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How big is Japan?

Japan' s land area is approximately 378,000 km2.
It is often said that Japan is a small country.
However, the archipelago stretches some 3,500 km from the northernmost end to the southernmost, which means that climate and scenery vary greatly from region to region.

A fact that is not very well known is that Japan is smaller than California in the United States, which has a land area of about 411,000 km2.