A country in East Asia, occupying a festoon of islands in the Pacific roughly parallel with the east coast of the Asiatic mainland; population 127,078,700 (est. 2009); official language, Japanese; capital, Tokyo
The sea between Japan and the mainland of Asia
A hard, dark, enamel-like varnish containing asphalt, used to give a black gloss to metal objects
Another name for Kuroshio.