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Kyushu (九州) is an island located in southern Japan. It is the 3rd largest island in Japan with an estimated 14,000,000 residents. It has 39,807.72 km ² in space and has a population density of approximately 332 persons per km ².

About Kyushu

Kyushu is a highly mountainous region centered between two tectonic plates. This makes it have several different hot springs in the area as well as being the home of Mount Aso, Japan’s most active volcano. Mount Aso is also one of the world’s largest active volcanoes as well has having one of the world’s largest craters.

The climate of Kyushu is fairly steady. It has four distinct seasons with the coldest months rarely colder than 7° C and the warmest months rarely warmer than 27° C.

The island of Kyushu is largely agricultural. Some of the major goods that it exports are:

Kyushu History

It is widely believed that the origin of all Japanese people came from Kyushu due to its proximity to Korea and China. Many believe that in 200 BCE, some Koreans immigrated to Kyushu, bringing with them several different seeds and plants and ultimately settling there, eventually relocating north onto the Japan itself.

Kyushu is also home to the city of Nagasaki that was destroyed by the atomic bomb on August 9th, 1945 during World War II. 70,000 people died from the bomb, destroying an approximately 1 mile radius from the point of attack.

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