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Japan
Part of a long archipelago off the eastern rim of the Asian continent, the island country of Japan has four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. Numerous smaller islands lie on either end to form a sweeping arc formation that extends northeast to southwest. Another distinctive feature of the Japanese landscape is its volcanic, mountainous terrain. More than two thirds of the land is adorned with low to steep mountains traversed by swift-flowing rivers. These dramatic geographic features have shaped Japan's political history and artistic culture.
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Japan

Part of a long archipelago off the eastern rim of the Asian continent, the island country of Japan has four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. Numerous smaller islands lie on either end to form a sweeping arc formation that extends northeast to southwest. Another distinctive feature of the Japanese landscape is its volcanic, mountainous terrain. More than two thirds of the land is adorned with low to steep mountains traversed by swift-flowing rivers. These dramatic geographic features have shaped Japan's political history and artistic culture.