The JAPANESE ARCHIPELAGO (日本列島, Nihon Rettō) is the group of
islands that forms the country of
The term Home Islands was used at the end of
World War II
* 1 Palaeogeography
* 2 Geography
* 2.1 Islands and prefectures
* 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links
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The archipelago consists of 6,852 islands ("island" defined as land
more than 100 m in circumference), of which 430 are inhabited. The
four main islands, from north to south, are
ISLANDS AND PREFECTURES
* HOKKAIDO – The second largest island of Japan, and the largest and northernmost prefecture.
* HONSHU – The largest and the most populated island of Japan, which consists of five regions.
* Tōhoku region consists of six prefectures.
* Chūbu region consists of nine prefectures.
* Kansai region consists of seven prefectures.
* Chūgoku region consists of five prefectures.
* SHIKOKU – The smallest and the least populated island of the archipelago, which consists of four prefectures.
* KYUSHU – The third largest island of the archipelago, which consists of eight prefectures, including Okinawa Islands in Ryukyu island arc .
* ^ Milton W. Meyer, Japan: A Concise History, 4th ed. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman 137.712222 Coordinates : 37°30′52″N 137°42′44″E / 37.514444°N 137.712222°E / 37.514444; 137.712222 , center of mass
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