This product has three map activities. One is on Japan and two are one East Asia. Teach your class about where Japan is located because Japan is often in the news. All my products are done to encourage your students to become more interested in the news. If your students know where countries are, they will become more interested in bringing in current events about each country. This product will create background information that will increase your students’ knowledge on the location of Japan and what countries are located in this region. Remember the more background knowledge a student has the better their reading scores will be. Incorporate current events with map activities into your curriculum and turn out more informed citizens. If you are studying Japan, look for my more comprehensive product on Japan. It will include all these activities plus more Internet activities on the 2016 earthquake, history, government and other important facts about this country.