Posted by: voyagerguide | November 18, 2007

Japan on the map

Maps sold in Japan place the Japanese archipelago in the center. On the map with England in the center Japan is set on the edge of east. And so Japan is said to have been in the Far East as well as China and South Korea. In terms of the latitude, New York is on the same latitude as Aomori Prefecture, the northern part of Honshu(the main island of Japan) and Paris is on the same latitude as the nothern part of Hokkaido. London is located north of the northernmost tip of Japan. Wakayama Prefecture where I live is on the same latitude as Los Angels. And the land area of Japan is approximately 378,000 sq km. It isn’t very well known that Japan is smaller than California in the United States, which has a land area of about 411,000 sp km. 

画像:Satellite image of Japan in May 2003.jpg

the Japanese Archipelago (from Wikipedia Japan)

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