American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southern Kyushu, Japan, on Kagoshima Bay, an inlet of the East China Sea. Satsuma porcelain ware is produced in the city, which is also a major port. Population: 604,000.
“Last month, the Kagoshima prefectural government filed a complaint with Chinese authorities against a Chinese firm that had registered the name Kagoshima as its trademark.”
“Applied chemistry degree from Kagoshima University ( '55).”
“Inside, he found a note from Saki Arikawa, four origami flowers, and a photo of Arikawa's sixth grade glass in Kagoshima.”
“But the popular local attraction, which charges $20 and up for a ticket and brings in thousands of visitors annually, saw attendance drop 8% through August of this year compared with the same period last year, according to General Manager Shozo Kagoshima.”
“The impact from the 2008 financial crisis did not affect us until 2009, but we are still trying to recover, mainly due to the high unemployment and stagnant economy," said Mr. Kagoshima, who wouldn't give total attendance figures.”
“Two other prefectures — Kagoshima and Aichi — reported bird-flu outbreaks in January, with nearly 160,000 birds being culled in total.”
“An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima Photograph: Kyodo/REUTERS”
“The peak, which straddles the border between Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, is better known as the site of an underground rocket launch site controlled by Blofeld, James Bonds' nemesis in the film You Only Live Twice.”
“Traditionally, the only way to access the island is via a ferry leaving from Kagoshima a couple times a week.”
“A rocket carrying the Venus climate orbiter called "Akatsuki" blasted off from a Japanese space center in Kagoshima, southern Japan, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.”
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