"This path goes northeast."
It is. Hokkaido is literally the north sea road. Kyushu, before getting its current name of "nine provinces" was the west sea road. There were also east and south, which were the southern sections of Kanto and the island of Shikoku and southern Kansai, respectively.
In my Japanese class, Northeast in Japanese was 東北 =とうほく but Duolingo doesn't accept it. Southeast Asia was 東南アジア.
Obviously, we say Northeast in English, but is 東北=east-north wrong in Japanese? I read somewhere that both systems (northeast/eastnorth), but that the western way is more common now except for some names of places. Also, right and left were left and right in the Japanese too.
Someone brought this up, but they were downvoted 39 times as of today.
Haha, not gonna lie, I do that for some things too. Although I wish that they taught more of those directions, since they only teach that one if I remember correctly. If you want to know them though, I can write them here for anyone: