Japan's Island Count Surges as 7,000 Hidden Landmasses Suddenly Unveiled

Japan recently conducted a new survey and discovered that there are twice as many islands within its territorial waters than previously thought. The survey was conducted using digital mapping technology, which provided a more accurate count of 14,125 islands. However, ongoing territorial disputes could impact this number in the future, and factors such as volcanic activity and erosion may continue to change the number of islands over time.