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 (ä′sə-hē-kä′wə, ä′sä-hē′kä-wä) also A·sa·hi·ga·wa (ä′sə-hē-gä′wə, ä′sä-hē′gä-wä)
A city of west-central Hokkaido, Japan. It is the commercial, industrial, and transportation center of a fertile agricultural area.
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Noun1.Asahikawa - a city on western Hokkaido that is the center of a fertile agricultural areaAsahikawa - a city on western Hokkaido that is the center of a fertile agricultural area
Ezo, Hokkaido, Yezo - the second largest of the four main islands of Japan; to the north of Honshu
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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Konnai); Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Japan (M.
based in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, the Japan Times reported.
Yoshio Dohmoto born; a Japanese astronomer; head of the Asahikawa Observatory in Hokkaido; an observer of sunspots, comets, occultations, and artificial satellites.
Asahikawa Prison is too often thought of as a dark place, one said.
Officials say Asahikawa Prison in Japan's far north is too often thought of only as a dark place with imposing grey walls and not as a place of rehabilitation.
on Thursday held a press preview of the new-look Asahiyama Zoo Train, a limited express connecting Sapporo and Asahikawa where the popular zoo is located.
The BOJ "continues to closely monitor market developments within a flexible operational framework and through discussions with market participants, and it expects that both short- and long-term interest rates will move largely on a stable path," Policy Board member Sayuri Shirai said in her speech in Asahikawa, Hokkaido.
It is Japan that will be placed in a dangerous situation if North Korea launches a rocket," Abe said in a street speech in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, referring to the remark by Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura.
TransAsia started flying to new Japanese destinations including Osaka, Hakodate, Okinawa, Sapporo, Asahikawa, and Kushiro from June 2012 to boast the most destinations to Hokkaido among local airlines.
He also remembered the case of Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, which had rejuvenated its operations by changing its focus.
This study also analyzed data as part of the results obtained from the wood-based panel outdoor exposure project conducted in eight areas of Japan: Asahikawa, Morioka, Noshiro, Tsukuba, Shizuoka, Okayama, Maniwa (northern region of Okayama Prefecture), and Miyakonojo (Sekino and Korai 2005).
For otolaryngologists, pediatricians, and immunologists, Harabuchi (otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, Asahikawa Medical U.