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Where is Japan?

map showing the location of Japan

Located in the continent of Asia, Japan covers 364,485 square kilometers of land and 13,430 square kilometers of water, making it the 62nd largest nation in the world with a total area of 377,915 square kilometers.

Japan was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1590. The population of Japan is 127,368,088 (2012) and the nation has a density of 349 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Japan is the Yen (JPY). As well, the people of Japan are refered to as Japanese.

The dialing code for the country is 81 and the top level internet domain for Japanese sites is .jp.

Japan does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Japan section.

Quick facts

Population 127,368,088
Density 349.4 / km2 ( 905.1 / mi2 )
Language Japanese
Independence Year 1590
Capital Tokyo (Tokyo)
Currency Yen
GDP 4,600,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 36,116 (2014 data)
Land Area 364,485 km2 (140,728 mi2)
Water Area 13,430 km2 (5,185 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 122.930
Maximum Longitude 146.020
Mininum Latitude 24.040
Maximum Latitude 45.520

What is the capital of Japan?

map showing the location of Japan
Location of Tokyo on a map.

Tokyo is the capital city of Japan. It has a population of 8,336,599, and is located on a latitue of 35.69 and longitude of 139.69.

Tokyo is also the political center of Japan, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Tokyo, the Capital Of Japan

City Tokyo
Country Japan
Population 8,336,599
Longitude 139.69171000
Latitude 35.68950000
Elevation 44 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Japan

Rank City Population
#1Tokyo8,336,599
#2Yokohama3,574,443
#3Osaka-shi2,592,413
#4Nagoya-shi2,191,279
#5Sapporo1,883,027
#6Kobe1,528,478
#7Kyoto1,459,640
#8Fukuoka-shi1,392,289
#9Kawasaki1,306,785
#10Saitama1,193,350
#11Hiroshima-shi1,143,841
#12Yono1,077,730
#13Sendai1,063,103
#14Sendai-shi1,063,103
#15Kitakyushu997,536
#16Chiba919,729
#17Sakai782,339
#18Shizuoka-shi701,561
#19Kumamoto680,423
#20Okayama-shi639,652

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.