Question: Why Is Japan a hazardous place?

Japan is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters because of its climate and topography, and it has experienced countless earthquakes, typhoons, and other types of disasters. Second, Japans topography is rugged and there are many faults and steep inclines.

Why is Japan at risk of tectonic hazards?

Japan is situated near a destructive plate margin , where the Pacific Plate is being pushed under the Philippine Plate. Earthquakes are common in Japan. Japan has invested money into research and resources to help prepare for earthquakes.

What is Japans most natural disaster?

Flooded houses accounted for the highest number of damage situations in natural disasters. Heavy rains and floods are often caused by typhoons, which regularly hit Japan.

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