You would think someone would have already done this, but I couldn't find anything that was useable on the Internet.
Exclusive Global Release right here on ATS
KML version of Japans Flinn-Engdahl regions (or F-E regions)
I made 2 versions.
1. Interactive with each region having a different colour 30% opacity, so you can see the map or land form behind. Japan
F_E Regions V1.0
2. A simple interactive lined version Japan F_E Regions V2.0
You can save either version to Google Earth by copying the file link address from the Google Maps search bar and paste it into your browser address
bar. Providing you already have Google Earth, it should open directly when you click go.
The lined version doesn't stand out very well on Google Earth as the lines are black, but you can easily open the first sub folder and right click
Properties/Style,Color on the file and change the lines to whatever colour you want. It looks great on Google Satelitte though
As with all the Google Maps I do you can click or unclick each sub file as you wish. Actually works better with lines than it does with icons.
For readers who have no clue what I'm talking about ....................
The Flinn-Engdahl regions (or F_E regions) are a division of the Earth into seismic zones. In seismology, it is the standard of localizing
earthquakes. The scheme was proposed in 1965 by Edward A. Flinn and E. R. Engdahl. The first official definition was published in 1974 and a revision
in 1995. Borders of the F-E regions may differ from political boundaries. For instance, the F-E region 545 ("Northern Italy") also includes parts of
France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. After the 1995 revision there are 754 F-E regions, subsequently numbered from 1 to 757 with three gaps
(172, 299 and 550) at dissolved regions. (wikipedia)
These are the names that appear in the popup tags off each icon on my interactive maps here and elsewhere.
Took me about a day to plot all the polygons, doing one or three here and there as I had time.
Theoretically given time if you search "F_E Regions KML files" on Google, it should bring you back to this page.
The resource I used is an oldish pdf by J.B. Young , B.W. Presgrave, H. Aichele, D.A. Wiens , E.A. Flinn
called "The Flinn-Engdahl Regionalisation Scheme: the 1995 revision}
original copy available here