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A city of south-central Honshu, Japan, east of Osaka. An ancient cultural and religious center, it was founded in 706 and was the first fixed capital of Japan (710-784).
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(Placename) a city in central Japan, on S Honshu: the first permanent capital of Japan (710–784). Pop: 364 411 (2002 est)
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a city on S Honshu, in central Japan: chief Buddhist center of ancient Japan; first capital of Japan A.D. 710–84. 349,000.
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