Date of Defense


First Advisor

Dr. Jeffrey Angles

Second Advisor

Dr. Stephen Covell


The mountains and landscapes of Japan are some of the most beautiful in the entire world. Even in the center of large urban areas, a tourist can observe the breathtaking sight of Mount Fuji towering in the clouds. Japan is a series of islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, that spans throughout several climates. The top of Honshu lies on the same latitude as Poland while the southern most island, Okinawa, is in line with the Bahamas. Japan covers numerous climates and is blessed with a diverse environment, sometimes as close as a mountain valley away. Steep mountains, ocean coastline, and the intermingling of natural and urban landscapes across the nation create a lovely vacation destination.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only