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 (ō-sä′kə, ô′sä-kä′)
A city of southern Honshu, Japan, on Osaka Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Osaka was the leading commercial center of Japan during the feudal period and today is highly industrialized.


(Placename) a port in S Japan, on S Honshu on Osaka Bay (an inlet of the Pacific): the third largest city in Japan (the chief commercial city during feudal times); university (1931); an industrial and commercial centre. Pop: 2 484 326 (2002 est)


(oʊˈsɑ kə, ˌoʊ sɑˈkɑ)

a city on S Honshu, in S Japan. 2,546,000.
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Noun1.Osaka - port city on southern Honshu on Osaka BayOsaka - port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay; a commercial and industrial center of Japan
Minato Ohashi Bridge - cantilever bridge at Osaka, Japan
Hondo, Honshu - the central and largest of the four main islands of Japan; between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean; regarded as the Japanese mainland
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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Now Tokyo sent the cruiser Naniwa to protect Japanese interests in the islands; it seemed possible the Mikado, as the Japanese emperor was then known, would annex Hawaii.
One gravestone commemorates a member of the Japanese Imperial Navy who died in 1886 after falling aboard a naval vessel, the Naniwa, which had recently been launched from the Low Walker Yard on the Tyne.
A good example is Natsu-Matsuri Naniwa Kagami, which has this extraordinary scene where a man kills his father-in-law.
When the misdirected catalogue was received, the officers raided Flower in Naniwa Ward and confiscated 2, 80,000 non-censored discs and 7,000 erectile dysfunction pills from Juji Hidaka, manager of the operation.
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645-54) issued his Chinese-style ritsury [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] reforms from his renowned Palace of Long-lasting Dignity on the Flourishing Cliff (Nagara toyosakinomiya [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) in Naniwa, Settsu province [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (present day Osaka).
In April, Oga's co-defendant Hideo Namba, 62, former president of Osaka-based consultancy Naniwa Consultant, was given a 16-month prison term plus a 100 million yen fine.
Estas son las caracteristicas fundamentales de su filmografia, que ampliare en las siguientes lineas, y que son visibles en todas las peliculas analizadas: Elegia de Naniwa (1936), Historia del ultimo crisantemo (1939), La espada Bijomaru (1945), Utamaro y sus cinco mujeres (1946), El amor de la actriz Sumako (1947), La senorita Oyu (1951), La vida de Oharu, mujer galante (1952), Cuentos de la luna palida de agosto o Cuentos de la luna vaga despues de la lluvia (1953), Los musicos de Gion (1953), El intendente Sansho (1954), La mujer crucificada (1954), Los amantes crucificados (1954), La emperatriz Yang Kwei-Fei (1955) y La calle de la verguenza (1956).
Today this diary is an invaluable record of the kilns, their wares, and workers at Takahara, Naniwa, Seto, Shigaraki, Zeze, Kyoto, and others during this time, as well as about how a potter such as Kyuemon went about doing research in his field of production.
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Kansai Electric will sell all shares in the Delaware-based Naniwa Energy LLC, which was jointly set up with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co.
The police had tried to stop the vehicle -- a white passenger car with a Naniwa registration plate -- and question the occupants on suspicion they had broken into other vehicles and stolen things.