a warm ocean current in the Pacific, flowing N along the E coast of Taiwan, NE along the E coast of Japan, and continuing in an easterly direction into the open Pacific.
a warm ocean current flowing northeastwards off the E coast of Japan towards the North Pacific Also called Kuroshio
A branch of the North Equatorial Current that flows northeast from the Philippine Sea, north along the eastern shore of Taiwan, past southeastern Japan, and onward to the North Pacific. Its warm air moderates the climate of Taiwan and Japan. Also called Kuroshio Current. See more at equatorial current, gyre.
noun 1. an Asian evergreen shrub, Pieris japonica, of the heath family, having broad, glossy leaves and drooping clusters of whitish blossoms. noun 1. an ericaceous Japanese shrub, Pieris japonica, with drooping clusters of small bell-shaped white flowers
noun 1. an eastern Asian plant, Anemone hupehensis, of the buttercup family, having purplish or reddish flowers and grown widely in gardens.
noun 1. a Japanese evergreen tree, Thuja standishii, having spreading branches with bright-green leaves.
noun 1. a thorny barberry, Berberis thunbergii, of Japan, having yellow flowers and bearing bright-red fruit, grown as a hedge plant.