Japan, Sea of, or East Sea, an arm of the Pacific Ocean. It lies between the islands of Japan and the Asiatic mainland (Korea and eastern Siberia). In the south, it is connected with the East China Sea by the Korea Strait. In the north, the Tsugaru Strait connects it with the Pacific, and La Pérouse (or Soya) Strait and the Tatar Strait connect it with the Sea of Okhotsk. The Sea of Japan has an area of about 390,000 square miles (1,010,000km2).
Beijing, or Peking, China, the nation's capital and second largest city. It lies on the edge of the North China Plain in the northeastern part of the country, about 90 miles (145 km) inland from the Bo Hai, an arm of the Yellow Sea.
Louisiana, one of the southern states of the United States. It is bounded by Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas on land, and by the Gulf of Mexico.