Geographic coordinates: 36 00 N, 138 00 E
Area: 377,915 sq km
Country ranking (in terms of size): 62
Land: 364,485 sq km
Water: 13,430 sq km
Land Boundaries: 0km
Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, East of the Korean Peninsula.
Varies from tropical in South to cool temperate in North.
Mostly rugged and mountainous.
Lowest point: Hachiro-gata -4m
Highest point: Fujiyama 3,776m
Negligible mineral resources and fish.