About Sea of Japan, facts and maps

Sea of Japan, Japanese Nihon-kai, Russian Yaponskoye More, also called East Sea, Korean Tonghae or Donghae, marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean. It is bounded by Japan and Sakhalin Island to the east and by Russia and Korea on the Asian mainland to the west. Its area is 377,600 square miles (978,000 square km).

Who owns the Sea of Japan? The Government of Japan – “Sea of Japan,” The One and Only Internationally Established Name / The Government of Japan – JapanGov –

More than 97% of maps used throughout the world display only the name “Sea of Japan”. t is likely that the name “Sea of Japan” came to be generally accepted because of one geographical factor : this sea area is separated from the Northern Pacific by the Japanese Archipelago.
A marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan is carrot-shaped when viewed from space. Its surface area amounts to 1,050,000 square kilometres with an average water depth of 1752 metres and a maximum depth of 4568 metres. Dohoku seamount, an underwater volcano, is its deepest point.

To the west is the Sea of Japan, separating Japan and Korea (which demands that the body of water be known internationally as the East Sea). South and west of Kyūshū is the East China Sea, a shallow, treacherous, semitropical body of water.

What Koreans call Sea of Japan? East Sea

The Japanese government supports the exclusive use of the name “Sea of Japan” (日本海), while South Korea supports the alternative name “East Sea” (Korean: 동해; Hanja: 東海), and North Korea supports the name “Korean East Sea” (Korean: 조선동해; Hanja: 朝鮮東海).

What does China call Sea of Japan? Rìběn hǎi

The sea is called Rìběn hǎi (日本海, literally “Japan Sea”) or originally Jīng hǎi (鲸海, literally “Whale Sea”) in China, Yaponskoye more (Японское море, literally “Japanese Sea”) in Russia, Chosŏn Tonghae (조선동해, literally “Korean East Sea”) in North Korea, and Donghae (동해, literally “East Sea”) in South Korea.

Does China have access to Sea of Japan?

A salient of Chinese territory, lying between the USSR and North Korea, on the north side of the river, extends to within 17 river km of the Sea of Japan.

Japan’s marine life is quite varied, with whales, dolphins, porpoises, sharks and fish inhabiting the archipelogo’s waters. Its subtropical waters in the south are home to coral reefs that teem with sea turtles, clownfish, butterflyfish.

What is Japan’s best known for?

Japan is known for everything from onsen hot springs and kabuki baths (dating to the 6th and 16th centuries, respectively) to all-night neon-lit dance parties, anime, and sushi boat restaurants, all of which are decidedly more modern.

How big is the Sea of Japan?

978,000 km² Sea of Japan (East Sea) / Area

How deep is the Sea of Japan?

3,742 m Sea of Japan (East Sea) / Max depth

Is it Sea of Japan or Japan Sea?

The name – Sea of Japan (Japan Sea) became recognized internationally by the early 19th Century during which Japan had been in a state of national seclusion. Countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States use the name – Sea of Japan (Japan Sea) for making their nautical chart.

The Sea of Japan is decidedly cooler than the Pacific Ocean, but tends to be less developed. Air and water temperatures vary quite a bit from south to north, but swimming can be enjoyed in most places at least from mid July through August.