highest mountain peak, known as Mount Fuji, is nothing but a volcano, the last eruption of which took place in the year 1707.
Japan has a number of small and swift flowing rivers due to the presence of many mountains making navigation almost impossible. This country has a very limited natural resources also. Japan's climate is also varied like its geography. In several part and islands of Japan, several climate can be observed.
Last Updated Date: October 13, 2016