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A city of central Honshu, Japan, west of Tokyo. It was the seat of several powerful lords during the feudal era.
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(Placename) a city in central Japan, on S Honshu: textiles. Pop: 190 098 (2002 est)
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(ˈkoʊ fu)

a city on S Honshu, in central Japan. 201,000.
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Japanese club Ventforet Kofu were on their fourth visit to Aspire and their U-13 coach, Yosuke Nishikawa, praised the cordial relationship between the Japanese side and Aspire.
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In addition to the new Asia Pacific Technology Center in Nagoya, LORD Asia Pacific also has technical centers in Shanghai, China and Nashik, India, as well as manufacturing sites in Kofu, Japan; Shanghai, China; Nashik, India and a joint venture manufacturing facility in Pyungtaek, Ky-ounggi-Do, South Korea.
A solar power plant with a maximum output capacity of 10 megawatts, enough to supply around 3,400 homes, started operating Friday in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture.
SENDAI v VENT KOFU 6am tomorrow VEGALTA SENDAI are defying the formbook as they protect the only remaining unbeaten record in the J-League, writes Steve Davies.
''Politics should serve people who are socially vulnerable, and a strong economy and strong social welfare should return us to a politics that is kind to those people,'' Koshiishi said in a speech in front of his election office in Kofu when official campaigning began on June 24.
A business body in Chongju, South Korea, has canceled a ceremony in October to mark the 10th anniversary of relations with its counterpart in Kofu due to soured relations between Tokyo and Seoul over a bilateral textbook dispute, Kofu business officials said Wednesday.
The hikes range from 9.1 percent for Utsunomiya in Tochigi Prefecture to 32.5 percent for Kofu in Yamanashi Prefecture, and amount to 20 percent or more in 28 of the 52 cities.
KOFU, Japan - A hospital in central Japan's Yamanashi Prefecture said Thursday it had administered higher-than-recommended doses of a radioactive substance to 84 children undergoing examinations since 1999, but that no health hazard from radiation exposure had so far been reported.
''The party's headquarters is currently discussing the issue, and I will make a decision after hearing the conclusion of the discussion,'' Koizumi told reporters in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture.
KOFU, Japan - Environmental scientists said Saturday the amount of pollen dispersed in Japan is inversely proportional to that of yellow sand blown from China and Mongolia.