Where is Japan? Located in The World? Japan Map

Where is Japan? / Where is Japan Located in The World? / Japan Map – Japan is an island country in East Asia. Japan consists of 6.852 islands and is an archipelago. Japan is located on the east of the Korean Peninsula between the North Pacific Ocean and the Japanese Sea in the Great Ocean.

Where is Japan?

Japan is divided into 8 regions and 47 governorates, and the capital of Japan is the city of Tokyo. Japan has over 30 million inhabitants and Tokyo is the world’s largest metropolitan area. The country the official language of Japan is Japanese. It is widely used in English other than Japanese in the country.

Japan believes in the Buddhist and Shinto religion of the majority of the country’s population. Taoism and Confucian religion are also common in the country. The country’s currency is the Japanese yen. Japan has a population of 127 million and is the tenth most populous country in the world. The most suitable date for visiting Japan is the summer months. Japan does not require a visa for visits not exceeding 90 days. There are direct and indirect flights from America to Japan.

Quick facts

Population 127,368,088
Density 349.4 / km2 ( 905.1 / mi2 )
Language Japanese
Independence Year 1590
Capital Tokyo (Tokyo)
Currency Yen
GDP 4,600,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 36,116 (2014 data)
Land Area 364,485 km2 (140,728 mi2)
Water Area 13,430 km2 (5,185 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 122.930
Maximum Longitude 146.020
Mininum Latitude 24.040
Maximum Latitude 45.520


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2 thoughts on “Where is Japan? Located in The World? Japan Map

  • June 23, 2019 at 4:48 am

    To Whomever It May Concern Recently I visited your website below: And I was quite surprised to find your websites still label Korea’s ‘East Sea’ as ‘Sea of Japan,’ which is incorrect. Such an error on such a well-known website such as yours comes as a surprise since we regard you as one of the world’s best.
    the U.S. state of Virginia has revised the guidelines for history and social science education in line with a newly enacted law that requires textbooks to use the Korean name “East Sea” alongside the Japanese name “Sea of Japan” for the body of water between the two countries on 2017.
    As a member of the Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), I urge you to use ‘East Sea’ to describe the body of water in question or to use both Korean and Japanese designation simultaneously (e.g. ‘East Sea/Sea of Japan’) in all of your contents and maps. Thank you for reading and we would appreciate your favorable consideration. We would be grateful for your explanation as to why you chose to use ‘Sea of Japan’.
    Please email us at keepergiant@gmail.com .

  • July 29, 2021 at 3:03 am

    To whom it may concern,

    I’m Jun from South Korea, interested in the world geology.
    So I fid your website very useful.

    After surfing many pages on your site, I found this page (https://whereismap.net/where-is-japan-located-in-the-world-japan-map/). I couldn’t help but be astonished by the fact that your website is still labeling Korea’s ‘East Sea’ as ‘Sea of Japan’, which is incorrect.

    Such an error posted on your website came to me as a big surprise since I had regarded you as one of the largest, most renowned global company among many others.

    Just in case you haven’t yet noticed the importance of this issue, I would like to say that using a proper name for the body of water between the Korean Peninsula and the Japanese archipelago is not simply a question of changing the name of a geographical feature. It is a part of the national effort made by the Korean people to erase the legacy of Japanese Imperialism and to redress the unfairness that has resulted from it.

    During the Japanese colonial period over Korea, Japanese Imperialists had many of its historians and scholars manipulate ancient Korean history so as to annex Korea completely and unalterably. Using the term ‘Sea of Japan’ for Korea’s ‘East Sea’ and the term ‘Takeshima’ for Korea’s island ‘Dokdo’ is one of the by-products from Japan’s distortion of Korean history. As such, maintaining to use the term ‘Sea of Japan’ in this 21st century is, by intention or negligence, to show a support to the Japanese Imperialism that inflicted severe pain and suffer upon several Asian countries, including Korea, my home country, during 1910 to 1945. I am afraid to say this is as serious and biased as conduct of those who still support Nazism and use terms made by the Nazis with malicious intent.

    I am sure your having used this term might have been a mere mistake, not having known what the effect of using this term might bring about.

    Therefore, I, one of your customers and also a member of the Voluntary Agency Network of Korea(VANK), urge you to use ‘East Sea’ to describe the body of water in question or to use both Korean and Japanese designation simultaneously (e.g. ‘East Sea/Sea of Japan’) in your maps’ title and following explanations.

    I hope your educational experts would also agree with my suggest, if they have a healthy and sane historical view on this matter.

    For your reference, Dorling & Kindersley, one of the biggest textbook publishers, worldatlas.com, one of the most prominent online map providers, and National Geographic, one of the biggest mapmakers, promised us that they would now use the name ‘East Sea.’ In addition, these websites are already using the name, ‘East Sea’ on their website after we pointed out their error.

    Moreover, according to IHO and UNCSGN, in case of a topographical feature shared with two or more countries, if named differently in their own languages, all of the names in each language should be marked.

    Thank you for reading and I would appreciate very much your favorable consideration.
    And I hope you would all stay healthy in this worldwide COVID-19 crisis.



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