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Tsushima

(tso͞o`shēmä), two Japanese islands in Korea Strait. The islands are rocky, and fishing is the main occupation. Nearby, in May, 1905, occurred the major naval battle of the Russo-Japanese WarRusso-Japanese War,
1904–5, imperialistic conflict that grew out of the rival designs of Russia and Japan on Manchuria and Korea. Russian failure to withdraw from Manchuria and Russian penetration into N Korea were countered by Japanese attempts to negotiate a division of
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. The Russian Baltic fleet, under command of Admiral Rozhdestvenski, suffered nearly total disaster in its encounter with the Japanese fleet under Count Togo. Only a few of the Russian ships escaped to neutral ports or reached their destination (Vladivostok); the majority were sunk or captured. It was in this battle that naval radio was first used (by Count Togo). The defeat convinced Russia that further struggle was hopeless, and in August a treaty of peace was signed at Portsmouth, N.H.

Tsushima

 

a group of islands in the Korea Strait, part of Japan. The islands, the largest of which are Kamino-shima and Shi-mono-shima, have a total area of 700 sq km and a population of 57,000 (1973). The predominantly hilly and low-mountain terrain reaches a maximum elevation of 649 m on Shimono-shima. The islands’ coasts are sharply indented. There are meadows and tracts of broad-leaved forests. The mainstay of the economy is agriculture (potatoes, grain, rice) and fishing. The largest towns on Shimono-shima are Mitsushima and Izuhara. In 1905 the battle of Tsushima was fought near here.

Tsushima

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.: 50 810 (latest est.). Area: 698 sq. km (269 sq. miles)
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Tsushima imbues even a Sunday walk in the park with the dark specter of doom, creating a tension so richly and deftly layered onto the ordinary struggle of a single mother that lines of metaphor dissolve leaving only the shadow of dread on every page.
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(6) The Annals of the Choson Dynasty reveal that requests were being made for such works: in 1464 a mission from the SO daimyo of Tsushima to the Korean court received copies of the Analects and San ti shi, an anthology of Tang poetry, and another mission in 1467 received copies of the Four Books and Five Classics; just two years later an envoy asked why Japanese missions were given nothing more than the Analects and Mencius, and in 1501 Hochu Dotoku, pretending to be on a mission for the "king" of Japan, received a volume of the poetry of Su Shi, the Blue Cliff Record (Biyan lu), and other items.
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Speaking on the occasion, Japan's Parliamentary Vice- Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Kyoichi Tsushima thanked Qatar for its help during the devastating Tsunami and earthquake that shook the East Asian nation last year and said that Japan's relationship with Qatar had further strengthened in the recent times.
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