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Where is Japan Located?

by Vishal Kumar

Where is Japan located on the world map? Japan is located in Eastern Asia and lies between latitudes 36° 0' N, and longitudes 138° 00' E.

Where is Japan Located?


This island nation of East Asia located in the Pacific Ocean is officially called the Nippon Koku, which means the State of Japan. The neighboring countries of North Korea, South Korea, Russia, and China are located west of Japan. The islands of Japan lie east of the Sea of Japan, and the East China Sea is situated to its south and the Philippine Sea to its southeast. Japan comprises 6852 islands, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku and Hokkaido are the largest and most prominent islands of Japan. In fact, about 80% of Japan’s population lives on Honshu Island. The islands of Japan lie between 24° and 46°N Latitudes and 122° and 146°E longitudes covering a total area of 377,955 sq. km. Japan is the sixty-second largest country in the world. It has a coastline of 29, 751 km long with no land boundary.

Japan lies in the Pacific Ring of Fire, it has 108 active volcanoes and is highly prone to volcanoes, Tsunamis, and earthquakes. Tokyo the capital city of Japan is one of the prominent economic centers of the world. In fact, economically Japan is one of the world’s strongest economies. Climatically Japan has a largely temperate climate.

Facts About Japan

Country Name Japan
Continent Asia
Capital Tokyo
Largest city Tokyo
Area 377,944 km2 (145,925 sq ) Water (%) 0.8
Population 124 million
Lat Long of Japan 36.340691, 138.111042
Official Language None (Japanese, English)
Calling Code +81
Time Zone JST (UTC+9) Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+9)
Airport 99 Airports
Neighbor countries China, North Korea, South Korea, Russia
Internet TLD .jp
Currency Japanese yen

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