Tsushima Strait


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Tsushima Strait

 

(also, Eastern Channel or Krusenstern Channel), the southeastern channel of the Korea Strait, between the islands of Tsushima on the west and Iki and Okino shima on the east. The narrowest point of the channel is 46 km, and its deepest point in navigable waters is 92 m. The constant warm Tsushima Current, flowing at about 1 km per hour, passes to the northeast through the Tsushima Strait from the East China Sea to the Sea of Japan.


Tsushima Strait

 

the former name of the southeastern part of the Korea Strait, between the Tsushima Islands in the west and the islands of Iki and Oki-no-shima in the east.

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The statement added that the Sea of Japan does not belong to Japan, and the Tsushima Strait is not part of any country's territorial waters, so any nation has the freedom to sail or fly through them.
To the south a complicated coastline, with scattered small islands and two large ones farther out to sea (Tsushima and Cheju), faces the east and west channels of the Tsushima Strait, which in turn connects the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea.
There is a low pressure system around Tsushima Strait south of Kyushu and it has a rainy season front stretching toward western Japan, the agency said.
Jellyfish up to a meter in diameter that are clogging fishing nets in Japanese waters, mainly in the Tsushima Strait between Kyushu Island and South Korea, appear to come from the Yangtze River Delta and the river-fed Yellow Sea, the Japanese scholars said at a two-day, information exchange conference that began Thursday in Shanghai with colleagues from China and South Korea.
5-meter cedar raft Wani, named after the scholar, arrived in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, facing the Tsushima Strait.
A crew member of a Japanese fishing boat has gone missing after his vessel collided Sunday morning with a South Korean cargo ship in the Tsushima Strait off Nagasaki Prefecture, a local maritime safety agency said.
Heihachiro Togo sank the Baltic fleet, which had sailed around Africa to the Tsushima Strait, which connects the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan, securing Japan's victory in the war.
Japanese officials said the Chinese intelligence gathering ship launched the round-Honshu trip from the Tsushima Strait.
The Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) sent a P-3C submarine patrol plane and an EP-3 information-gathering plane to the Tsushima Strait between Japan and the Korean Peninsula.
A local marine accident inquiry office took no action Tuesday against the skipper of a high-speed ferry which collided with a whale in the Tsushima Strait between Japan and South Korea last March, injuring six passengers.
Japan's Maritime Safety Agency (MSA) said the incident took place in high seas in the Tsushima Strait, some 90 kilometers southwest of Izuhara, Nagasaki Prefecture, southwestern Japan.
Deplorable is the Chinese state-run news outlets' reports that the Chinese military airplanes flew in formation over Japan's Tsushima Straits (the very life line connecting Korea and Japan), for the first time.