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Two islands of southwest Japan in Korea Strait between Kyushu and southeast South Korea. They are separated from Kyushu by Tsushima Strait, the site of a major naval battle (May 1905) in the Russo-Japanese War in which the Russian fleet was largely destroyed.
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(Placename) a group of five rocky islands between Japan and South Korea, in the Korea Strait: administratively part of Japan; scene of a naval defeat for the Russians (1905) during the Russo-Japanese war. Pop: 41 230 (2000). Area: 698 sq km (269 sq miles)
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two adjacent Japanese islands between Korea and Kyushu. 58,672; 271 sq. mi. (702 sq. km).
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|Noun||1.||Tsushima - a naval battle in the Russo-Japanese War (1905); the Japanese fleet defeated the Russian fleet in the Korean Strait|
Russo-Japanese War - Japanese victory in the war with Russia (1904-1905) gave Japan power over Korea and Manchuria
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