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 Kuroshio Current @ ArtQuilt.com (Art Quilt)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Kuroshio Current (Japanese 黒潮) is an ocean current found in the western Pacific Ocean off the east coast of Taiwan and flowing northeastward past Japan, where it merges with the easterly drift of the North Pacific Current.
Its southern counterpart is the North Equatorial Current.
The warm waters of the Kuroshio Current sustain the coral reefs of Japan, the northernmost coral reefs in the world.
www.artquilt.com /encyclopedia/Kuroshio_Current   (320 words)

 Japan - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Though the official status is disputed, in diplomatic occasions the emperor tends to behave and be seen as though he were a head of state.
Akihito (明仁) is the current and 125th Emperor of Japan.
The waters of the Kuroshio Current also warm the Pacific side of Japan, sustaining the coral reefs of Japan, the northernmost coral reefs in the world.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/j/a/p/Japan.html   (4996 words)

 Search Tuna Report for Pacific gyre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The northern whirl is formed by the North Equatorial Current, Japan Current, North Pacific Drift, and California Current the southern whirl is formed by the South Equatorial Current, East Australian Current, West Wind Drift, and Peruvian or Humboldt Current....
The North Equatorial Current, driven westward along latitude 15 deg north by the trade winds, turns north near the Philippines to become the warm Japan or Kuroshio Current....
Characteristic of this climatic region are winds that blow from the continental interior to the ocean in winter and in the opposite direction in summer....
www.searchtuna.com /ftlive2/3236.html   (1726 words)

 The Water Cycle: Water storage in oceans, from USGS Water Science Basics
But, actually, there are currents and "rivers" in the oceans that move massive amounts of water around the world.
The Kuroshio Current, off the shores of Japan, is the largest current.
The Gulf Stream is visible as a warm water current travelling northward along the coast of North America and eastward into the central Atlantic Ocean.
ga.water.usgs.gov /edu/watercycleoceans.html   (810 words)

 Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Imperial Palace in Tokyo is the primary residence of the Emperor]] Japan's head of state is the Emperor, but under the current constitution he performs only ceremonial duties and holds no real power, not even emergency reserve powers.
Sovereignty, previously embodied in the Emperor, is vested in the Japanese people by the Constitution, and the Emperor is defined as the symbol of the State and of national unity.
Japanese government planners are currently in a heated debate over how to cope with this problem.
japan.ask.dyndns.dk   (4339 words)

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