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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?
We spent the night at Hakodate Onuma Prince Hotel (041-1355 Hokkaido, Kameda District), having a great multicourse dinner that included foie gras and scallop dishes and the famed Onuma beef.
40-meter crude oil tanker of 3,324 GT, owned by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport based at Hakodate Coast Guard Office in Tokyo, Japan.
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.
19, a freight train derailed near Onuma Station on the Hakodate Line operated by JR Hokkaido, which serves Japan's northernmost main island.
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.
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.