Tsugaru Strait


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Tsu·ga·ru Strait

 (tso͝o-gä′ro͞o)
A channel between Honshu and Hokkaido in northern Japan.

Tsugaru Strait

(ˈtsuɡɑˌru)
n
(Placename) a channel between N Honshu and S Hokkaido islands, Japan. Width: about 30 km (20 miles)
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The Ocean's Seven marathon consists of seven long-distance open-water swims, which includes the North Channel, the Cook Strait, the Molokai Channel, the English Channel, the Catalina Channel, the Tsugaru Strait and the Strait of Gibraltar.
The final feat, crossing the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland, topped a list that included the Strait of Gibraltar, California's Catalina Channel, Japans Tsugaru Strait and New Zealand's Cook Strait.
98) The Soya Strait divides Hokkaido and Russia's Sakhalin Island; (99) the Tsugaru Strait separates Honshu and Hokkaido; (100) the Osumi Strait is at the southern end of Kyushu and the East China Sea; (101) and the Tsushima and Korean Straits separate Japan and South Korea.
Aussie woman crosses Tsugaru Strait, aiming for 'Ocean's Seven'
Fukushima in Hokkaido is a town of about 5,000 people facing the Tsugaru Strait.
Part of the Tsushima Warm Current flows from the Sea of Japan into the Pacific Ocean through the Tsugaru Strait, then flows southward along the coast of Sanriku district, Tohoku (Ueno & Yamazaki 1987).
A helicopter that crashed Sunday in the Tsugaru Strait off Oma, Aomori Prefecture, was salvaged Thursday for an investigation into the cause of the accident.
To the Editor: Alveolar echinococcosis in humans is endemic in Japan; however, the causal agent, Echinococcus multilocularis, has been restricted to the northernmost insular prefecture of Hokkaido, where the Tsugaru Strait acts as a natural physical barrier against migration to the mainland.
Five women from Tokyo swam 21 kilometers across the Tsugaru Strait in northern Japan in an overnight relay that lasted nine hours through Tuesday morning.
Dug 244 m (800 ft) under the sandy seabed of the Tsugaru Strait, the 53 kin- (33 mi)-long tunnel links the two islands of Hokkaido and Honshu.
After unloading the fuel, the Pacific Teal has rejoined its sister ship, the 5,271-ton Pacific Pintail, in the Pacific Ocean off Fukushima Prefecture to sail on to Fukui via the Tsugaru Strait between Honshu and Hokkaido.