Japan Independence Day
Japan is an East Asian island nation located in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. It is bounded on the west by the Sea of Japan, on the north by Okhotsk, on the north by the East China Sea, and on the south by Taiwan. Part of the Pacific Ring consists of an island of 6,852 islands in Japan, covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 square miles). The country’s five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kisho and Okinawa. Tokyo is the capital and largest city of Japan. Other major cities include Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kobe and Kyoto.