Where is Japan?

Japan is located in the Northeastern Asia region at latitude 36.204824 and longitude 138.252924 and is part of the Asian continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 36Β° 12' 17.37'' N
  • 138Β° 15' 10.53'' E

You can see the location of Japan on the world map below:

Japan pointed out on the map by a flag pin.

The country has no neighboring countries/land borders.

Maritime Borders

Japan borders with the Sea of Japan, the Pacific Ocean, and the East China Sea.

Japan Related Content

Japan Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: 36.204824
Longitude: 138.252924
Country CodesAlpha 2: JP
Alpha 3: JPN
Country Flag EmojiπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Int. Phone Prefix+81
Capital cityTokyo
Northeastern Asia
Country Area377,915 sq km
Population 2021125,681,593
World Rank: 11
Median Age48.4
Life expectancy84.8
Major languagesJapanese
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+09:00
Internet TLD.jp
Biggest AirportNarita International Airport (NRT)
Average temperature11.15 Β°C
52.07 Β°F
Administrative Divisions47 prefectures
Political systemParliamentary democracy

Japan Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupHigh income
World Bank RegionEast Asia & Pacific
CurrencyJapanese Yen (JPY)
GDP in 2020$5040.1 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 3
GDP per capita in 2020$39,918
World Rank: 24
Major Industries / Economic SectorsManufacturing, services, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesUnited States, China, Australia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Top 5 Export CountriesUnited States, China, South Korea, Australia, Hong Kong

Biggest Cities in Japan

Here are the largest cities in Japan based on 2021 data:

City Population
Tokyo 39,105,000
Osaka 15,490,000
Nagoya 9,522,000
Yokohama 3,757,630
Fukuoka 2,280,000
Sapporo 1,961,690
Kawasaki 1,539,522
Kobe 1,513,193
Kyoto 1,464,890
Saitama 1,320,571

Map of Japan with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Northeastern Asia Region