Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south. WikipedState of Japan”) is an island country in East Asia. … Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan’s land area and often are referred to as home islands.
National language: Japanese
Capital and largest city: Tokyo; 35°41′N 139°46′E / 35.683°N 139.767°E
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Ethnic groups (2018): 98.1%