Tsushima Island

island in Nagasaki, Japan

Tsushima Island (対馬, Tsushima) is a Japanese island in the waters between South Korea and Japan.[1]

A satellite image of Tsushima Island
Map showing Tsushima Island west of Kyushu

History change

Beginning in the early 6th century, the island was a province of Japan, It was called Tsushima Province. In the Meiji period, the island and the province became part of Nagasaki Prefecture.[2]

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  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tsushima" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1002; US Department of State, "Limits in the Seas, No. 121; Straight Baseline and Territorial Sea Claims: South Korea," p. 23. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and Prefectures" at p. 780.

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  Media related to Tsushima at Wikimedia Commons

34°25′N 129°20′E / 34.417°N 129.333°E / 34.417; 129.333