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Atlas of Japan

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日本

日本語 日本 - 日本国[1]

日本国 (にっぽんこく・にほんこく)、通称日本はユーラシア大陸、東アジアの朝鮮半島東端から日本海を経て太平洋に面する日本列島を主要な領土とする島国。

English Japan - Japan

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of ► China, ► North Korea, ► South Korea and ► Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south. To the south lie ► Taiwan and the ► Philippines and to the east the ► Northern Mariana Islands, all three share maritime borders with Japan. The characters that make up Japan's name literally mean "sun-origin," thus Japan is sometimes identified as the "Land of the Rising Sun," derived from the country's eastward position relative to China.


Short name  Japan
Official  name Japan
Status Independent country since 538 (Asuka period)
Location East Asia
Capital 東京 (Tokyo)
Population 128,085,000 inhabitants
Area 377,873 km²
Major  languages Japanese (official)
Major  religions Shintoism and Buddhism
More information Japan, Geography of Japan, History of Japan and Politics of Japan
More  images Japan - Japan (Category).

General maps

Japan sea map.png
English: Map of Japan
עברית: מפת יפן
Carte japon.jpg Map of Japan (in French)
Japan topo en.jpg
English: Map of Japan
עברית: מפת טופוגרפית של יפן
Regions and Prefectures of Japan.png
English: Regions and Prefectures of Japan
עברית: אזורים ומחוזות ביפן
Regionen japans.png
עברית: אזורים ביפן
Japan prefectures.png
עברית: מחוזות ביפן
Japan admin levels.svg
English: Administrative divisions of Japan
עברית: חלוקה מנהלית של יפן
Japan districts.png
עברית: נפות יפן
Japan wards.png Wards of Japan
Japan cities.png
עברית: ערי יפן


Sea of Japan Map en.png Sea of Japan
TsuShima Strait.png TsuShima Strait
East China Sea.jpg Ryūkyū Islands
Kurilenkonflikt.png Kuril Islands dispute
Demis-kurils-russian names.png Kuril Islands

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Japan, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Japan.

Ancient Japan provinces map japanese.gif Map of ancient japanese prvinces
BoshinCampaignMap.jpg Boshin War
First Chinese Japanese war map of battles.jpg First Chinese Japanese War
Battlefields in the Russo Japanese War.jpg Russo-Japanese War
Location Japanese Empire.png Empire of Japan
Greater Japanese empire.png Empire of Japan and its occupied territories
Japanese Empire2.png Map of the Japanese Empire (1870-1942)
Second world war asia 1937-1942 map de.png Second World War 1937-1942
Second world war asia 1943-1945 map de.png Second World War 1942-1945
Proposed postwar Japan occupation zones.png Proposed division in occupation zones

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

Japonia.Mercator.JPG "Iaponia", map of Japan by Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594)
Sea of japan in ricci world map.jpg Japan in 1602 by Matteo Ricci (oldest known map of this region)
CaronMap.jpg 17th century map of Japan by Francois Caron
Daikokoya Kodayu - Landkarte von Japan.jpg 18th century map of Japan
Map of Japan by Keampfer.jpg Map by Englebert Keampfer
William Adams 1707 map of Japan.jpg Japan in 1707. Thought to be by Pieter van der Aa.
Japan1744.jpg Emmanuel Bowen: A New & Accurate Map of The Empire of Japan
Corea and Japan Map in 1815.jpg Japan and Korea in 1815
Japan1821.png Japan in 1821
Map of Japan 1855.jpg Japan in 1855
Karta över Japan vid 1900-talets början (ur Nordisk familjebok).jpg Japan in 1900
Japan with inset map Formosa and Riu-Kiu Islands from A Literary and Historical Atlas of Asia, by J.G. Bartholomew. J.M. Dent and Sons, Ltd. 1912.jpg Japan in 1911

Satellite maps

Satellite image of Japan in May 2003.jpg Satellite map

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  1. Romanization: Nihon - Nihon-koku.

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