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Tsushima Island

island in Nagasaki, Japan
Map showing Tsushima Island west of Kyushu

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

HistoryEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  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 2012-9-4.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and Prefectures" at p. 780.

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