Japan

Japan Japan is an archipelago, or string of islands, on the eastern edge of Asia with Tokyo as its capital. There are four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. It consists of a great string of islands in a northeast-southwest arc that stretches for approximately 1,500 miles (2,400 km) through the western North Pacific Ocean. The Japanese landscape is rugged, with more than four-fifths of the land surface consisting of mountains. There are many active and dormant volcanoes, including Mount Fuji (Fuji-san), which, at an elevation of 12,388 feet (3,776 meters), [...]