Definition of Japanese archipelago
1. Noun. A string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean.
Terms within: Ezo, Hokkaido, Yezo, Hondo, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, Osaka Bay
Generic synonyms: Archipelago
Group relationships: Pacific, Pacific Ocean
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Japanese Archipelago
Literary usage of Japanese archipelago
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Japan by David Murray (1894)
"CHAPTER I. THE japanese archipelago. THE first knowledge of the Japanese empire was brought to Europe by Marco Polo after his return from his travels in ..."
2. Japan by David Murray, Kentarō Kaneko, Albert White Vorse (1906)
"CHAPTER I. THE japanese archipelago. THE first knowledge of the Japanese empire was brought to Europe by Marco Polo after his ..."
3. A Directory for the Navigation of the Pacific Ocean: With Description of Its by Alexander G. Findlay (1851)
"THE japanese archipelago. THIS very extensive and important country has been almost a terra incognita to Europeans ; its commerce, its resources, ..."
4. The Earth and Its Inhabitants by Élisée Reclus (1895)
"West of the japanese archipelago, a branch of the Kuro-sivo flowing round the ... Between the two slopes of the japanese archipelago the contrast in this ..."