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 (kē-o͞o′sho͞o, kyo͞o′-)
The southernmost of the major islands of Japan, in the southwest on the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean.


(ˈkjuːʃuː) or


(Placename) an island of SW Japan: the southernmost of Japan's four main islands, with over 300 surrounding small islands; coalfield and chemical industries. Chief cities: Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, and Nagasaki. Pop: 14 786 000 (2002 est). Area: 35 659 sq km (13 768 sq miles)


(kiˈu ʃu, ˈkyu-)

an island in SW Japan. 15,750 sq. mi. (40,793 sq. km).
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Noun1.Kyushu - the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan; contains coal fields
Japan, Japanese Archipelago, Japanese Islands - a string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean
Kitakyushu - a Japanese city on northern Kyushu
Fukuoka - a city in southern Japan on Kyushu
Nagasaki - a city in southern Japan on Kyushu; a leading port and shipbuilding center; on August 9, 1945 Nagasaki became the second populated area to receive an atomic bomb
Minamata Bay - a bay on the west coast of Kyushu; in the 1950s industrial wastes caused mercury poisoning among the Japanese people who ate fish from Minamata Bay
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4MW Oita Hijimachi photovoltaic plant in Kyushu Island in southern Japan.
Luckily for us-representatives of the media and advertising industry-we were invited by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) last July to visit Kyushu to see and feel for ourselves the unique, pleasurable experiences that this place is proud to present to the rest of the world.
Nominum(TM), the DNS-based security and services innovation provider, has announced that QTNet, a subsidiary of Kyushu Electric Power company in Fukuoka, Japan, has selected the company's DNS solutions to significantly improve the security and performance of its broadband network, the company said.
1 magnitude according to theJapanMeteorological Agency, caused some injuries and trapped some people in the area around Kumamoto on the southernmost main island of Kyushu, public broadcaster NHK said.
The eye of the storm was around Iizuka city in northern Kyushu,
TEHRAN (FNA)- Airlines in Japan have announced on Sunday the cancellation of over 350 flights in the Okinawa prefecture and the Island of Kyushu as the Vongfong typhoon is sweeping across the country, media reports said.
with stops in Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima and Kumamoto prefectures on a three-night-and-four-day trip, Kyushu Railway, known as JR Kyushu, said.
The utility serving the Kyushu region in southwestern Japan mobilized 150 people, or about 80 percent of the total who attended the event in Saga.
Four days of torrential rainfall wrought devastation in the southwestern Japanese island of Kyushu, with rivers bursting their banks, and muddy water destroying or inundating houses.
Tokyo, July 15 (Xinhua-ANI): Torrential downpours continued to drench Japan's Kyushu Island Saturday.
Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM)(LSE: TYT) (TYO: 7203), a Japan-based automaker, is planning to secure more parts in the Chugoku region and Kyushu, Japan Times has reported, citing company officials.