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Description: The Physical Map of Japan showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, ocean, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.


Japan Facts and Country Information...

Japan which is an island is a country in East Asia. It is situated in the Pacific Ocean. To the west of Japan lie South Korea and Russia, China, the Sea of Japan and North Korea.

It is an archipelago of islands numbering 6,852. Honshu, Shikoku, Hokkaido and Kyushu are the four main islands which constitutes about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area.

It stretches along the Pacific coast of East Asia. To the south of Kyushu is a chain of Ryukyu Islands which consists of Okinawa. All the islands are together known as Japanese Archipelago.

 Mountains and forests cover roughly seventy three percent of Japan. It is almost not suitable for living, industrial and agricultural purposes.
Because of this unsuitability the coastal areas are most suited for habitation.

Japan is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire which is in a volcanic zone where several continental plates meet and it experiences frequent earthquakes.
Most of the Japan's mountains are active volcanoes.

It was initially attached to the eastern coast of the Eurasian continent but due to the subducting plates it pulled away eastward and formed the Sea of Japan around fifteen million years ago. Mount Fuji is the highest volcano in Japan and is an active volcano.

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