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A city of western Kyushu, Japan, east of Nagasaki. It was an important castle town during the feudal period.
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(Placename) a city in SW Japan, on W central Kyushu: Kumamoto Medical University (1949). Pop: 653 835 (2002 est)
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(ˌku məˈmoʊ toʊ)

a city on W central Kyushu, in SW Japan. 579,000.
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