Japanese Islands

  • (noun): A string of more than 3,000 islands east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean.
    Synonyms: Japan, Japanese Archipelago

Some articles on japanese:

Sea Of Japan - Geography and Geology
... to incipient opening of the Japan Sea, and the northern and southern parts of the Japanese archipelago that were separated from each other ... The northern part of the Japanese archipelago was further fragmented at later periods until the orogenesis of the northeastern Japanese archipelago began in the later Late Miocene ... The southern part of the Japanese archipelago remained as a relatively large landmass ...

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    Consider the islands bearing the names of all the saints, bristling with forts like chestnut-burs, or Echinidæ, yet the police will not let a couple of Irishmen have a private sparring- match on one of them, as it is a government monopoly; all the great seaports are in a boxing attitude, and you must sail prudently between two tiers of stony knuckles before you come to feel the warmth of their breasts.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The Japanese say, “If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated.”
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