Monument erected facing La Pérouse Strait, erected through the initiative of Jacques Bodin and Shunzo Tagami by the Association Lapérouse Albi-France and the city of Wakkanaï (Japan)
La Perouse Strait
International waterway between the Russian island of Sakhalin and the Japanese island of Hokkaido. The strait, named for the French explorer separates the Sea of Okhotsk from the Sea of Japan (East Sea). It is 27 mi (43 km) wide at its narrowest part, and it varies in depth from 167 to 387 ft (51 to 118 m). Noted for its extremely strong currents, it is closed by ice in the winter.