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 (kē-o͞o′sho͞o, kyo͞o′-)
The southernmost of the major islands of Japan, in the southwest on the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
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(ˈkjuːʃuː) or


(Placename) an island of SW Japan: the southernmost of Japan's four main islands, with over 300 surrounding small islands; coalfield and chemical industries. Chief cities: Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, and Nagasaki. Pop: 14 786 000 (2002 est). Area: 35 659 sq km (13 768 sq miles)
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(kiˈu ʃu, ˈkyu-)

an island in SW Japan. 15,750 sq. mi. (40,793 sq. km).
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Noun1.Kyushu - the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan; contains coal fields
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
Kitakyushu - a Japanese city on northern Kyushu
Fukuoka - a city in southern Japan on Kyushu
Nagasaki - a city in southern Japan on Kyushu; a leading port and shipbuilding center; on August 9, 1945 Nagasaki became the second populated area to receive an atomic bomb
Minamata Bay - a bay on the west coast of Kyushu; in the 1950s industrial wastes caused mercury poisoning among the Japanese people who ate fish from Minamata Bay
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