Japanese Islands


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Noun1.Japanese Islands - 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 Islands - 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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And so Starbuck found Ahab with a general chart of the oriental archipelagoes spread before him; and another separate one representing the long eastern coasts of the Japanese islands -- Niphon, Matsmai, and Sikoke.
Tokyo, Jumada I 23, 1439, Feb 9, 2018, SPA -- Officials were cleaning up after an oil slick believed to be from a sunken Iranian tanker reached southern Japanese islands, the local government said Thursday.
Called the Japanese Tomahawk, the prototype is designed to defend remote Japanese islands.
TAP)- Japan says it scrambled fighter jets on Sunday after eight Chinese military aircraft flew between Japanese islands.
From a March 2011 conference on Japanese environmental history in Honolulu, 12 papers examine the Japanese islands from the perspectives of the lay of the land: geology and topography: water: oceans, rivers, and lakes; life: flora, fauna, fertilizer; and climate.
Tokyo, May 30 (BNA): A strong earthquake, centered on a southern chain of Japanese islands, shook buildings in the Tokyo area today but appeared to cause little damage.
A TYPHOON has paralysed transport and knocked out power to thousands on the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa.
The zone also includes South Korean airspace as well as Japanese islands that the US has used as firing ranges.
The USS George Washington aircraft carrier was in the region as part of a joint military drill with Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force southeast of the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa.
Chinese naval assets stationed in the north of the country are somewhat hemmed in by the chain of Japanese islands that separate the East China Sea and the Pacific.
However, I hope we will remember this bombing saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of our armed forces, British and American, who would have been casualties if they had to invade more Japanese islands, and eventually Japan itself.
Japan "is taking a negative attitude toward South Korea's drastic extension of the missile range" from the current 300 kilometers to over 800 km "for fear that a considerable portion of the Japanese islands would come within their range," the source was quoted as saying by the Chosun Ilbo.

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