Nansei-shoto


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Nansei-shoto

(ˈnæˈseɪˈʃəʊˌtɒ)
n
(Placename) the official Japanese name for Ryukyu Islands
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Similarly, the northwestern margin of the Philippine Sea plate is subducting beneath the Eurasia plate along a convergent zone, extending from southern Honshu to the northeastern coast of Taiwan, manifested by the Ryukyu Islands and the Nansei-Shoto (Ryukyu) trench.