Tsugaru Strait


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Tsugaru Strait

(tso͝ogä`ro͞o), c.100 mi (160 km) long and from 15 to 25 mi (24–40 km) wide, separating Honshu and Hokkaido, N Japan, and connecting the Sea of Japan with the Pacific Ocean.

Tsugaru Strait

a channel between N Honshu and S Hokkaido islands, Japan. Width: about 30 km (20 miles)
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It should be noted that the NP haplotypes were similar to those of SJ, YC and EC, but distantly related to those of OS, suggesting that NP was colonized from SJ through the Tsugaru Strait, not from OS along the Pacific coast of Japan.
HAKODATE, Japan - A 49-year-old Australian woman swam across the Tsugaru Strait between Japan's Hokkaido and Honshu main islands on Tuesday, leaving her one more channel to complete before she becomes the first-ever solo swimmer to cross the world's seven major channels, dubbed the ''Ocean's Seven.''
intermedius artificially produced from adults from Shakotan (43[degrees]34'N, 140[degrees]53'E), Iwanai (42[degrees]99'N, 140[degrees]52'E), and Kumaishi (42[degrees]10'N, 140[degrees]03'E), the Sea of Japan and transplanted to coastal waters of Shikabe, Funka Bay, and Toi (41[degrees]74'N, 140[degrees]91 'E), eastern Tsugaru Strait (Fig.
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.
The officials said the 3-year-old and 5-year-old birds had previously been spotted together in Wakayama Prefecture in January, and then spotted separately in Toyama, Niigata and Akita prefectures on their way north over the Tsugaru Strait to Hokkaido.
786); he led a series of military expeditions into northern Honshu against the Ainu; within fifteen years the frontiers of Japanese settlement reached to the shores of Tsugaru Strait, with only mountain fastnesses in Honshu still held by the Ainu; Tamuramaro's successes were partially the result of improvements in military organization and administration, and a shift away from conscript peasant armies to smaller forces of professional soldiers, most of whom were followers and retainers of noblemen and clan chiefs.
''The Tsugaru Strait would have become Japan's territorial waters (if the limit was expanded to 12 nautical miles),'' Oda, 84, said during the interview.
At midnight Friday, the typhoon was moving north-northeast at 15 kilometers per hour on the Tsugaru Strait, a channel between Honshu and Hokkaido, whipping up winds of up to 126 kph near its center with an atmospheric pressure of 992 hectopascals, according to the agency.