Sea of japan on world map. The pacific war sometimes called the asiapacific war was the theater of world war ii that was fought in the pacific and asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the pacific ocean and islands the south west pacific south east asia and in china including the 1945 sovietjapanese conflict. The huge body of salt water on the earths surface is divided into four major oceans. It consists of a great string of islands in a northeast southwest arc that stretches for approximately 1500 miles 2400 km through the western north pacific ocean.
Oceans cover about 70 percent of the earths surface. Japan island country lying off the east coast of asia.