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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island group of Japan in the southern Ryuku Islands east of Taiwan. The islands were heavily bombed by the Allies in April-June 1945.

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  • The Japanese archipelago comprises 4 main islands and 200 smaller islands, including those of the Amami, Okinawa, and Sakishima chains of the Ryukyu Islands.

    Kuroshio Current large marine ecosystem

  • [23] The name Saka is found in Japan, even on modern maps: Sakai (near Osaka), Saeki, Sakaiminato, Sakata, Sakishima, and Sakurai.

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