Korea Strait Strategic Status

2020-06-15

The Korea Strait (international usage) is located between the southeastern part of the Korean Peninsula and the Japanese islands of Kyushu and Honshu, connecting the Sea of Japan with the East China Sea (Yellow Sea, East China Sea, etc.).



It is northeast-southwest, about 300 km long and 180 km wide, with a general depth of 50 to 150 meters. South Korea's Jeju Island, Koje Island, Japan's Tsushima Island, Iki Island and Fukue Island, etc., is to control the straits of important places.



Korea, also known as the Daehan Strait.

According to the naming rules of the internationalized waters of Asia, refers to the waterway between the Korean Peninsula and the Japanese island of Kyushu, because international geography uses the name of the Sea of Japan, the Sea of China, the Philippine Sea called the three nearby vast sea, this strait is adopted the name of Korea.



The Strait of Korea is a convenient sea route between the Japanese islands and the Asian continent, the only route between the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea, and the only route between the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea. A hub of maritime traffic in Northeast Asia. During the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905, fleets of both sides battled in the strait.



During World War II, the U.S. made the Korean Strait the focus of its blockade. During the Korean War, the strait was a logistical support route for the United States. There are many military bases on both sides of the strait, and the U.S., Japan, and South Korea often conduct military exercises in the strait area.


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