The Sea of Japan see below for other names is the marginal sea between the Japanese archipelago , Sakhalin , the Korean Peninsula and Russia. The Japanese archipelago separates the sea from the Pacific Ocean. Like the Mediterranean Sea , it has almost no tides due to its nearly complete enclosure from the Pacific Ocean. The sea has no large islands, bays or capes. Its water balance is mostly determined by the inflow and outflow through the straits connecting it to the neighboring seas and Pacific Ocean.
Is it the Sea of Japan or the East Sea?
Map of East Sea, East Sea Location Facts, Major Bodies of Water, Sea of Japan - World Atlas
Its area is , square miles , square km. It has a mean depth of 5, feet 1, metres and a maximum depth of 12, feet 3, metres. The sea is almost elliptical, having its major axis from southwest to northeast. The Sea of Japan is a classic semienclosed sea, since its connections with adjacent bodies of water are greatly restricted by the narrow straits. Inflow of water takes place primarily through the eastern and western channels of the Korea Strait; the inflow of water into the Sea of Japan through the narrow and shallow Tatar Strait is negligible, while through the Tsugaru and La Perouse straits the water flows out of the Sea of Japan. Underwater the sea is separated into the Japan Basin to the north, the Yamato Basin to the southeast, and the Tsushima Basin to the southwest. While a narrow continental shelf fringes Siberia and the Korean Peninsula, on the Japanese side of the sea there are wider continental shelves, as well as groups of banks, troughs, and basins lying offshore.
Sea of Japan