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A city of western Honshu, Japan, on an inlet of the Inland Sea west of Kobe. It is an industrial center.
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(Placename) a city in SW Japan, on W Honshu on the Inland Sea. Pop: 621 809 (2002 est)
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(ˈɔ kɑˈyɑ mɑ)

a city on SW Honshu, in SW Japan. 594,000.
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Okayama Prefecture, home to the head office of the Chugoku Bank, is situated approximately 700 kilometers west of Tokyo.
Despite going 0-3 in the group stage, the Philippines' performance against 3BB Nakornnont, which was Alyssa Valdez' former team in Thailand, was a vast improvement from its previous game against Japan's Okayama Seagulls where the Filipinos badly lost 9-25, 12-25, 4-25.
Developing chemistry would be the first order of business as soon as the national women's volleyball team settles down at the Okayama City Hotel in Okayama, Japan.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the rain-hit Okayama Prefecture on Wednesday, surveying the damage from above in a helicopter, calling it the "scars of the terrible damage of heavy rain."
Search and rescue operations with more than 70,000 rescuers continue in the flood-affected areas, including the Hiroshima, Okayama, and Ehime prefectures, the Kyodo News Agency reported on Thursday.
Okayama: A protest in the city of Okayama is the latest in a long line of fare-free travel in response to privatisation and price hikes
Taiwan's fascination with all things Japanese continues unabated, but it is not Okinawa, Tokyo, or Osaka which Taiwanese people are most keen to visit, but rather the city of Okayama in the west of the country.
(1) Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
Okayama University, Okayama-shi, Japan, has patented a dental composition that is comprised of phosphorylated saccharide selected from the group consisting of phosphorylated pullulan and a phosphorylated mannan, a polyphosphoric acid and/or a salt thereof and a cationic bactericidal agent.
Tokyo, Dec 10, 2014 - (JCN) - ITOCHU Corporation has announced that it plans to construct a mega solar power plant, a large-scale photovoltaic power plant, on land in Okayama city, Okayama prefecture.