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A city of southern Honshu, Japan, south-southwest of Osaka on the Inland Sea. It is a railroad hub and a manufacturing center.
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(Placename) an industrial city in S Japan, on S Honshu. Pop: 391 008 (2002 est)
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(ˌwɑ kəˈyɑ mə)

a seaport on S Honshu, in S Japan. 402,000.
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local time, Typhoon Guchol was located around 100 km southwest of Shionomisaki in Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan, moving northeast at a speed of 65 km per hour with maximum sustained winds of 126 km per hour near the center and gustiness up to 180 km per hour.
TOKYO, November 09, 2011(TUR) - Wakayama state of Japan has sent financial assistance to Turkey's eastern Van province which was hit by a massive earthquake in October.
Typhoon Roke, moving slowly northward off Amami Island in the Pacific in southwestern Japan, is expected to bring torrential rain Monday evening in Nara and Wakayama prefectures in the peninsula, where landslides triggered by a powerful typhoon earlier this month created mud dams that could collapse and flood areas downstream.
In neighboring Wakayama Prefecture, one person was found dead in a house which was buried under a mudslide early on Sunday morning.
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Wakayama Prefecture, about 450 km southwest of Tokyo.