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A group or chain of islands

Archipelago

2

Fine yellow-brown topsoil made up of particles of silt and clay

Loess

3

Huge sea wave caused by an undersea earthquake; gets higher as it nears land

Tsunami

4

Warm water current that adds moisture to the winter monsoons

Japan current

5

Cold current that brings harsh cold winters to the Japanese island of Hokkaido

Kuril Current

6

Having a population belonging to the same ethnic group

Homogeneous

7

Series of cities crowded together on the main island of Honshu (megalopolis)

Tokaido Corridor

8

Center from which ideas and practices spread to surrounding areas

Cultural hearth

9

A ruling house or continuing family of rulers especially in China

Dynasty

10

Tribal community or large group of people related to one another

Clans

11

A military ruler in the Medieval Japan

Shogun

12

Class of professional soldiers in the Medieval Japan, who live by a strict personal honor and loyalty to a noble

Samuraia

13

A pictorial character or symbol that represents a specific meaning or idea

Idiogram

14

Believe in the leader who can communicate with spirits

Shamanism

15

Buddhist religious leaders

Iamas

16

Ancient practice that involves inserting fine needles into the body at specific points in
order to cure disease or relieve pain

Acupuncture

17

A temporary government pending permanent arrangements

Provisional government

18

Machines that register movements in the earths crust

Seismograph

19

To fire an employee in order to reduce costs

Downsize