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 (shĭm′ə-nō-sĕk′ē, shē′mô-nô-)
A city of extreme southwest Honshu, Japan, on Korea Strait. The treaty ending the Sino-Japanese War was signed here on April 17, 1895.
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(Placename) a port in SW Japan, on SW Honshu: scene of the peace treaty (1895) ending the Sino-Japanese War; a heavy industrial centre. Pop: 246 924 (2002 est)
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(ˌʃɪm ə nəˈseɪ ki)

a seaport on SW Honshu, in SW Japan. 263,000.
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ENPNewswire-August 5, 2019--Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening and Launch Ceremony for Hankyu Ferry, the First of its Series, in Shimonoseki
On Monday morning, the Nisshin Maru, a whale factory ship belonging to Kyodo Senpaku Co., and two other whalers left the port of Shimonoseki in the western Japan prefecture of Yamaguchi to hunt minke, sei and Bryde's whales offshore.
Whaling vessels were also leaving Monday morning from other ports including in Shimonoseki in western Japan.
Shunpanro in Shimonoseki serves a 10-course fugu (blowfish) menu that's to die for.
Three of the vessels, including the fleet's main ship, the Nisshin Maru, arrived in the morning at Shimonoseki port in western Japan, a port official said.
As of 7 am (2200 GMT Sunday), the eye of the storm was 70 kilometres west of Shimonoseki City, travelling north-east at 20 kilometres per hour (kph), with maximum sustained winds of 64.8 kph and gusts of 108 kph, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
He covers the importance of a calm and objective standpoint; the tripartite relationship between the Ryukyus, China, and Japan; the 36 islands of Ryukyu; East Asian upheavals and the Ryukyu Kingdom; from Tokugawa Shogunate to Meiji Restoration; Nishimura Sutezo in 1885; victory in the First Sino-Japanese War and clandestine occupation; framework for the Treaty of Shimonoseki drafted in January 1895; and assessing the Japanese government's basic viewpoints.
MHI presently undertakes shipbuilding operations in commercial vessels at two locations - Nagasaki and Shimonoseki - having gradually consolidated from its original five ship construction bases in response to changes in the commercial ship market commencing in the 1980s.
The three ships departed from the western port of Shimonoseki to join other ships to hunt up to 935 Antarctic minke whales and up to 50 fin whales through March, the news agency said.
The PLA navy patrolled on the day of historical significance, as the Treaty of Shimonoseki between the two countries was signed on April 17, 1895, following China's defeat in the first Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895).