Tsushima Strait

Tsushima Strait (対馬海峡, Tsushima Kaikyō?, also known as the Tsu Shima Strait or Tsu-Shima Strait) is the eastern channel of the Korea Strait, which lies between Korea and Japan, connecting the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea.

The Tsushima Strait is the broader eastern channel to the east and southeast of Tsushima Island, with the Japanese islands of Honshu to the east and northeast, and Kyushu and the Gotō Islands to the south and southeast. It is narrowest south-east of Shimono-shima, the south end of Tsushima Island proper, constricted there by nearby Iki Island, which lies wholly in the strait near the tip of Honshu. South of that point Japan's Inland Sea mingles its waters through the narrow Kanmon Strait between Honshu and Kyushu, with those of the Tsushima Strait, making for some of the busiest sea lanes in the world.

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Tsushima Strait - Historical Impact
... by people most resembling modern Japanese in litoral northern Kyushu next to the Tsushima Strait is supported by legendary, historical, and archeological ... the whole Korea/Tsushima Strait) served as a highway for high-risk voyages (southern end of the Korean Peninsula to the Tsushima Islands to Iki Island to the western tip of Honshu) for trade between the ... to Japan in the 5th century by way of the straits as well ...
Tsushima Island - History - Modern History
... (See Tsushima Incident) ... As a result of the abolition of the han system, the Tsushima Fuchu domain became part of Izuhara Prefecture in 1871 ... Tsushima was transferred to Nagasaki Prefecture in 1872, and its districts of Kamiagata (上県) and Shimoagata (下県) were merged to form the modern city of Tsushima ...
Russian Cruiser Gromoboi - Service - Russo-Japanese War - Battle Off Ulsan
... By dawn he had reached the island of Tsushima in the Tsushima Strait between Korea and Japan ... by Vice Admiral Kamimura Hikonojō tasked to patrol the Tsushima Strait ... He did not wish to leave the Tsushima Strait unguarded and thought that he could use his remaining ammunition on Rurik ...
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