American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of extreme southwest Honshu, Japan, on Korea Strait. The treaty ending the Sino-Japanese War was signed here on April 17, 1895. Population: 289,000.
“The Kanmon Straits (関門海峡 Kanmon Kaikyō) or the Straits of Shimonoseki is the stretch of water separating two of Japan's four main islands.”
“The Korean LCD television industry depends on Japanese manufacturing equipment, all of which comes through Shimonoseki, which is also the primary port of entry for cut chrysanthemums exported from Korea to Japan.”
“The author was most likely referring to the place now more commonly spelled "Shimonoseki".”
“Three ships, led by the 720-tonne Yushin Maru and accompanied by a fisheries agency guard vessel, left Shimonoseki port in south-western Japan amid accusations that the fleet was taking cash intended for fishing communities hit by the March earthquake and tsunami.”
“Kyodo/Reuters EXPENSIVE ACCIDENT: Police officers investigated wrecked luxury cars at the site of a freeway pileup in Shimonoseki, Japan, Sunday.”
“Imperial China ceded Taiwan in perpetuity to Japan in 1895 via the Treaty of Shimonoseki Article 2 b.”
“After all, Chinese betrayed Taiwanese when they signed the Treaty of Shimonoseki.”
“Consequently, the Superforts went after one of the known industrial plants, the Imperial Iron and Steel Works at Yawata, identifiable near Shimonoseki Strait separating Kyushu from Honshu.”
“Shimonoseki Strait between Kyushu and Honshu was the only outlet from the Inland Sea to the Sea of Japan.”
“In July the miners achieved a near total blockade of Shimonoseki, Honshu, and Kyushu, plus some Korean ports.”
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