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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Sea of Japan
The Sea of Japan is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, bordered by Japan, Korea and Russia.
The Sea of Japan is bound by the Russian mainland and Sakhalin island to the north, North Korea and South Korea to the west, and the Japanese islands of Hokkaidō, Honshū, and Kyūshū to the east.
The sea is bound by the Japanese islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, and Kyushu and the Russian island of Sakhalin to the east, and the Korean peninsula and mainland Russia to the west.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sea-of-Japan   (2117 words)

  
  Sea of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sea of Japan (East Sea) is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean.
The sea is bound by the Japanese islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, and Kyushu and the Russian island of Sakhalin to the east, and the Korean peninsula and mainland Russia to the west.
The sea has three major basins: The Yamato Basin in the south east; the Japan Basin in the north; and the Tsushima Basin (Ulleung Basin) in the south west.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sea_of_Japan   (356 words)

  
 MOFA: SEA OF JAPAN
The name "Sea of Japan" is geographically and historically established and is currently used all over the world, except for a few used all over the world, except for a few countries claiming that the name should be countries claiming that the name should be changed to the "East Sea".
The western side of the sea is described as "Mare di Corai" (Sea of Korea) and the central portion of the sea area is described as " Oceano Boriale del Gappone" (North Sea of Japan).
The Sea of Japan is described as the "Mer du Japon" (Sea of Japan).
www.mofa.go.jp /policy/maritime/japan/sea.html   (2687 words)

  
 Sea of Japan naming dispute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Japanese government insists that it be called "Sea of Japan", which it claims has been the international de facto standard since the 19th century, and is currently the most widely used name.
South Korea proposes "East Sea" because it is one of the various English names found in historical European maps, and it claims that it is analogous to the North Sea.
Sea of Japan — Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs defends the use of "Sea of Japan".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sea_of_Japan_naming_dispute   (2208 words)

  
 Urban Dictionary: Sea of Japan
The term "East Sea," recently coined by ignorant Koreans to replace "Sea of Japan," is neither appropriate or accurate, and has obviously nothing whatsoever to do with "Japanese occupation" during WWII, which itself is a total hoax.
Sea of Japan has been there for centuries, and will be there for many more to come.
The Sea of Japan is labelled as the East Sea in Chinese maps dating to the 14C.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=Sea+of+Japan   (368 words)

  
 Tides in Marginal, Semi-Enclosed and Coastal Seas - Part I: Sea Surface Height   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sea of Japan M2 scatter plot of the model values versus tide gage observations, for model run with data assimilation of tide gages and altimetric data.
Sea of Japan K1 scatter plot of the model values versus tide gage observations, for model run with data assimilation of tide gages and altimetric data.
Sea of Japan P1 scatter plot of the model values versus tide gage observations, for model run with data assimilation of tide gages and altimetric data.
www.ssc.erc.msstate.edu /Tides2D/sea_of_japan.html   (735 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Sea of Japan
The Yamato Basin lies in the south east; the Japan Basin in the north; the Tsushima Basin in the south west.
The importance of the fishery in the Sea is well illustrated by the mutual claims on the Liancourt Rocks by Japan and South Korea.
In China the sea is known as Sea of Japan, as "East Sea" means East China Sea.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Sea_of_Japan   (456 words)

  
 Japan, Sea of - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Japan, Sea of   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sea separating Japan from the mainland of Asia, connected to the Pacific Ocean by shallow straits;; area 1,007,765 sq km/389,100 sq mi; average depth 1,360 m/4,460 ft. It is almost tideless.
North and South Korea, and Eastern Siberia lie on its western shores; Vladivostok is the chief port.
The sea bed in the northern part is quite flat; to the south, banks separate deep troughs reaching depths of 3,000 m/9,842 ft.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Japan,+Sea+of   (164 words)

  
 Sea of Japan at AllExperts
The Sea of Japan (East Sea) is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean.
The sea is bound by Japanese islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, and Kyushu and the Russian island of Sakhalin to the east, and mainland Korea and Russia to the west.
Although Sea of Japan is the commonly used term to refer to the sea amongst the international community, both North Korea and South Korea have advocated for a different name to be used.
en.allexperts.com /e/s/se/sea_of_japan.htm   (526 words)

  
 UN Seahorse: Oceans around Japan
he Sea of Okhotsk is to the north of the four main islands of Japan, the Pacific Ocean is to the east and south, the East China Sea is to the southwest, and the Korea Strait and the Sea of Japan are on the west.
A marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean bounded on the east by the Japanese islands, the west and southwest by Korea, and the north and northwest by the former Soviet Union.
A marginal sea on the northern rim of the Pacific Ocean centered near 55 N and 150 E. It is bounded by the Siberian coast to the west and north, the Kamchatka Peninsula to the east, and the Kurile Islands to the south and southeast.
www.gdrc.org /oceans/un-seahorse/ocean.html   (1096 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Japan
On 31 March, 1908, the total population of Japan was 49,092,000 inhabitants; that of Formosa 3,155,005; and that of the Ainus (aborigines) 17,632.
The seas which surround Japan are the Pacific Ocean on the east, the Sea of Okhotsk on the North, the Sea of Japan on the west, and the China Sea on the south.
However, popular instruction in Japan is not atheistic; it gives as the basis for private or social morality primitive history or Japanese mythology, which assigns the origin of all things to the gods or ancestors of the country.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08297a.htm   (17760 words)

  
 Japan Sea, Japan Sea Information
The name "Sea of Japan" is geographically and historically established and is currently used all over the world, except for a few used all over the world, except for a few countries claiming that the name should be countries claiming that the name should be changed to the "East Sea".
Therefore, the Korean assertion that Japan sought to establish the name "Sea of Japan" in the beginning of the 20th century with a view to reinforcing its colonialist and militarist policies is simply not correct.
However, the name "Sea of Japan" is based upon the geographical features of this sea area and its established use in Europe from the late 18th century to the early 19th century.
www.allthesea.com /Japan-Sea.html   (1702 words)

  
 Japan: Environmental Issue   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While Japan's regulations have succeeded in dramatically reducing the concentration of sulfur dioxide over the past few decades, the MOE acknowledges that nitrogen dioxide concentrations have not declined.
Japan has been a strong supporter of efforts to combat global warming and played host to the conference that led to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which was finalized in December 1997.
Japan consumed just 172.2 million Btu per person in 2001, around half of the United States' rate of 341.8 million Btu per person.This low consumption rate is primarily due to the rapid adoption of energy efficient technologies and government-mandated energy savings initiatives.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/japanenv.html   (2687 words)

  
 LME50: Sea of Japan
The Sea of Japan is connected to the Sea of Okhotsk, the Northern Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea through four shallow straits.
The northwestern Sea of Japan is colder, with sharp temperature declines in winter and the presence of ice in the Tartarskiy Strait from November to April.
The spawning grounds of the common squid are in the East China Sea and coastal waters of southern Honshu and Kyushu.
na.nefsc.noaa.gov /lme/text/lme50.htm   (1446 words)

  
 Japan's Geography (volcanoes and earthquakes, climate)
On Japan's east is the Pacific Ocean and on the west is the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea.
From north to south, Japan covers a range of latitude of some 25 degrees and is influenced in the winter by seasonal winds blowing from Siberia and in the summer by seasonal winds blowing from the pacific Ocean.
These northwesterly winds pick up moisture over the Sea of Japan and drop much of this moisture in the form of rain and snow on the western side of Japan as they are impeded in their eastern advance by the ridge of mountains that runs through the central part of the country.
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/japan/geography.htm   (1963 words)

  
 Japan Sea Contamination
Since the Sea of Japan is a fertile fishing ground for surrounding countries such as, South Korea, North Korea, Japan and Russia itself, it is feared that fish and sea plants may be contaminated by those radioactive materials.
In 1985, Soviet submarine reactor exploded in the Sea of Japan and it has continued to emit radiation ever since.3 In addition to those dumpings, Russia seems to have continued to dispose of low-level radioactive wastes as late as October 1993 when a Greenpeace vessel witnessed and reported the Russia's dumping of liquid waste.
Among numerous sea species affected by pollution, squid is particularly important in terms of the impact on human beings; if squid, which is abundant in the area, is polluted by nuclear wastes, it will damage not only the fishing industry but also the health of the people.
www.american.edu /TED/japansea.htm   (1312 words)

  
 Earthquake and Tsunami of 26 May 1983 in the Sea of Japan - by Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis
The seismicity of Northern Japan is the result of a double seismic zone (DSZ), and compressional deep trench and outer rise events and by the magmatic effects of plumes or superplumes which, originally, may have hydrated the subducting oceanic lithosphere.
On the western side, the Sea of Japan is a complex basin between Japan and the Korea/Okhotsk Sea Basin.
Sakhalin island, north of Hokkaido, which separates the Sea of Japan from the Sea of Okhotsk, is probably the result of transpressional tectonics along the North America-Eurasia boundary.
www.drgeorgepc.com /Tsunami1983Japan.html   (2297 words)

  
 Welcome to MOMAF   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The sea between Korea and Japan was referred to as the Sea of Joseon (Korea) even in Japan from the 17th century to the later part of the 19th century.
The sea was called in Japan by various names, including West Sea of Japan, Tartar Sea, or Sea of Joseon (Korea), until the 19th century.
The fact that even Japan once used the name Sea of Joseon (Korea) in its own maps demonstrates that the name Sea of Japan was not widely accepted by the Japanese as an established name until the 19th century.
www.momaf.go.kr /eng/intl/eastsea/I_eastsea04.asp   (324 words)

  
 Possible source of advected water mass and residence times in the multi-structured Sea of Japan using rare earth ...
The Sea of Japan is a small, fast-acting model of global oceanic circulation.
Observations from 1998 and 2001 are analyzed to clarify its circulation.
Using six strata, an improved estimate of the average residence time of Japan Sea Proper Water is >86 years; this includes the contributions from active and inactive strata.
www.agu.org /pubs/crossref/2006/2006GL026537.shtml   (297 words)

  
 MOFA: SEA OF JAPAN
Government of Japan takes this position since past and is determined to argue against the assertion without any ground.
Japan calls on international community to understand and support our position to assure the mono-name "Sea of Japan".
The Policy of the United Nations Concerning the Naming of "Sea of Japan" (June 2004)
www.mofa.go.jp /policy/maritime/japan/index.html   (343 words)

  
 U.S. Ship Patrols Sea Of Japan, Navy Sends Destroyer Amid Fears Of North Korea Missile Test - CBS News
Amid heightened concerns of a North Korean missile test, a U.S. destroyer has started patrolling the Sea of Japan in what officials say is a first step toward creating a shield to protect the United States and its allies from a foreign missile attack.
All of Japan is already within reach of the North's missiles, as are the more than 50,000 U.S. troops deployed here, including the 20,000-strong 7th Fleet, the Navy's largest and the only one with a home port outside of the United States.
Senior Navy officials have said the United States intends to maintain a virtually continuous presence in the Sea of Japan, which separates Japan from the Korean Peninsula, China and Russia.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2004/10/05/world/main647525.shtml   (692 words)

  
 North Korea launches missile into Sea of Japan - Pravda.Ru
North Korea test launched a missile early Wednesday morning that landed in the Sea of Japan, Japanese media reported.
The missle was launched at 0332 Japan Time (1832 GMT) and it crashed into the Sea of Japan several minutes later, public broadcaster NHK reported.
NHK said Japanese government officials were trying to determine whether the missile was a long-range ballistic missile that had been readied for launch recently, or whether it was a different missile.
english.pravda.ru /news/world/05-07-2006/82924-missile-0   (643 words)

  
 North Korea Launches The Big One, Missiles Fell Into Sea Of Japan At Same Time As Shuttle Launch - CBS News
It did not reach deep space and posed no danger to Japan or the U.S. The U.S. had prepared to track the launch, using both Aegis crusisers off Japan and giant radar based in Alaska.
All of the missiles landed in the Sea of Japan between Japan and the Korean Peninsula, said the Japanese government.
The missiles all landed hundreds of kilometers (miles) away from Japan and there were no reports the missiles caused damage within Japanese territory, Abe said.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/07/03/world/main1773966.shtml   (836 words)

  
 Connections between surface fluxes and the deep circulation in the Sea of Japan
The extent to which seasonably variable surface fluxes and bottom friction can exert a control on the abyssal circulation above localized bottom topography is analyzed in the Japan Sea region through the use of a three-dimensional eddy-resolving ocean model.
Our simulations show that the bottom friction exerts a first-order control on the magnitude of the eddy-driven deep circulation over f/H geostrophic contours, which is inversely dependent on the bottom drag, in accordance with theory.
Citation: Luneva, M., and C. Clayson (2006), Connections between surface fluxes and the deep circulation in the Sea of Japan, Geophys.
www.agu.org /pubs/crossref/2006/2006GL027350.shtml   (286 words)

  
 Korean Job Discussion Forums :: View topic - Sea of Japan or the East Sea?
Why can't the Koreans just be happy calling it the East Sea and let everyone else call it whatever the F* they want....it's a sea, a body of water....it ain't the bloody Dead Sea Scrolls
it should be called the sea of corea.
I think they should do a swap- call it the East Sea but in exchange the Korea Strait is renamed Japan Strait.
www.eslcafe.com /forums/korea/viewtopic.php?t=42211   (469 words)

  
 NPR : North Korea Tests Missile over Sea of Japan
North Korea Tests Missile over Sea of Japan
Morning Edition, May 2, 2005 · On the eve of the U.N.'s conference on nuclear proliferation, North Korea tested a short-range missile over the Sea of Japan Sunday.
Kurt Campbell of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a former Pentagon official in the Clinton administration, discusses North Korea's nuclear program, tensions in the region and prospects for six-party talks.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4626863   (150 words)

  
 N. Korea Launches Attack Against Sea of Japan
(2006-07-05) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il today acknowledged that he had ordered yesterday’s missile strikes against the Sea of Japan in response to what he called “threatening and provocative movements” that the body of water had made against his nation’s coastline.
U.S. sources said that as many seven missiles, including one long-range, short-flight Taepodong 2, penetrated the surface of the sea in a terrifying display of North Korean ballistic technology prowess.
[…] ScrappleFace (Scott Ott) N. Korea Launches Attack Against Sea of Japan — “North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il today acknowledged that he had ordered yesterday’s missile strikes against the Sea of Japan in response to what he called “threatening and provocative movements” that the body of water had made against his nation’s coastline.” […]
www.scrappleface.com /?p=2288   (950 words)

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