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Japan. View from a Space Shuttle of the islands of Japan. North is towards left of lower centre. Japan is an archipelago of islands that lies in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of the Asian mainland. This view looks south over the area (Tsugaru Strait) between the northernmost major Hokkaido (lower left) and the northern tip of the largest island of Honshu (centre and upper right). Image obtained from the Space Shuttle Atlantis during mission STS-106, at 00:27 UTC on 20 September 2000.
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