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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Japan current
      n : a warm ocean current that flows northeastwardly off the
          coast of Japan into the northern Pacific ocean [syn: Kuroshio
          current, Kuroshio]