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(oʊˈtɑr u, ˈoʊ tɑˌru)

a city in W Hokkaido, in N Japan. 183,000.
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Sarah Downs and Yekemi otaru, co-founders of strategic marketing and business development specialist firm Doqaru Ltd, are shortlisted for the Start-up Entrepreneur of The Year Award.
Counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Rowland Otaru objected to the application, saying that there is no iota of sincerity in the application.
Summary: Beijing [China], May 8 (ANI): China and Japan will hold their 11th round of high-level talks on maritime affairs in Japan's Otaru city on May 10 and 11.
Casting for the show includes Muna Otaru as Mother, Rochelle James as Lover, Ewa Dina as Sister and Urban Wolf as Brother.
Augusta (Brit Marling) and her sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld) have managed to avoid the bloodshed, living in isolation on a farm with their slave Mad (Muna Otaru).
* Earlier versions of the paper were presented at the 9th Annual MIFN Conference, the SWET 2015 at Otaru University, the JEA annual meeting at Niigata University, and the 11th Annual APEA Conference at National Taiwan University.
The ship was able to respond to the disaster with a joint transportation mission that carried more than 160 JMSDF personnel and 40 vehicles from Otaru in the Hokkaido prefecture to Hakata in the Fukuoka prefecture in three days, a trip that normally would have taken five.
Living there are three young women: Augusta (Brit Marling), her younger sister, Louise (Hailee Steinfeld), and their family slave, Mad (Muna Otaru).
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!).
In this episode, the inquest into Vernon's death begins, with Father Michael, Helen (Muna Otaru) and the officers in question all being summoned to give evidence.