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A city of southwest Hokkaido, Japan, on Tsugaru Strait. Its harbor was opened to foreign traders in 1854.


(Placename) a port in N Japan, on S Hokkaido: fishing industry and shipbuilding. Pop: 284 690 (2002 est)


(ˈhɑ kəˈdɑ ti)

a seaport on S Hokkaido, in N Japan. 320,152.
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Didn't I sail in as a youngster, second mate on the brig Berncastle, into Hakodate, pumping double watches to keep afloat just because a whale took a smash at us?
Don't I remember him in Hakodate two years gone, when he had a row an' shot four iv his men?
The four district courts in Tokyo, Osaka, and Sapporo and Hakodate in Hokkaido have received bogus rulings with the name of the same plaintiff used in the Kyoto District Court ruling document allegedly fabricated and sent by the clerk, Teruhiko Hirota, to the Kumagai branch of the Saitama District Court in September, the sources said.
Hakodate airport officials said they received emergency signals from the U.
ORIX Real Estate Corporation announced today that it has acquired Hotel Banso, in Yunokawa-onsen, Hakodate City, Hokkaido.
Currently, Air China operates 20 routes from Beijing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai and Tianjin to 9 Japanese cities including Okinawa, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka, Tokyo, Hakodate, Nagoya, Sendai and Sapporo.
HAC network including flights to/from remote islands such as Sapporo (Okadama) = Rishiri route and Hakodate = Okushiri route, has been recognized the important transportation across Hokkaido by local residents.
Toshiki Kudo, mayor of Hakodate in Japan's north, will appear at Tokyo District Court on Thursday afternoon to demand an indefinite freeze on construction of the nearby Oma nuclear plant.
After a freight train derailed last Thursday at Onuma Station on the Hakodate line, JR Hokkaido said on Saturday it had found that failure to repair track whose width exceeded the limits quickly enough as required by in-house rules could have been a factor in the derailment and that similar problems were found at eight other locations.
TOKYO - The parents of a dead boy who had Down syndrome have filed a damages suit against an obstetrician in Hakodate, Hokkaido, who mistakenly informed them that an amniotic fluid test result was "normal," people involved in the case said Sunday.
Hakodate Mayor Toshiki Kudo said, "We will request an indefinite freeze on the plan.
Five months of snowfall and freezing temperatures come as standard during an average winter at Hakodate Airport (HA) in Japan, but now a sustainable fight against the ice is under way.