An American magazine, National Geographic published a research result on May 2nd. They conducted a survey of geographic features on 18-24 American. According to the result, people who could point the exact place of Japan on a map were 49%, and that didn’t reach to half. Here is the survey of other countries.
People who can point…
China on the map are 69%.
India on the map are 53%.
North Korea on the map are 30%.
Iraq on the map are 37%.
Iran on the map are 26%.
New York (U.S.) on the map are 50%.
70% say that they haven’t traveled overseas, and 22% have passport.
In Japan case, I am sure most Japanese can point the U.S on the map because the U.S is huge country. Small islands like Japan are hard to be found in the map probably.
When I was in collage, I took American history class and I memorized the locations of whole states in America, however I almost forget it now except big and famous states. (I know where New York is!)
How about you? Do you know where Japan is located?