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La Pérouse Strait

La Pérouse Strait (lä pərōzˈ) [key] or Soya Strait sōˈyä, channel, 25 mi (40 km) wide, separating N Hokkaido island, Japan, from S Sakhalin island, Russia, and connecting the Sea of Japan on the west with the Sea of Okhotsk on the east.

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