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The largest island of Japan, in the central part of the country between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean.


(Placename) the largest of the four main islands of Japan, between the Pacific and the Sea of Japan; regarded as the Japanese mainland; includes a number of offshore islands and contains most of the main cities. Pop: 102 324 961 (2000). Area: 230 448 sq km (88 976 sq miles). Also called: Hondo


(ˈhɒn ʃu)

an island in central Japan: chief island of the country. 88,851 sq. mi. (230,124 sq. km).
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Noun1.Honshu - the central and largest of the four main islands of JapanHonshu - 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
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
Japanese capital, Tokio, Tokyo, Yeddo, Yedo, capital of Japan, Edo - the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan
Nagano - a city in central Honshu to the northwest of Tokyo; site of a Buddhist shrine
Nagoya - an industrial city in southern Honshu
Omiya - a city of east central Honshu; a suburb of Tokyo
Osaka - port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay; a commercial and industrial center of Japan
Yokohama - port city on southeastern Honshu in central Japan
Kobe - a port city in Japan on Osaka Bay in southern Honshu; was damaged by an earthquake in 1995
Kyoto - a city in central Japan on southern Honshu; a famous cultural center that was once the capital of Japan
Hiroshima - a port city on the southwestern coast of Honshu in Japan; on August 6, 1945 Hiroshima was almost completely destroyed by the first atomic bomb dropped on a populated area
Toyohashi - a Japanese city in southern Honshu on the Pacific shore
Toyonaki - a Japanese city in southern Honshu; main residential suburb of Osaka
Toyota - an industrial city of Japan in southern Honshu
Asama, Mount Asama - a volcano in central Honshu near Nagano; one of the largest volcanoes in Japan (8,340 feet)
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The quake struck 255 east of Ishinomaki, Honshu, at a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said.
Typhoon Chaba is forecast to make landfall in Japan's main island of Honshu from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning before moving out into the Pacific, the agency said.
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Since the Group opened its first pachinko hall in 1950, the Group has strategically focused its operations in Northeast Honshu, the most populated island of Japan.
The typhoon is expected to reach the island of Kyushu on Monday and then proceed to the southwestern regions of Honshu, the country's largest and most populous island.
Typhoon Halong slammed into western Japan on Sunday, making landfall on the main Honshu island as the weather agency issued its highest alert.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- On March 10, the Core Observatory passed over an extra-tropical cyclone On March 10, the Core Observatory passed over an extra-tropical cyclone about 1055 miles (1700 kilometers) due east of Japan's Honshu Island.
1-magnitude earthquake struck off the south coast of Japan's main Honshu island on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
Eleven small cracks on the Seto Ohashi Bridge linking Japan's Honshu and Shikoku islands remain unrepaired since being found by Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Co.
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