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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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They were used by the predecessor of JR West as the Hamakaze bullet train on a track linking Osaka and Tottori, Tottori Prefecture, in western Japan, and then as the Yakumo train on a track linking Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, also in western Japan, and Izumo, Shimane Prefecture.
resolution endorses such a force,'' Fukushima told a news conference in Okayama, Okayama Prefecture.
The municipal government of Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, which borders Hyogo, told public primary and junior high schools Thursday not to serve Snow Brand products in school meals.
With this discovery, cultivation of liver cells will become possible, opening the doors for gene therapy treatment of patients with congenital enzyme-deficient liver diseases,'' said associate professor Masahiro Miyazaki, research project head at the Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry in Okayama, Okayama Prefecture.