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Why does the author write "despite the islands' northernly situation" in paragraph 2? A. In order to show that such hot, muggy weather seems inappropriate at Japan's latitude. B. In order to compare the climate in Japan to other areas further in the north. C. In order to explain the hot, humid weather in Japan throughout the summer months D. To justify Japan's climate's suitability for rice agriculture