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1. As your plane flies over Japan readying to touch down, you notice something interesting about the country. Instead of being a single piece of land, it is made up of many islands! About how many islands make up Japan?
2. Your plane finally touches down in Japan's capital, Tokyo. You are glad to finally be on land--you were afraid that your plane would hit the large landmark near the city! Which major geological feature overlooks Tokyo?
3. One of your first stops is to visit a museum. There, you learn that Japan had no writing system until about 50 AD, when a form of writing was adopted from elsewhere. From which country, known for its vast land mass and the name that it shares with a type of pottery, did Japan get its writing system?
4. While you are in Japan, you are delighted to participate in what is known in the West as "the tea ceremony", or the making and serving of a Japanese tea. What tea, which is green in color, are you drinking?
5. You have heard that Japan is prone to a large number of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunami, but you were never sure why exactly. You soon learn that this is because Japan sits upon a line where the earth's plates frequently collide. What is the common name of this line?
6. As you travel, you notice two main characteristics about Japan's geography; first, that it is very mountainous. You also notice what other main feature of Japan?
7. On your trip, you decide to participate in a Japanese invention that is now very popular in the West. While at a nightclub, you are given a microphone and become the star of the show as you sing along to some of your favorite songs playing on a screen. But what are you doing?
8. You also get a chance to learn about the Japanese Constitution, which came into effect on May 3, 1947. You are particularly struck by Article 9; this Article renounces Japan's sovereign right to do what?
9. You decide to explore a different island, and choose this one, the fifth largest of Japan's islands and the largest of the Ryukyu Islands to the south of mainland Japan. Which did you choose?
10. It's almost time for you to go, but you still have time to visit a festival and stop and smell the roses. But wait--these aren't roses you're smelling! What fragrant flower, known as "sakura", is at the center of a popular Japanese festival?
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