Japan News This Week 9 September 2012

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Troubled Seas: Japan’s Pacific and East China Sea Domains (and Claims)

Japan Focus

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China's coastline is 30,017 km long, or slightly longer than Japan's, which is 29,020 km.

However, thanks to 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) - which has turned into a windfall for former colonial powers such as the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and Japan - China has a much smaller EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zones) than Japan.

China EEZ: 879,666 square kilometers
Japan EEZ: 4.5 million square kilomteers

China ranks 31st in the world, after the Maldives and ahead of Somalia, in EEZ area.

Japan ranks 9th, with an EEZ that is five times the size of China's.

Source: Japan Focus

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