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- A channel of the western Pacific Ocean between Sakhalin Island and northern Hokkaido, Japan, connecting the Sea of Okhotsk with the Sea of Japan.
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- proper noun A strait dividing the Russian island of
Sakhalinin the north from the Japanese island of Hokkaido, and connecting the Sea of Japanon the west with the Sea of Okhotskon the east.
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