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Google maps, detailed facts of Japan, (ISO: JP) and the capital city, Tokyo. This page enables you to explore Japan and its land boundaries in 0 km. You may also view the border countries of Japan (total: N/A, N/A with its area of total: 377,915 sq km; land: 364,485 sq km, water: 13,430 sq km through detailed Satellite imagery – fast and easy as never before – with Google maps.

Find comprehensive geographical, economical, environmental, governmental, cultural, scientific, historical and demographical related information below, on the wiki page of Japan.

In case if you are traveling by car, there is also Street View and free Driving Directions by Google at your service.

Your virtual Sightseeing in Japan, Asia starts here on this map & Wiki page.


Japan Google maps & facts

This virtual map shows Japan, located in Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula with its cities, towns, highways, main roads, streets, Street Views and terrain maps regularly updated by Google.



You are viewing Japan and its location (Asia), at the geographic coordinates of 36 00 N, 138 00 E, inland counties boundaries and international borders.

Hint: Have a look at the Street view in Japan, JP. All you have to do is to drag and pull the little yellow man (Pegman) on the Google map above the desired location in Japan. After that whenever it is available (currently more than 50 countries provided by Google around the word), blue stripes will appear to show the photos and details from Google’s regularly updated data image base.

The map of Japan, Asia is free, but for informational use only. No representation made or warranty given as to any map or its content by Search Driving Directions.com. User assumes all risk of use of this Japan Google map and fast facts/wiki page.

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Geographical facts about Japan including Tokyo, the capital city of Japan

Name of the country: Japan Capital city: Tokyo
Geographical coordinates of Japan: 36 00 N, 138 00 E Geographical coordinates of Tokyo: 35 41 N 139 45 E
Location of Japan: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula Continent / area: Asia
The area of Japan: total: 377,915 sq km; land: 364,485 sq km, water: 13,430 sq km Area comparative of Japan: slightly smaller than California
The elevation data of Japan: mean elevation: 438 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Hachiro-gata -4 m, highest point: Mount Fuji 3,776 m The climate of Japan: varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north
Land use of Japan: agricultural land: 12.5%; arable land 11.7%; permanent crops 0.8%; permanent pasture 0%; forest: 68.5%; other: 19% (2011 estimate) Irrigated land: 24,690 sq km (2012)
Geographical notes of Japan: strategic location in northeast Asia; composed of four main islands – from north Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu (the “Home Islands”) – and 6,848 smaller islands and islets The terrain of Japan: mostly rugged and mountainous
Land boundaries of Japan: 0 km Borders countries of Japan: N/A
Maritime claims of Japan: territorial sea: 12 nautical milesbetween 3 nautical milesand 12 nautical milesin the international straits – La Perouse or Soya, Tsugaru, Osumi, and Eastern and Western Channels of the Korea or Tsushima Straitcontiguous zone: 24 nautical miles, exclusive economic zone: 200 nautical miles

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Fast facts about Japan

Are you traveling to Japan? When you are on the way to explore foreign countries in Asia, it is always good to be aware of the nature of that specific nation and the surroundings, in this case: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula.

Did you know that the legal system of Japan is civil law system based on German model; system also reflects Anglo-American influence and Japanese traditions; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court?

When you are traveling around or looking for accommodation in Japan, you would better know, that (there are in total lengths of roadways total: 1,218,772 km, paved: 992,835 km (includes 8,428 km of expressways), unpaved: 225,937 km (2015)) and the most crowded areas in this country are: TOKYO (capital) 38.001 million; Osaka-Kobe 20.238 million; Nagoya 9.406 million; Kitakyushu-Fukuoka 5.51 million; Shizuoka-Hamamatsu 3.369 million; Sapporo 2.571 million (2015). The urbanization rate in this country looks like the following: urban population: 93.5% of total population (2015).

The total number of population in Japan: 126,702,133 (July 2016 estimate) with a population growth rate of -0.19% (2016 estimate) and the most widely spoken language(s) are Japanese. In these days, Japan has to face with a net migration rate of 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

You may find the following ethnic groups in Japan nowadays; Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6%note: up to 230,000 Brazilians of Japanese origin migrated to Japan in the 1990s to work in industries; some have returned to Brazil (2004).

The right to vote in Japan can be exercised by the population from the age of 18 years of age, universal and he following ways can earn the citizenship; citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Japan. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.

In case if you plan to visit Japan for shopping, or for business porpuses, it is good to know that the national holidays in Japan are: Birthday of Emperor AKIHITO, 23 December (1933).

Whether you are traveling for business or please, never forget that sometimes there are several risks/hazards on your way; In the case of Japan, these are the most likely dangers you might face: many dormant and some active volcanoes; about 1,500 seismic occurrences (mostly tremors but occasional severe earthquakes) every year; tsunamis; typhoonsvolcanism: both Unzen (elev. 1,500 m) and Sakura-jima (elev. 1,117 m), which lies near the densely populated city of Kagoshima, have been deemed Decade Volcanoes by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, worthy of study due to their explosive history and close proximity to human populations; other notable historically active volcanoes include Asama, Honshu Island’s most active volcano, Aso, Bandai, Fuji, Iwo-Jima, Kikai, Kirishima, Komaga-take, Oshima, Suwanosejima, Tokachi, Yake-dake, and Usu. What do you think? Are you prepared enough to visit Tokyo and / or Japan?

Living with the given conditions, affected by all the civilization and natural harms in Japan, the population has to face with a death rate of 9.6 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

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Travel references about Japan

To make your travel experience better, you may do it better to understand at least one of the most widely spoken languages in Japan. Here they are: Japanese.

For your local internet searches, use the following TLD: .jp

Do not be surprised, when visiting this country, its climate typically is like this; varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north.

Its capital city is Tokyo, where the local time zone is UTC+9, which is 14 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time. Note to the timezone in Tokyo: N/A.

For nature lovers, we do note the following elevation data regarding Japan; mean elevation: 438 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Hachiro-gata -4 m, highest point: Mount Fuji 3,776 m. The lengths of its total coastline are: 29,751 km and the length of the land boundaries is 0 km.

Current environmental issues in Japan; air pollution from power plant emissions results in acid rain; acidification of lakes and reservoirs degrading water quality and threatening aquatic life; Japan is one of the largest consumers of fish and tropical timber, contributing to the depletion of these resources in Asia and elsewhere; following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan originally planned to phase out nuclear power, but it has now implemented a new policy of seeking to restart nuclear power plants that meet strict new safety standards.

And again – in case if you missed it-, those natural hazards, that are threatening your journey: many dormant and some active volcanoes; about 1,500 seismic occurrences (mostly tremors but occasional severe earthquakes) every year; tsunamis; typhoonsvolcanism: both Unzen (elev. 1,500 m) and Sakura-jima (elev. 1,117 m), which lies near the densely populated city of Kagoshima, have been deemed Decade Volcanoes by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, worthy of study due to their explosive history and close proximity to human populations; other notable historically active volcanoes include Asama, Honshu Island’s most active volcano, Aso, Bandai, Fuji, Iwo-Jima, Kikai, Kirishima, Komaga-take, Oshima, Suwanosejima, Tokachi, Yake-dake, and Usu.

For your traveling options, there are 175 (2013) airports and 16 (2013) heliports in Japan all together with 1,770 km (seagoing vessels use inland seas) (2010) waterways, and roadways in total: total: 1,218,772 km, paved: 992,835 km (includes 8,428 km of expressways), unpaved: 225,937 km (2015).

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Background of Japan

Like every nation, Japan also has its historical background, and it has shaped its social, cultural, political and geographical characteristics; In 1603, after decades of civil warfare, the Tokugawa shogunate (a military-led, dynastic government) ushered in a long period of relative political stability and isolation from foreign influence. For more than two centuries this policy enabled Japan to enjoy a flowering of its indigenous culture. Japan opened its ports after signing the Treaty of Kanagawa with the US in 1854 and began to intensively modernize and industrialize. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia. It occupied Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and southern Sakhalin Island. In 1931-32 Japan occupied Manchuria, and in 1937 it launched a full-scale invasion of China. Japan attacked US forces in 1941 – triggering America’s entry into World War II – and soon occupied much of East and Southeast Asia. After its defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become an economic power and an ally of the US. While the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, elected politicians hold actual decision-making power. Following three decades of unprecedented growth, Japan’s economy experienced a major slowdown starting in the 1990s, but the country remains an economic power. In March 2011, Japan’s strongest-ever earthquake, and an accompanying tsunami, devastated the northeast part of Honshu island, killed thousands, and damaged several nuclear power plants. The catastrophe hobbled the country’s economy and its energy infrastructure, and tested its ability to deal with humanitarian disasters. Prime Minister Shinzo ABE was reelected to office in December 2012, and has since embarked on ambitious economic and security reforms to improve Japan’s economy and bolster the country’s international standing. Source: CIA, The World Factbook.

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