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(oʊˈtɑr u, ˈoʊ tɑˌru)

a city in W Hokkaido, in N Japan. 183,000.
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THE Otaru of Auchi Kingdom, in Edo State, Alhaji Aliru Momoh, Ikelebe III, has called on parents to impart the knowledge of the Qur'an to their children from tender age so that when they are grown, they would not depart from Allah's commandments.
They were taken to Otaru, a city northwest of Sapporo on Japan's Hokkaido Island.
I was on the same table as the beautiful Muna Otaru, who played Helen Oyenusi in Broken (she's going to be huge - mark my words
Drama, starring Sean Bean, Muna Otaru and Danny Sapani.
We acknowledge Annalisa Rosselli, Yukihiro Ikeda, Michael Ambrosi and the other participants at the 4th ESHET-JSHET Conference on 'War in the history of economic thought: the economists and the question of war', convened at the Otaru University of Commerce, Otaru, Japan, on 11-13 September 2015, where an earlier draft of this paper was first presented.
71) Yongki Kim, "Saharin chosenjin no sengoshi: Son Jonnmo shi no shogen o chushin ni," Otaru shoka daigaku jinbun kenkyu, no.
Otaru University of Commerce, Far East and South Asia Meeting of the Econometric Society, Bank of Canada, Bank of England, and Bank of Italy, and the staff of the Bank of Japan, for their useful comments.
Otaru Fine Food Sdn Bhd, wholly owned subsidiary of Bison Consolidated Bhd is to acquire a piece of land in Rawang, Selangor, in a deal worth RM6.
27) Ethnocentrism, ethnic self-identification, or even legal status were not factors in the visual identification of excluded customers at, for example, Yunohana public hot spring baths in Otaru City, Japan.
japonicus to be only from the type locality of Otaru (="Otaka"), Hokkaido, that also is included among the type localities of A.
Some of the prominent traditional institutions and rulers in Etsako land are Okumagbe of Weppa-Wanno (Agenebode), Ogieneni of Uzairue (Jettu), Aidonogie of South-Ibie, Otaru of Auchi, Oba of Agbede and Oliola of Anegbette, among others.
East Asia & Russian Far East" Voyage 9410: July 2 - 19, Otaru to Seward Spanning from the Sea of Okhotsk to the Bering Sea, this unique 18-day expedition will explore such remote destinations as Sakhalin Island, Tyuleniy Island, the Kuril Islands, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Alaska Peninsula, and the Aleutian Islands.