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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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