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Japan. View from a Space Shuttle of the islands of Japan. North is towards top. Japan is an archipelago of islands that lies in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of the Asian mainland. This view looks north with the island of Shikoku at lower left. Above it is the southern part of the largest island of Honshu, stretching away towards upper right. Image obtained from the Space Shuttle Atlantis during mission STS-106, at 02:01 UTC on 20 September 2000.
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