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Welcome to Japan

Japan lies just east of the Asian continent and is made up of five major islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Okinawa, and Shikoku. Japan's capital, Tokyo, is located on the island of Honshu. Get more on this island country!

Japan - Where is It?

Japan is about 144,000 square miles (373,000 square km), which is just a tiny bit smaller than the state of California. Would you believe though, that 126 million people live in Japan, while only 34 million people live in California? Japan is smack-dab in the middle of what seismologists (the guys who study earthquakes) call the Ring of Fire. It's an area well-known for frequent earthquakes. Japan has experienced 20 serious earthquakes in the past 100 years, including a quake in 1995 in Kyoto that killed thousands of people!

Japan - Technology Capital

Japan is the birthplace of numerous technological advances, including the Sony Walkman in 1979, the JVC VCR in 1976, Sega and Nintendo. Also, the next time you go to zip up your pants, look for the YKK symbol... yes, even the zipper was invented in Japan.

Japan - Did U Know?

  • The first televised sporting event was a Japanese elementary school baseball game, broadcast in September 1931.
  • Japanese eat a lot of rice dishes, vegetables and seafood. One dish you may have already tried is sushi, which is a roll of rice, seaweed, vegetables (like avocado or cucumber) and fish (which is usually raw!)
  • The average Japanese person will consume almost 2 gallons (7 liters) of soy sauce each year.
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  • Mmmm, Mmmmm, Sushi.
  • I couldn't live without Nintendo.
  • My VCR, to keep up with all the latest flicks.
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unicornsrule626
"angelover4" wrote:in my opinion when ur at a younger age like 7 8  9 or 10.....youd like homeschooling better but wn u start getting older up into ur teen yrs I think public or private school is better cuz it gives u more of a social life. And its just better that way. because I've been homeschooled since 3rd grade and I'm in 8th grade now,  I have a very small social life. I have done stuff like dance and cheerleading but still, I only have one good friend (actually she is AWESOME!)
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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:It depends on the person. Homeschooling may be better for this guy, but public school may be better for that one. Overall, neither is "better" than the other. They both have their ups and downs, coming from someone who has [technically] done both.All of the problems, of course, can be fixed. I'll use the two most common complaints I hear as examples.Homeschooling doesn't give you enough social interaction with real life people? Go outside. Ask your local school if you can participate in any extracurriculars.You don't think the curriculum in public school is flexible enough for you, but you don't want to convert to homeschooling? There are plenty of educational books, videos, and websites that are easily accessible online or from the library (seriously, Khan Academy and Crash Course saved my life, bless those men). nice! I have asked my local school but they refused because I'm not vaccinated (we don't believe in vaccines) but NY is one of the strictest  states for homeschool. we are moving and I might be able to go to high school but I could always stick with homeschool. With the social side, i have lots a lot of my social skills so now I'm really shy but i can work and fix that
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MarshmallowHeart
I'm 17, I joined Kidz World when I was 12! in just 3 months I'll be 18
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rainbowpoptart
It depends on the person. Homeschooling may be better for this guy, but public school may be better for that one. Overall, neither is "better" than the other. They both have their ups and downs, coming from someone who has [technically] done both. All of the problems, of course, can be fixed. I'll use the two most common complaints I hear as examples. Homeschooling doesn't give you enough social interaction with real life people? Go outside. Ask your local school if you can participate in any extracurriculars. You don't think the curriculum in public school is flexible enough for you, but you don't want to convert to homeschooling? There are plenty of educational books, videos, and websites that are easily accessible online or from the library (seriously, Khan Academy and Crash Course saved my life, bless those men).
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PunMaster
PunMaster posted in Say Anything:
("wow.. Maybe I can help you some time." PunMaster offered) he landed on a rock below, and Paperjam was about twenty ahead of him. "Great Job! Now let's go!" 
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