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Japan and Koreas

vocabulary words

tsunami Huge waves created by undersea tectonic activity, such as earthquakes.
Oyashio Current A cool ocean current east of Japan.
Japan Current A warm ocean current east of Japan.
Korean Peninsula The peninsula that contains North and South Korea.
Sea of Japan Body of water separating Japan from the mainland of Asia.
Tokyo Capital city of Japan. Home to approximately 13.51 million people!
Mt. Fuji Japan’s highest mountain peak, Mt. Fuji is an inactive volcano.
Honshu Largest island and home to the capital Tokyo.
Hokkaido Large island to the north of Honshu.
Shikoku Smaller island south of Honshu between the harbors of Osaka and Hiroshima.
Kyushu Largest island to the south.
Shintoism The earliest known religion of Japan.
shamans Shinto priest or priestess.
samurai Warriors who served Japanese warlords.
shogun "Great general”, the highest Japanese warrior rank.
Diet Name for Japanese legislature
demilitarized zone A buffer zone that serves as a barrier separating two countries, such as North and South Korea. “No man’s zone.” DMZ
North Korea Country located on the northern part of the Korean peninsula in East Asia. It is a communist country.
South Korea Country located on the southern most part of the Korean peninsula. It is a republic
entrepreneurs People who use their money and talents to start a business. (Think people on the Shark Tank)
chaebol Huge industrial groups of South Korean companies, banks, and other businesses.
kimchi Chinese cabbage that has been spiced and pickled; Korea’s national dish.
famine A great shortage of food in a country or region.
Seoul Capital of South Korea.
Pusan Second largest city in South Korea.
P'yongyang Capital of North Korea.
Created by: kingc



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