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 (ō-sä′kə, ô′sä-kä′)
A city of southern Honshu, Japan, on Osaka Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Osaka was the leading commercial center of Japan during the feudal period and today is highly industrialized.
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(Placename) a port in S Japan, on S Honshu on Osaka Bay (an inlet of the Pacific): the third largest city in Japan (the chief commercial city during feudal times); university (1931); an industrial and commercial centre. Pop: 2 484 326 (2002 est)
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(oʊˈsɑ kə, ˌoʊ sɑˈkɑ)

a city on S Honshu, in S Japan. 2,546,000.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Osaka - port city on southern Honshu on Osaka BayOsaka - port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay; a commercial and industrial center of Japan
Minato Ohashi Bridge - cantilever bridge at Osaka, Japan
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
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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(49.) Yanagawa Y, Oode Y, Kunimoto M, Kubota N, Ohsaka H, Obinata M, et al.
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(28.) Matsuda Y, Ohsaka K, Yamamoto H, Natsume K, Hirabayashi S, Kounoike M, et al.
Takeo Ohsaka, Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology