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Japan is an archipelago including four main islands and a great many smaller ones, located in the northern Pacific Ocean near China. The country is similar in size to Britain or New Zealand.

In Arthur Ransome's books[]

  • Captain Flint had apparently visited Japan: his trunk had a sticker of the Nippon Yusen Kaisha shipping line on it, the stickers delighted the able-seaman (SA28).
  • In Missee Lee, the Wild Cat and her crew are farewelled by Japanese sailors slung on planks from a Japanese merchant steamship as they leave the hundredth port; they stop their rust-chipping and shout Banzai (ML1).

Native affairs[]

  • The world's first club dedicated to Arthur Ransome and his books, the Arthur Ransome Club was founded in Japan in 1987