Which Bodies of Water Surround Japan?


Quick Answer

Japan is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Philippine Sea, Korea Strait, East China Sea and Sea of Japan. The Sea of Japan is to Japan's west, while the Pacific Ocean and Philippine Sea are to its east. The East China Sea is to the south, and the Korea Strait separates Japan from Korea.

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Which Bodies of Water Surround Japan?
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Full Answer

Japan is a country in East Asia that consists of four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu plus an archepalego of smaller islands. Overall, the country's area is somewhat smaller than the state of California. Its coastline runs about 29,751 kilometers. Japan's terrain is mostly mountainous with Mount Fuji, its highest point, at 3,776 meters. The capital and largest city (as of 2014) is Tokyo.

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