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Japan was a nation-state on Earth. This was the home of the Japanese people and culture.

History Edit

The United States entered the Second World War with an attack on its main naval installation at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7th, 1941 by the Japanese Navy. (TNG: "The Enemy"; DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars"; VOY: "The 37's")

After meeting her in 2024, Chris Brynner thought that Jadzia Dax's Trill markings were tattoos from Japan. (DS9: "Past Tense, Part I")

In the 22nd century, Hoshi Sato was born in Kyoto. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II")

In 2286, as the transmissions of the Whale Probe were vaporizing the planet's oceans, Tokyo reported to Starfleet Command that cloud coverage was complete. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

In 2369, Keiko O'Brien's mother lived in Kumamoto. (DS9: "Emissary")

Locations Edit

Locations are sorted by island.

Ships with Japanese names Edit

The USS Kongo might also have a Japanese etymology, though this is uncertain.

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Background information Edit

The Bandai company is a Japanese corporation specializing in toys, games, models and videos.

Furuta is a Japanese company that produces models of Star Trek starships and space stations.

Tokyopop is a Japanese-based publisher and distributor of anime (Japanese animation) videos and manga (Japanese comics) books. They hold a license to produce Star Trek comics.

Tsukuda Hobby is a Japanese toy, game and model company.

In the aborted Star Trek: Phase II series, the Klingon Empire would have been based on Imperial Japan. For further details, see "Kitumba".

Four recurring characters from Star Trek have been Japanese: Hikaru Sulu (whose surname, ironically, isn't Japanese, but rather Filipino), Keiko O'Brien (maiden name Ishikawa), Alyssa Ogawa, and Hoshi Sato (six if the mirror universe Sulu and Sato are counted).

Earth political map

21st century-era map of Earth

According to a 21st century-era political map of Earth, Japan was an Eastern Asian country. It had coastlines on the North Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan, and the East China Sea. Major cities were Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, and Yokohama, Its territories were Nampō-Shotō, Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa), and Marcus Island. The Kuril Islands were, "Occupied by the Soviet Union in 1945, administered by Russia, claimed by Japan." This Central Intelligence Agency map, which was seen in the remastered "The Cage", was published either in April 2007[1] or September 2008.[2] The difference, which was not noticeable at the resolution of the image from the episode, was the addition of Kosovo, which gained its independence between the releases.

Earth map, 20th century, North Pacific

20th century map depicting the northern Pacific region

Retroactive continuity: A 20th century-era map of the northern Pacific Ocean region was stored in the USS Enterprise library computer in 2254. Japan was an Eastern Asia nation with no land borders with any other nation. It was among the materials viewed by the Talosians when they scanned the Enterprise computer. (TOS: "The Cage")

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