Honshu

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Honshu is the largest and most populous main island of Japan.wikipedia
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Honshu is the largest and most populous main island of Japan.
The stratovolcanic archipelago has five main islands: Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and Okinawa which make up about 97% percent of Japan's land area.

Hokkaido

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It is located south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Straits.
The Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu.

Seto Inland Sea

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It is located south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Straits.
The Seto Inland Sea, also known as Setouchi or often shortened to Inland Sea, is the body of water separating Honshū, Shikoku, and Kyūshū, three of the five main islands of Japan.

Shikoku

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It is located south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Straits.
It is located south of Honshu and north east of Kyushu.

Tsugaru Strait

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It is located south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Straits.
The Tsugaru Strait is a strait between Honshu and Hokkaido in northern Japan connecting the Sea of Japan with the Pacific Ocean.

Kanmon Straits

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It is located south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Straits.
The Kanmon Straits or the Straits of Shimonoseki is the stretch of water separating Honshu and Kyushu, two of Japan's four main islands.

Kyushu

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It is located south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Straits.
The island is separated from Honshu by the Kanmon Straits.

List of islands by population

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It is the 7th largest island in the world, and the 2nd most populous after the Indonesian island of Java.

Japanese archipelago

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Honshu is the largest and most populous main island of Japan.
It is also used when referring to the main islands Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku and Okinawa.

List of islands by area

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It is the 7th largest island in the world, and the 2nd most populous after the Indonesian island of Java.

Kyoto

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As the historical center of Japanese cultural and political power, the island includes several past Japanese capitals, including Kyoto, Nara, and Kamakura. Most of Japan's industry is located in a belt running along Honshu's southern coast, from Tokyo to Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and Hiroshima; by contrast, the economy along the northwestern Sea of Japan coast is largely based on fishing and agriculture.
Located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu, Kyoto forms a part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kobe.

Kantō Plain

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Approximately 30% of the total population resides in the Greater Tokyo Area on the Kantō Plain.
The Kantō Plain (関東平野 Kantō heiya) is the largest plain in Japan, and is located in the Kantō region of central Honshū.

Tokyo

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Most of Japan's industry is located in a belt running along Honshu's southern coast, from Tokyo to Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and Hiroshima; by contrast, the economy along the northwestern Sea of Japan coast is largely based on fishing and agriculture.
Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands.

Nagoya

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Most of Japan's industry is located in a belt running along Honshu's southern coast, from Tokyo to Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and Hiroshima; by contrast, the economy along the northwestern Sea of Japan coast is largely based on fishing and agriculture.
It is located on the Pacific coast on central Honshu.

Sea of Japan

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The island separates the Sea of Japan, which lies to its north and west, from the North Pacific Ocean to the south and east.
Nowadays the Sea of Japan is bounded by the Russian mainland and Sakhalin island to the north, the Korean Peninsula to the west, and the Japanese islands of Hokkaidō, Honshū and Kyūshū to the east and south.

Kobe

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Most of Japan's industry is located in a belt running along Honshu's southern coast, from Tokyo to Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and Hiroshima; by contrast, the economy along the northwestern Sea of Japan coast is largely based on fishing and agriculture.
It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, on the north shore of Osaka Bay and about 30 km west of Osaka.

Great Britain

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The island is roughly 1300 km long and ranges from 50 to 230 km wide, and its total area is 227,960 km², making it slightly larger than the island of Great Britain 209,331 km2.
In 2011, Great Britain had a population of about 61 million people, making it the world's third-most populous island after Java in Indonesia and Honshu in Japan.

Hiroshima

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Most of Japan's industry is located in a belt running along Honshu's southern coast, from Tokyo to Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and Hiroshima; by contrast, the economy along the northwestern Sea of Japan coast is largely based on fishing and agriculture.
It has since become the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan.

1923 Great Kantō earthquake

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Mountainous and volcanic, Honshu experiences frequent earthquakes (the Great Kantō earthquake heavily damaged Tokyo in September 1923, and the earthquake of March 2011 moved the northeastern part of the island by varying amounts of as much as 5.3 m while causing devastating tsunamis).
The Great Kantō earthquake struck the Kantō Plain on the main Japanese island of Honshū at 11:58:44 JST (02:58:44 UTC) on Saturday, September 1, 1923.

Mount Fuji

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The highest peak is the active volcano Mount Fuji at 3776 m, which makes Honshu the world's 7th highest island.
Mount Fuji, located on Honshū, is the highest volcano in Japan at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft), 2nd-highest volcano of an island in Asia (after Mount Kerinci in Sumatra), and 7th-highest peak of an island in the world.

2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

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Mountainous and volcanic, Honshu experiences frequent earthquakes (the Great Kantō earthquake heavily damaged Tokyo in September 1923, and the earthquake of March 2011 moved the northeastern part of the island by varying amounts of as much as 5.3 m while causing devastating tsunamis).
The earthquake moved Honshu (the main island of Japan) 2.4 m east, shifted the Earth on its axis by estimates of between 10 cm and 25 cm, increased earth's rotational speed by 1.8 µs per day, and generated infrasound waves detected in perturbations of the low-orbiting GOCE satellite.

List of islands by highest point

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The highest peak is the active volcano Mount Fuji at 3776 m, which makes Honshu the world's 7th highest island.

Shinano River

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There are many rivers, including the Shinano River, Japan's longest.
It is located in northeastern Honshu, rising in the Japanese Alps and flowing generally northeast through Nagano and Niigata Prefectures before emptying into the Sea of Japan.

Japanese Alps

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The Japanese Alps span the width of Honshu, from the 'Sea of Japan' coast to the Pacific shore.
The Japanese Alps is a series of mountain ranges in Japan which bisect the main island of Honshu.

Humid continental climate

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The climate is generally humid subtropical in western Japan and humid continental in the north.
In the Northern Hemisphere some of the humid continental climates, typically in Hokkaido, Northern Honshu, Sakhalin island, Scandinavia, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland are heavily maritime-influenced, with relatively cool summers and winters being just below the freezing mark.