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Old 04-18-2016, 08:29 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Both have wealthy norths and poor souths
California is a bit more complicated. To a large degree it more wealthy coast and poor inland.
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Old 04-21-2016, 05:43 PM
 
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Do you think California is more similar to Italy or to Japan?
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Old 04-21-2016, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Do you think California is more similar to Italy or to Japan?
in my mind, probably a mix of both
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Trieste
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Japan is all year round humid, rainy, it summers are hot, almost unbearable, winters are cold, despite its low latitude, it's more similare to Carolinas, Virginia, New Jersey, etc than California, it's all made of mountains with no plains or low hills, no desert at all...
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:06 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Japan is all year round humid, rainy, it summers are hot, almost unbearable, winters are cold, despite its low latitude, it's more similare to Carolinas, Virginia, New Jersey, etc than California, it's all made of mountains with no plains or low hills, no desert at all...
^^^Well said and I agree completely! California is NOTHING like Japan. Not sure where that came from.
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Southern Italy
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^^^Well said and I agree completely! California is NOTHING like Japan. Not sure where that came from.
Don't know. An area which could be considered as quite similar is the Atlantic coast from Agadir to A Coruna, that is mostly climate and landscape wise of course.

Southern-Central coast with a mild Mediterranean climate and getting warmer and drier the most you go inland. A series of ridges going mostly North-South (Atlante Mountains; Sierra Nevada; Serra da Estrela; Asturian Mountains). As you go North the climate starts having more and more of a lag, becoming milder and wetter and veering towards Oceanic
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:45 PM
 
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^^^Well said and I agree completely! California is NOTHING like Japan. Not sure where that came from.
Well in the Disney animated movie "Big Hero 6" there was the setting of "San Fransokyo", which portrayed the future San Francisco being more Japanese and like Tokyo. It could be because of the hi-tech companies like Apple and Google. Although personally I think San Francisco will be more Chinese than Japanese, especially with the way the Chinese are taking over everywhere, so I think the city of "San Franghai" would have worked better.

Southern California, as others have mentioned does have a more Mediterranean look to it. San Diego in particular actually has a Little Italy.
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:50 PM
 
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Japan is all year round humid, rainy, it summers are hot, almost unbearable, winters are cold, despite its low latitude, it's more similare to Carolinas, Virginia, New Jersey, etc than California, it's all made of mountains with no plains or low hills, no desert at all...
Climate wise, I thought the Tokyo area to be similar to Atlanta. Tokyo is not as cold as VA or DC. Also the architecture of Atlanta looks similar to Tokyo, and the modern look and feel. However Atlanta does not have as good of a train system and is a lot more ghetto and crime-ridden than Tokyo. As for the low crime rate, Japan and California are very similar. They are also very expensive, crowded, and earthquake prone.
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Old 04-22-2016, 05:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Don't know. An area which could be considered as quite similar is the Atlantic coast from Agadir to A Coruna, that is mostly climate and landscape wise of course.

Southern-Central coast with a mild Mediterranean climate and getting warmer and drier the most you go inland. A series of ridges going mostly North-South (Atlante Mountains; Sierra Nevada; Serra da Estrela; Asturian Mountains). As you go North the climate starts having more and more of a lag, becoming milder and wetter and veering towards Oceanic
There's no Mediterranean type climate in eastern Asia. Milder and wetter in Japan is more like the humid subtropical type climate of the US east coast (from Virginia southward). This make sense as Japan like the US east coast is influenced by a warm ocean current. California, like the western side of other continents is influenced by a cold ocean current. This produces markedly different weather patterns that will interact with the land differently. Japan is prone to tropical cyclones (Typhoons), California is not and has a more stable pattern that favors cool ocean fog. California, like other Mediterranean areas has a pronounced dry season in summer. Japan does not.
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Old 04-22-2016, 05:04 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Well in the Disney animated movie "Big Hero 6" there was the setting of "San Fransokyo", which portrayed the future San Francisco being more Japanese and like Tokyo. It could be because of the hi-tech companies like Apple and Google. Although personally I think San Francisco will be more Chinese than Japanese, especially with the way the Chinese are taking over everywhere, so I think the city of "San Franghai" would have worked better.

Southern California, as others have mentioned does have a more Mediterranean look to it. San Diego in particular actually has a Little Italy.
Well hell if Disney says so...
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