18-1 Japan—Past and Present. Japan’s Geography. Japan is located along the ring of fire, which is located in the Pacific Ocean. This causes the earth’s crust to shift leading to earthquakes. This will in turn lead to tsunamis. Archipelago—a group of islands.
that stretch from north to south.
tiny islands although most live
on the 4 largest.
mountains. About 188 of Japan’s
mountains are volcanoes