Japan, Sea of


Japan, Sea of

geographical name

Definition of JAPAN, SEA OF

arm of the W North Pacific W of Japan

Variants of JAPAN, SEA OF

Japan, Sea of also East Sea

Japan, Sea of

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Branch of the western Pacific Ocean, bounded by Japan, by Sakhalin Island, and by Russia and Korea on the Asian mainland. It has a surface area of about 377,600 sq mi (978,000 sq km), a mean depth of 5,748 ft (1,752 m), and a maximum depth of 12,276 ft (3,742 m). Its relatively warm waters contribute greatly to the mild climate of Japan. The growing trade among East Asian countries has increased its use as a commercial waterway.

Variants of JAPAN, SEA OF

Japan, Sea of or East Sea

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