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 (shĭm′ə-nō-sĕk′ē, shē′mô-nô-)
A city of extreme southwest Honshu, Japan, on Korea Strait. The treaty ending the Sino-Japanese War was signed here on April 17, 1895.


(Placename) a port in SW Japan, on SW Honshu: scene of the peace treaty (1895) ending the Sino-Japanese War; a heavy industrial centre. Pop: 246 924 (2002 est)


(ˌʃɪm ə nəˈseɪ ki)

a seaport on SW Honshu, in SW Japan. 263,000.
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MHI) has completed facility expansion at the Aircraft Shop of the Yamatomachi Plant of its Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, in preparation for production increase of composite wing boxes for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Tsujimura was born on June 2, 1957 in Shimonoseki, Japan.
MHI presently undertakes shipbuilding operations in commercial vessels at two locations - Nagasaki and Shimonoseki - having gradually consolidated from its original five ship construction bases in response to changes in the commercial ship market commencing in the 1980s.
In order for household spending to stay firm, what's most important is that there is a heightening expectation that incomes will rise ahead," BoJ board member Koji Ishida said in a speech to business leaders in Shimonoseki, western Japan.
The three ships departed from the western port of Shimonoseki to join other ships to hunt up to 935 Antarctic minke whales and up to 50 fin whales through March, the news agency said.
The PLA navy patrolled on the day of historical significance, as the Treaty of Shimonoseki between the two countries was signed on April 17, 1895, following China's defeat in the first Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895).
With the race expected to be a fight between Hiraoka, 59, who lost his House of Representatives seat in the December election, and the LDP's Kiyoshi Ejima, former Shimonoseki mayor, the race will be closely watched as a prelude to the upper house poll scheduled for summer.
On Wednesday morning, a Bank of Japan Policy Board member, Ryuzo Miyao, said in his speech in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, the risk of a prolonged global economic slowdown has increased but market players shrugged off his speech, according to Ino.
5 million people living in areas centering on Kitakyushu and nearby Shimonoseki and hopes to achieve an average boarding rate of 65 percent, Yonehara said.
bar] Police officers investigate damaged Ferrari cars at the site of a traffic accident on the Chugoku Expressway in Shimonoseki, south-western Japan, on Sunday.
At a launching ceremony held at the Shimonoseki Shipyard of shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
SHIMONOSEKI, Japan - A 6-year-old girl was found unconscious in a ditch near her apartment in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Sunday morning, and was later confirmed dead at a hospital, police said.