Sea of Japan

The Sea of Japan is a marginal sea located at the west of Pacific Ocean, surrounded by Japan, South Korea, North Korea and RussiaIt is referred as Korea East Sea in North Korea and as East Sea in South KoreaLike the Mediterranean Sea, it has almost no tides and waves due to its complete enclosure


The Sea of Japan is bounded by the Russian mainland and Sakhalin Island to the north, the Korean Peninsula to the west, and the Japanese islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, and Kyushu to the east

It is connected to other seas by five shallow channel: the Strait of Tartary between the Asian mainland and Sakhalin; La Perouse Strait between the islands of Sakhalin and Hokkaido; the Tsugaru Strait between the islands of Hokkaido and Honshu; the Kanmon Straits between the islands of Honshu and Kyushu; and the Korea Strait (genkainada) between the Korean Peninsula and the island of Kyushu

Coverage area

The mean depth is about 1,753 metersIts surface area is about 978,000 km�.The sea has three major basins: the Yamato Basin in the southeast; the Japan Basin in the north and are the deepest one; and the Tsushima Basin (Ulleung Basin) in the southwest and is the shallowest

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