Japan and the Korean Peninsula

How does Japan get its oil

Having no oil itself, Japan must import all the oil it needs. To accommodate the amount of oil necessary, there is a constant stream of oil tankers—spaced approximately 300 miles (483 kilometers) apart—that bring oil to Japan 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Behind only the United States and China, Japan is the third biggest importer of oil with more than 5.5 million barrels brought in every day.


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