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A city of southwest Hokkaido, Japan, near the head of Ishikari Bay. A processing and commercial center, it was the site of the 1972 Winter Olympics.


(Placename) a city in N Japan, on W Hokkaido: commercial centre; university (1918). Pop: 1 822 992 (2002 est)


(səˈpɔr oʊ, -ˈpoʊr oʊ)

a city on W Hokkaido, in N Japan. 1,748,000.
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Noun1.Sapporo - a commercial city in northern Japan on western Hokkaido
Ezo, Hokkaido, Yezo - the second largest of the four main islands of Japan; to the north of Honshu
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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Tamaki, Naomi's mother, and Leonard Francois fell in love as students in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
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This convenient location places guests within easy reach of some of the island's most desirable business and tourism destinations, including Sapporo, Hokkaido's largest city and administrative center; and Niseko, the major ski resort and outdoor adventure hub.
Filmed in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, the romantic comedy topbills Alessandra de Rossi and Empoy Marquez as an unlikely couple; she is blind, while he is a persistent suitor.
This 38-storey tower is a skyscraper and office complex located in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Amongst its many spectacular amenities and features, the male urinals are lined adjacent to the large windows that offer bird's eye view of the Sapporo city.
SAPPORO, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, April 18, 2017 -- Scientists are getting closer to understanding how naked mole rats, the world's longest living rodent species, avoid cancer, which could lead to safer stem cell therapies for human diseases.
The jet will head to New Chitose Airport serving Sapporo, Hokkaido, on Sunday.
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Rally Japan, which quickly become a popular fixture on the calendar having attracted over 500,000 fans in its 2008 running, has moved to a new base in Sapporo, Hokkaido's main city.