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Sea of Japan   /si əv dʒəpˈæn/   Listen
Sea of Japan

An arm of the Pacific between China and Japan.  Synonym: East Sea.

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"Sea of Japan" Quotes from Famous Books

... agriculturally, but from the standpoint of military strategy (as a mighty war taught all the world) Japan is vastly better placed. With Port Arthur in her possession, and the new broad-gauge line from Antung and Mukden enabling her to rush troops across the Sea of Japan and through Korea to Manchuria without once getting into foreign waters or on foreign soil, she could ask nothing better. And finally and most significant of all, Russia has {83} suffered perhaps the greatest humiliation in her history by reason of Manchurian aggression; ...
— Where Half The World Is Waking Up • Clarence Poe

... 12 nm exclusive economic zone: 200 nm military boundary line: 50 nm in the Sea of Japan and the exclusive economic zone limit in the Yellow Sea where all foreign vessels and aircraft without ...
— The 1998 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... a dreadful possibility every trade in the industrial world. Fifty years ago the middle class readers to whom Punch appeals associated the same type with stories of tortured missionaries and envoys. After the battle of the Sea of Japan they associated it with that kind of heroism which, owing to our geographical position, we most admire; and drawings of the unmistakably Asiatic features of Admiral Togo, which would have excited genuine and apparently instinctive ...
— Human Nature In Politics - Third Edition • Graham Wallas

... large forces of soldiers to Manchuria by the trans-Siberian railroad, and Japan sent large forces there by transports across the Sea of Japan. Japan could not prevent the passage of soldiers by the railroad, but Russia could prevent the passage of transports across the Japan Sea, provided her fleet could overcome the Japanese fleet and get command of the sea. Russia had a considerable fleet ...
— The Navy as a Fighting Machine • Bradley A. Fiske

Words linked to "Sea of Japan" :   pacific, Pacific Ocean, sea

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