Japan is an island country in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean.
Japan is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan (East Sea), which divides it from the east coast of the Korean Peninsula and the south-east of Siberia (Russia).
In the north, Japan borders La Perouse (Sōya) Strait (which separates it from Russia-owned Sakhalin Island) and the Sea of Okhotsk.
In the northeast, Japan borders Kuril Islands (Russia held, previously under Soviet administration).
To the east and south is the Pacific Ocean.
In the southwest, Japan borders the East China Sea, dividing it from China.
The island of Tsushima is located between northwestern Kyushu and southeastern South Korea. It separates the Korea Strait on the Korean Side from the Tsushima Strait on the Japanese side.
Official Name: Japan
Form of Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Japan is the only country in the world with an Emperor. The emperor does not, in reality, hold much power. He has a more symbolic role but plays an important part in Japanese traditions.
Capital (and largest city): Tokyo
The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populated megacity in the world.
Japan is second in the World’s Life Expectancy ranking.
Currency: Japanese yen
Japan is the third-largest economy in the world.
Area: 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq miles)
About 73 percent of Japan is forested.
Regions and Prefectures: Japan is politically divided into eight regions and 47 prefectures.
The prefectures date back to the Meiji Period (1868-1912). They were established to replace the lands controlled by the Daimyo – powerful feudal lords who controlled the country prior to the Meiji Period.
Major Mountain Range: Japanese Alps
Nearly four-fifths of the country is mountainous.
Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest and most famous mountain. It is actually a cone-shaped volcano. Many Japanese consider it sacred.
The main five islands: Japan comprises 6852 islands.The main ones that make up the greatest part of the territory are (from north to south): Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. And from the largest to the smallest: Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku, and Okinawa.
Geology: Japan has the 17th highest natural disaster risk.Because of its location along the Pacific Ring of Fire, the country is substantially prone to earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes. Japan suffers from about a thousand tremors each year. Most of them are minor and do not cause any damage. However, destructive earthquakes (such as the 1923 Tokyo earthquake or the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake) occur several times each century.
Blank maps are very useful for illustrating specific points and learning objectives when studying geography.
Below is a list of various blank maps of Japan free to download and print. They include blank political, physical, and other kinds of maps.
Japan’s blank outline maps are perfect for homeschooling or to simply anyone interested in enhancing their knowledge of geography.
The blank map of Japan shows the boundaries of the country, giving you an overall idea of its shape.
This is a downloadable blank vector map of Japan. You can turn it into an interactive map using MapSVG WordPress map plugin.
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