Seoul, South Korea, the nation's capital and one of the world's largest cities. It lies on the Han River in the northwestern part of the country, near the Yellow Sea and the North Korean border.
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South Korea, a country of eastern Asia. It occupies the southern part of the Korean peninsula, between the Sea of Japan on the east and the Yellow Sea on the west.
Japan, officially Nippon, a country off the east coast of Asia. It consists of four large islands—Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku—and more than 3,300 smaller ones, including the Ryukyu chain.