Up until mid 2012, it was believed thathad very few . Only about a quarter of the land is suitable for agricultural purposes. Forestry is important, and about 65% of the land area is used for forestry. However, the country uses as much as it produces, with high demand for wood and wood products. Prior to the war, it was a significant producer of rice, but that changed after the war, with the shift towards manufacturing. Because of its proximity to the ocean, and the fact that it is an island, fish is regarded as one of its natural resources.
Until 2012, Japan was thought to have no significant mineral resources. However, in September 2012, it was revealed that a large deposit of rare earth minerals - about 6.8 million tonnes - had been found sitting under the seabed near a far eastern Japanese island and within Japan's exclusive economic zone. The deposit of valuable minerals, used in electric cars, iPods, powerful magnets, batteries, LED lights, lasers, wind turbines and missiles, is believed to be enough to supply Japan's hi-tech industry for 200 years, and includes the rare mineral dysprosium, which is used in the engines of hybrid cars.
A significant natural resource would be Japan's education system and labour force. These are one of the reasons for Japan's economic success. Most of Japan's supplies are imported due to the lack of natural resources on the island.
Japan does not have sufficient natural energy resources for its own needs. It's the world's largest importer of coal and liquefied natural gas, and the second largest importer of oil.
japan has NO resources!
Japan has a little bit of natural resources, about a quarter of the land is suitable for agricutural purposes.
In terms of access to natural resources, how did Japan differ from England?
Japan does not have much oil
fossil fuels, fish, rice, and minerals. These are the most popular resources in Japan as well:)
Water and fish are the two primary natural resources of Japan. Japan has very few natural resources, and as a result, they import more coal than any country in the world, and are the second biggest importer of oil.
Japan has negligible mineral resources and fish according to the site at the Related Link.
minerals, fish, and water
natural resources and island location
Because they both had natural resources
IF you mean why did Japan attack CHINA; the Japanese attacked China, because Japan is an island nation with few natural resources, and China has a lot of natural resources, so Japan attacked China to get it's resources to help the Japanese people.
Finding new energy natural resources because of they are scarce in Japan
Because japan is such a small country it has little natural resources of its own.
Japan has virtually no natural resources so has no choice but to import its raw materials.
Japan is a country well known for many things. The citizens of Japan can rely on various natural resources. These include deposits of copper, zinc, iron, and lead.
electronics, cars and much more.
Emperor Hirohito needed natural resources and land for Japan.
Japan uses imported resources to power its huge industrial base. It is the 3rd largest economy in the world.
Japan is (and has for a long time been) a small, heavily populated country with few natural resources - a bit like Britain in that respect.
The cause of Japan's quest for natural resource is the fact that the island itself has few natural resources. The effects of Japan's quest for natural resources include the entering of Japan into WWI and WWII along with the huge leaps in technology created by the Japanese in their hunt for more resources.
No Beacause Most Natural Resources Are Natural And The Resources That Are Not Are Just Resources
No. Resources can be un-natural, thus not being natural resources.
Japan doesn't have much natural resources. They have small oil fields that only cover one per cent of their demand and small mines of iron, lead and zinc. Their biggest resources are agriculture, fish and hydroelectricity.
The United States, China, Japan and Europe.
Japan's islands did not have the natural resources such as petroleum, mineral ores and other necessary resources. They invaded countries that had any of the resources they needed.
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