Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea, China, Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", and it is often called the "Land of the Rising Sun". Its total area is 377,972.28 sq. km. (145,935.91 sq. mi.), and has a population of 127,110,047 people. See "Japan". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2016-10-17.