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Special Feature — Part 12

How is soil formed?

Let's Learn About Japan's Different Soil Types

The layers of ground underneath Japan (called oceanic plates) move around a lot, and there are a lot of volcanoes.
In addition, the rainy and snowy climate has created many distinctive types of soil through weathering of
volcanic ash and rocks.

Different Types of Soil Found Throughout Japan

Click the numbers on the map to
learn more about the types of soil
formed by each local climate and

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