Branch of the western Pacific Ocean, bounded by Japan, by Sakhalin Island, and by Russia and Korea on the Asian mainland. It has a surface area of about 377,600 sq mi (978,000 sq km), a mean depth of 5,748 ft (1,752 m), and a maximum depth of 12,276 ft (3,742 m). Its relatively warm waters contribute greatly to the mild climate of Japan. The growing trade among East Asian countries has increased its use as a commercial waterway.
Place: Japan, Sea of
Location: sea, Pacific Ocean
Type: Physical Place
Related Place: Pacific Ocean
Keywords: Japan, Sea of, Sea of Japan, sea, Pacific Ocean
also East Sea. Branch of W Pacific Ocean lying bet. Japan on E , and Primorskiy Kray, Russia in Asia, and Korean Penin. on W ; ...
Pacific Ocean C7 Area 378,000 square miles (978,000 square km) Maximum depth 12,276 ft (3,743 m) Inflows ...
Pacific Ocean West Coastal type Mainly rocky Water type Warm to cold Primary vegetation Kelp and seagrasses ...