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  • 73% of Japan is mountainous, with a mountain range running through each of the main islands. Japan's highest mountain is Mount Fuji, with an elevation of 3,776 m. Japan's forest cover rate is 68.55% since the mountains are heavily forested.
  • Japan's Mountains
  • Blessing in Disguise 
  • A huge fleet of Mongol ships were going to destroy Japan.  A storm destroyed the fleet saving Japan. It was a blessing from the gods according to Japan.
  • Mongol Empire                         
  • Mongol invasions and conquests took place throughout the 13th century, resulting in the vast Mongol Empire, which by 1300 covered much of Asia and Eastern Europe. ... In India, a Mongol state survived into the 19th century in the form of the Mughal Empire.
  • Early Japanese Culture
  • Shinto-a Japanese religion dating from the early 8th century.The worship of ancestors and nature spirits and a belief in sacred power in both animate and inanimate things. Japan had Buddhism that came from China. Zen Buddhism-Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism emphasizing the value of meditation and intuition.
  • Samurai
  • Japanese hired Samurai to protect them and they were like European knights. Bushido is the code of honor and morals developed by the Japanese Samurai.
  • Political System of Japan
  • Daimyo- Means special lords, These lords and their samurai became the most powerful people in japan during the Ashikaga Shogunate.Japan’s Feudal System- In Japan’s system some groups at lower levels of power actually had more influence than those at higher levels. For example, although the emperor and the shoguns held the top positions, they were often just figureheads.
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