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Japan, satellite image. North is at top. Natural colour satellite image showing Japan, with the surrounding territories shaded out. Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan (blue, centre), China (upper left to far left), North Korea (upper centre-left), South Korea (lower centre-left) and Russia (upper right), and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk (blue, upper right) to the East China Sea (blue, lower left). The Philippines Sea is at lower right). Image compiled from data acquired by the LANDSAT 5 and 7 satellites, in 2000.
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