2. Maps of Japan

Maps for Japan

Where in the world are we? In this case the thing that affected the growth of a culture is somewhat different than it was in countries which have a large land mass. This island culture was not influenced by other cultures because there was no way for others to get to the island nation. Another important factor about the development this culture is that they could live at peace for thousands of years.

Japan is part of Asia. Look for the little string of islands to the right of the land mass. This will give you an idea of the size of Japan compared to the other parts of the world.

This next map is a closer view of Japan. Note North Korea and Russia.

This map can give you an idea of just how much water there was between Japan and the coast of South Korea. It is thought that there was a bridge between Japan and Korea as there was the bearing land bridge to Canada.


We will be looking at Aomori City in greater depth.

Of note in this timeline is the list of civilizations that started in what is called Mid-Jomon. Time is always difficult to understand and this helps sort out Jomon culture in relation to Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley and Xia, China.