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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.


(Placename) a city in SW Japan, on W Honshu on the Inland Sea. Pop: 621 809 (2002 est)


(ˈɔ kɑˈyɑ mɑ)

a city on SW Honshu, in SW Japan. 594,000.
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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.
Several Japanese university teams will test the mettle of the Philippine team which is now on a two-week training camp in Okayama.
Project Location : Mimasaka City in Okayama Prefecture
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.
The Nuneaton-born England defender led by example on her Chelsea debut in Okayama as the London club held off a late fight-back from Australian champions Sydney FC to book their place in the showpiece in Tokyo on Sunday with a 3-2 win.
The Okayama prefectural election board, in protesting the March 26 decision by the Hiroshima High Court's Okayama branch which said the outcome is not only unconstitutional but also invalid, urged the top court to make a final judgment about the vote disparity.
A district court on Thursday sentenced a 30-year-old man from Osaka city to death for killing a 27-year-old woman in Okayama city in September 2011, in what appears to be the first death sentence given for the murder of a single victim by a defendant with no prior criminal record.
One of the major peach-growing regions in Japan is Okayama, where 56.
These trials, commencing in August in Japan's Okayama Prefecture, will be in collaboration with the Okayama Prefectural Police, the Okayama Pref.
said Monday it will build two large-scale solar cell-based power plants in Okayama and Kumamoto prefectures for a total project cost of about 1 billion yen.
Two boys, aged 3 and 4, died after falling into an irrigation canal swollen by recent rains in Okayama, western Japan, police said early Monday.