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 (kō′bē′, -bā′)
A city of southern Honshu, Japan, on Osaka Bay southwest of Kyoto. A port and manufacturing center, it was almost entirely rebuilt after World War II. The city was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1995.
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(Placename) a port in S Japan, on S Honshu on Osaka Bay: formed in 1889 by the amalgamation of Hyogo and Kobe; a major industrial complex, producing ships, steel, and rubber goods. Pop: 1 478 380 (2002 est)
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(ˈkoʊ bi, -beɪ)

a seaport on S Honshu, in S Japan. 1,413,000.
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Noun1.Kobe - a port city in Japan on Osaka Bay in southern Honshu; was damaged by an earthquake in 1995
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
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Mother's Day this year (Sunday, May 13) will be far more memorable to Jackie Forster for a very special reason A- she and sons Kobe and Andre have finally reconciled, bridging a gap of more than 12 years with hugs and tears.
In the UAE, prices of Kobe beef varies between Dh1,000 to Dh2,000 but it averages around Dh1,700.
ALMOST two years have passed since Kobe Bryant retired from professional basketball.
A scandal over the quality of Kobe Steel's aluminum and copper products is expected to benefit Korean car and steelmakers, market observers and industry insiders say.
And with that, Kobe Bryant signed off on one of the greatest NBA careers of all time.
In 2010,1 was introduced to my new best friend, Kobe (sorry George).