List of islands of Japan

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List of islands of Japan may be grouped by type or location. Japan is a country of islands.[1]

Main islands[change | edit source]

Japan has four main islands running from north to south. The general shape of the island grouping looks like the body of a dragon with its head erect.[2]

List of smaller islands of Japan[change | edit source]

Japan has 6,000+ smaller islands and 430+ are inhabited.[1]

Hokkaido[change | edit source]

Islands in Sea of Japan[change | edit source]

Islands in Tokyo Bay[change | edit source]

Islands in Osaka Bay[change | edit source]

Islands in Ise Bay[change | edit source]

Islands in Pacific Ocean[change | edit source]

Islands near Kyūshū[change | edit source]

Most of these are in the East China Sea.

Nansei Islands[change | edit source]

Satsunan Islands[change | edit source]

The northern half is administratively part of Kagoshima Prefecture and Kyūshū.

Ōsumi Islands[change | edit source]

The North-Eastern Group:

The North-Western Group:

Tokara Islands[change | edit source]

The Shichi-tō:

Amami Islands[change | edit source]

Ryukyu Islands[change | edit source]

The Southern Half, Okinawa Prefecture

Okinawa Islands[change | edit source]

The Central Group or Ryukyu proper:

Sakishima Islands[change | edit source]

Also known as the Further Isles:

Islands in Seto Inland Sea[change | edit source]

Islands in lakes[change | edit source]

Other artificial islands[change | edit source]

Claims but does not control[change | edit source]

The Northern Territories[change | edit source]

These are the four disputed Kuril Islands, also known as the Chishima Islands.[15]

Others[change | edit source]

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Look Japan, Vol. 43, Issues 493-504, p. 35; retrieved 2013-3-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Imperial Japanese Commission to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. (1903). Japan in the Beginning of the 20th century (Haruki Yamawaki, editor), p. 2.
  3. Imperial Japanese Commission, pp. 3-4.
  4. Imperial Japanese Commission, pp. 2-3.
  5. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Rishiri-tō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 791.
  6. Nussbaum, "Oki no Shima" at p. 747.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Nussbaum, "Izu Shotō" at p. 412.
  8. Gotoh, H. et al. (2010). "Infrastructure Maintenance and Disaster Prevention Measures on Isolated Islands: the Case of the Izu Islands near Tokyo" in Island Sustainability (Favro, S., editor), p. 187.
  9. Nussbaum, p. 412; Ponsonby-Fane, p. 332.
  10. Nussbaum, "Ōshima" at p. 761.
  11. Nussbaum, "Torishima" at p. 987.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Nussbaum, "Ogasawara Guntō" at p. 737.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1962). Sovereign and Subject, pp. 331.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Ponsonby-Fane, p. 332.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Imperial Japanese Commission, p. 3.
  16. Nussbaum, "Yakushima" at p. 1035.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 Nussbaum, "Ryūkyū Islands" at p. 801.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Nussbaum, "Yaeyama-shotō" at p. 1034.