I recently bought a map of Canada which is published by Geographic International and easy to obtain anywhere in the country. It surprised me in its contrast with the map of Japan to which I am accustomed, although I suppose it would not surprise a Canadian. I was first struck by the fact that the map did not show all the Canadian territory, but omitted the far north. Perhaps Canada is too big to be shown completely in a portable map, but if the map had been published by someone with a Japanese mentality he would have chosen to scale it down. Secondly, I was struck by the distinctness with which Canada’s southern border was marked. Japan lacks this kind of inland border, and very few Japanese have the experience of actually crossing a border.