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Yaku-shima is an island belonging to Japan, lying south of Kyushu. It is an irregular pentagon, 14 m. in width and the same in length. It is separated from Tanega-shima by the Vincennes Strait[?] (Yaku-kaikyo), 12j m. wide, and its surface is broken by lofty mountains, of which Yae-dake rises to a height of 6515 ft., and Eboshi-dake to a height of 4840 ft. It is covered with dense forest, in which are some of the finest cryptomeria in Japan, known as Yaku-sugi.

The entry is originally from 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica



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