Looking At Japan Population

What Makes The Country Run? Looking At Japan Population
One key to understanding how things work in Japan is to look at Japan population. These facts and figures can give us a little perspective on what’s happening all over the country.
Japan Population
Japan has a population of 127 million, packed into about 375,000 square kilometers. To give you an idea of what that means, the United States has about 300 million. This means that Japan has almost half the population of the United States living in a country about the size of California.

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Where Will The Next Big Japan Earthquake Strike?

We’re still getting some shakes here and there in Japan in the wake of the March 11th Japan-EarthquakeTohoku earthquake.  It’s been predicted that they’ll continue for the next year or so.  There are lots of predictions about where the next big quake will be, and much to my chagrin, my home of Chiba prefecture is one of them.

This is a map from the Quake Prediction site, where they use thermal temperature changes, tectonic plate heat, micro earthquakes and a number of other methods to make predictions.

If you look at the Chiba peninsula, it’s marked as a risk area for a 5 to 5.5 magnitude earthquake.  Places marked for bigger earthquakes are Hokkaido, Kyushu and Fukui Prefecture.  The area around Fukui has a number of nuclear reactors and also Lake Biwa, the source of drinking water for most of Kansai region.  That’s a little scary to say the least.

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