[ noun ] (geography) 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
Used in print(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
Japan has had 15 destructive ones ( eight of them disastrous ) since 1596 .
In 1707 an earthquake in Japan generated waves so huge that they piled into the Inland_Sea ; one wave swamped more than 1000 ships and boats in Osaka_Bay .
On the fateful day in 1896 when the great waves approached Japan , fishermen at_sea noticed no unusual swells .
After an earthquake in Japan in 1793 people on the coast at Tugaru were so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground .
During a 1933 tsunami in Japan the sea glowed brilliantly at night .
[ noun ] (government,geography) a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
Used in print(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)
The next thing he knew he was reporting for duty as commanding_officer of Troop_H , 7_th_Cavalry , in_the_middle of corps maneuvers in Japan .
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[ noun ] lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer
[ noun ] lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient