Where Is Japan Located in the World?

Where Is Japan Located in the World?

Where Is Japan Located in the World?

Japan is an island nation located on the Pacific Ocean directly east of the Korean peninsula. Japan is made up of a large group of islands with a total land area of 377,835 square kilometers. The country has a coastline measuring 29,751 kilometers.

Most of Japan's land mass is made up of four main islands: Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. The capital city of Japan, Tokyo, and the port city of Yokohama are located on the island of Honshu. As of the end of 2013, Japan has a population of 127,341,000 people. This marks a population decrease of 270,000 people over the 12-month period.