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OAS seaname Detail for Japan Sea

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Seaname:Japan Sea
Sea code:52
Definition:The limits of the Japan Sea:

On the Southwest: The Northeastern limit of the Eastern China Sea (50) and the Western limit of the Inland Sea (53).

On the Southeast (In Simonoseki Kaikyo): A line running from Nagoya Saki (130°49.5'E) in Kyūshū through the islands of Uma Sima and Muture Sima (33°58.5'N) to Murasaki Hana (34°01' N) in Honsyū.

On the East (In the Tsugaru Kaiko): From the extremity of Siriya Saki (141°28' E) to the extremity of Esan Saki (41°48' N).

On the Northeast (In La Perouse Strait - Soya Kaikyo): A line joining Soni Misaki and Nishi Notaro Misaki (45°55' N).

On the North: From Cape Tuik (51°45' N) to Cape Sushcheva.

The "Japan Sea" is synonymous with the "East Sea" and the "Sea of Japan," which is defined in the "Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1953 (3rd edition), Special Publication No. 23, International Hydrographic Bureau." The Republic of Korea calls for the names "East Sea" and "Sea of Japan" to be used simultaneously until the countries that border this sea agree on a single name.
Citation:Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1953 (3rd edition). IHB Special Publication 23, International Hydrographic Bureau, 38p.
Metadata version:3
Keydate:2000-09-13 04:00:00+00
Editdate:2016-07-25 14:13:47+00