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 | change 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 | change source]

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

Hokkaido[change | change source]

Islands in Sea of Japan[change | change source]

Islands in Tokyo Bay[change | change source]

Islands in Osaka Bay[change | change source]

Islands in Ise Bay[change | change source]

Islands in Pacific Ocean[change | change source]

Islands near Kyūshū[change | change source]

Most of these are in the East China Sea.

Nansei Islands[change | change source]

Satsunan Islands[change | change source]

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

Ōsumi Islands[change | change source]

The North-Eastern Group:

The North-Western Group:

Tokara Islands[change | change source]

The Shichi-tō:

Amami Islands[change | change source]

Ryukyu Islands[change | change source]

The Southern Half, Okinawa Prefecture

Okinawa Islands[change | change source]

The Central Group or Ryukyu proper:

Sakishima Islands[change | change source]

Also known as the Further Isles:

Islands in Seto Inland Sea[change | change source]

Islands in lakes[change | change source]

Other artificial islands[change | change source]

Claims but does not control[change | change source]

The Northern Territories[change | change source]

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

Others[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change 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.