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A city of southwest Hokkaido, Japan, near the head of Ishikari Bay. A processing and commercial center, it was the site of the 1972 Winter Olympics.


(Placename) a city in N Japan, on W Hokkaido: commercial centre; university (1918). Pop: 1 822 992 (2002 est)


(səˈpɔr oʊ, -ˈpoʊr oʊ)

a city on W Hokkaido, in N Japan. 1,748,000.
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Noun1.Sapporo - a commercial city in northern Japan on western Hokkaido
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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based Hawaiian Airlines (NASDAQ: HA) said it has launched its inaugural flight from Honolulu to Sapporo, Japan, and restored nonstop service between the two cities that had been discontinued by other carriers nine years earlier.
Today's announcement is outstanding news for our visitor industry and we are proud to see Hawaii's hometown airline expand service to Sapporo," said Mike McCartney, HTA president and CEO.
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