Definition of Japan current
1. Noun. A warm ocean current that flows northeastwardly off the coast of Japan into the northern Pacific ocean.
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Literary usage of Japan current
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1. Physical Geography by Matthew Fontaine Maury, Frederic William Simonds (1908)
"The japan current is the Gulf Stream of the Pacific. ... Its course, between the japan current and the eastern shores of Asia, is like that of the polar ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The japan current »ends many branches into the inland seas and channels of the ... The second and larger branch of .the japan current crosses the North ..."
3. Natural Resources of the United States by Jacob Harris Patton (1899)
"The japan current with its immense volume of waters, saturated with a wealth of warmth and vapor, sweeps northward till it comes in contact with that great ..."
4. General Examination of the Pacific Ocean by Charles Philippe de Kerhallet, Charles Henry Davis (1861)
"japan current. — Lieut. Silas Bent, USN, on January 24th, 1856, read before the American Geographical and Statistical Society of New York a learned and ..."
5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events (1875)
"From the observations of the ocean- currents the following deductions were arrived at: The Euro Si wo, or japan current, tike* an easterly course toward the ..."
6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"This warmth is due to the current of Kamtchatka, which we have just seen is a branch of the japan current. M. de Tessan found a temperature of 52° as high ..."