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A city of northwest Kyushu, Japan, on the East China Sea north-northwest of Nagasaki. A naval base was established here in 1886.


(Placename) a port in SW Japan, on NW Kyushu on Omura Bay: naval base. Pop: 242 474 (2002 est)


(ˈsɑ səˌboʊ)

a seaport on NW Kyushu, in SW Japan. 251,188.
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Large Afloat: USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6), Naval Base Sasebo -- Sasebo, Japan
The two girls attended the same high school in Sasebo, a city in southwestern Japan, police said.
The 15-year-old was arrested in Sasebo city in Japan's southern Nagasaki prefecture," Japanese police said, BBC reported.
This area lacks flatlands, but there are occasional wide river valleys; the Ainoura plain in western Sasebo, in which Monzen ruins are located, is one of these.
sailor from the Sasebo Naval Base in Japan was found dead Sunday morning in a train station in the city.
Sasebo Mayor Norio Tomonaga told reporters after meeting with Parliamentary Vice Foreign Minister Ikuo Yamahana that he protested at the central government's failure to notify the city on the storage of the nuclear waste at the Navy base.
21-22, 2008, ordered six crude oil tankers valued at a total of $400m from the South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries and Japan's Sasebo Heavy Industries.
Navy said Friday it will start to deploy the Dock Landing Ship Germantown at Sasebo base, Nagasaki Prefecture, replacing the Harpers Ferry.
The researchers from the Umikirara Aquarium on Kujuku Island in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, and from Tokiwa University in Ibaraki Prefecture, have been testing dolphins' visual capacity by following their eye movements when they encounter images of dolphins and killer whales, among others, on a large TV screen through the glass barrier of an aquarium enclosure.
SASEBO, Japan - Struggling theme park Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, reopened Wednesday at the start of Japan's Golden Week holidays.
A visit [to Sasebo Naval Base, Japan] Monday by a Chinese defense ministry delegation put the communist country's top military officials unusually close to the United States Navy and its advanced Aegis weapons system technology.