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Japanese Islands   /dʒˌæpənˈiz ˈaɪləndz/   Listen
Japanese Islands

A string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean.  Synonyms: Japan, Japanese Archipelago.

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"Japanese Islands" Quotes from Famous Books

... Tartars to the left bank of the Yellow River all the way from the Desert to the sea; because later on (350 B.C.) Yen actually did become a powerful state; and finally, because if any very early notions concerning Corea and Japanese islands had ever crept vaguely into China at all, it must have been through this state of Yen, which was coterminous with Liao Tung and Manchuria. The great point to remember is, the extensive territory between the Great Wall and the Yellow River then lay almost entirely ...
— Ancient China Simplified • Edward Harper Parker

Words linked to "Japanese Islands" :   Hondo, Honshu, Pacific Ocean, archipelago, Kyushu, Japanese Archipelago, Osaka Bay, pacific, japan, Yezo, Shikoku, Hokkaido, Ezo

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