Japan current
Japan current Japan current A branch of the equatorial current of the Pacific, washing the eastern coast of Formosa and thence flowing northeastward past Japan and merging into the easterly drift of the North Pacific; -- called also {Kuro-Siwo}, or {Black Stream}, in allusion to the deep blue of its water. It is similar in may ways to the Gulf Stream. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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