The body of water which stands between Japan and the Asian mainland is called the East Sea or the Sea of Japan. The name of this body of water has been a matter of dispute since the end of the Korean War.Continue Reading
Both the North and South Korean governments oppose the use of "Sea of Japan" by the international community, and they brought up the issue during the United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names in 1992. Japan claims that their name for the sea bears priority, but South Korea claims that the name "East Sea" has been in use for 2,000 years and that widespread use of "Sea of Japan" tracked with the rise of Japanese imperialism, which included military occupation of Korea.
Korea was not consulted on the name when the International Hydrographic Organization published works providing official names to bodies of water in the early 20th century, despite being one of the nations bordered by the sea.Learn more about East Asia
Japan is famous for its advances in technology, geographic and historic landmarks and number of writers and artists. The country is located in East Asia and has a population of more than 125 million people, as of 2014.Full Answer >
End to end, from north to south, Japan stretches for 3,000 kilometers, consisting of a series of islands. The country's total land area is 377,954 square kilometers, which is only slightly smaller than California.Full Answer >
The absolute location of Tokyo, Japan is at the latitude of 35 degrees 41 minutes north, and longitude of 139 degrees 41 minutes east. Tokyo is situated around the central part of the Japanese archipelago, south of the Kanto district in Honshu, the main island of the country.Full Answer >
The absolute location of Japan's capital, Tokyo, is 35 degrees 41 minutes north by 139 degrees 41 minutes east. The northern city of Sapporo has an absolute location of 43 degrees 3 minutes north by 141 degrees 21 minutes east.Full Answer >