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

  • A channel between Honshu and Hokkaido in northern Japan.


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  • If the missile was fired successfully toward Hawaii, its trajectory would take it outside the Earth's atmosphere over the Tsugaru Strait, which is located east-northeast from North Korea.

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  • Last October, a flotilla of four Chinese navy ships, including a Russian-built guided-missile destroyer and two of the country's most-advanced frigates, passed through the narrow Tsugaru Strait between the main Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido and out into the Pacific Ocean.

    China, Friend or Foe?

  • The island faces the Sea of Okhotsk and is separated from Honshu by the Tsugaru Strait and from Sakhalin by the Soya Strait.

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  • The clouds were drifting, the colour was intensifying, the air was fresh and cold, the surrounding soil was peaty, the odours of pines were balsamic, it looked, felt, and smelt like home; the grey sea was Aomori Bay, beyond was the Tsugaru Strait, — my long land-journey was done.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • He has travelled by another route to the Tsugaru Strait through the interior, and says that he would not have believed that there was such a place in

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Dr. Hepburn, who thinks that I ought not to undertake the journey, and that I shall never get through to the Tsugaru Strait.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • The boat is not fit for a night passage, and always lies in port when bad weather is expected; and as this was said to be the severest gale which has swept the Tsugaru Strait since January, the captain was uneasy about her, but being so, showed as much calmness as if he had been a Briton!

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  • Tsugaru Strait is practically under Japan's complete control; she can close it at any moment with mines.

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  • He knew that only two routes were possible, and that one of them, the Tsugaru Strait, could be strewn with mines at very brief notice.

    A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era


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