Japanese Archipelago


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Noun1.Japanese Archipelago - 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 OceanJapanese Archipelago - 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
Ezo, Hokkaido, Yezo - the second largest of the four main islands of Japan; to the north of Honshu
Hondo, Honshu - the central and largest of the four main islands of Japan; between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean; regarded as the Japanese mainland
Kyushu - the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan; contains coal fields
Shikoku - the smallest of the four main islands of Japan; to the south of Honshu and to the east of Kyushu; separated from Honshu by the Inland Sea; forested and mountainous
Osaka Bay - a bay of the western Pacific in southern Honshu
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
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As powerful Typhoon Lan is approaching the Japanese archipelago, election experts have predicted a less turnout than the 52.
They adjudicated disputes and overruled concerted Dutch efforts to apply emerging European legal frameworks to the waters in, around, and beyond the Japanese archipelago.
RAC President Takashi Irei has stated that the cargo-passenger configured aircraft is well-matched for the movement of freight as well as people passengers across the Japanese archipelago.
Notably, sections of the tunnel will lie under 1,400m of mountain - the longest such distance for any railway tunnel in Japan - and the work will face high overbearing pressure and the risk of high-pressure underground water due to the complicated stratum in the central part of the Japanese archipelago.
Resentment over the continuing presence of US bases in Okinawa, a chain of islands at the southern tip of the Japanese archipelago, was evident during the ceremony held to remember more than 200,000 people, many of them civilians, who died in the fighting near the war's end.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ten people died and dozens were injured when Typhoon Halong slammed into the Japanese archipelago over the weekend with heavy rain still lashing the country's Northern parts.
The Japan Meteorological Agency expects it to move away from the Japanese archipelago on Sunday.
Last month, the southern and central regions of Japan were hit by typhoon Neoguri, which was declared the most powerful of all that passed over Japanese archipelago in July.
Neoguri, which is forecast to be downgraded to a tropical storm later Friday, will move northeast over the Pacific coastline before gradually leaving the Japanese archipelago, the weather agency said.
Packing gusts of up to 180 kilometres (110 miles) per hour, the typhoon could hit the southern main island of Kyushu as early as Thursday before moving east along the Japanese archipelago, the national weather agency said.
In addition, Russia, since the end of the Second World War, has claimed and occupied the northern-most islands of the Japanese archipelago.
Torrential rain hit western Japan on Monday as frontal activities intensified over the Japanese archipelago, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

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