from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northwest Honshu, Japan, on the Sea of Japan. It is a major port. Population: 332,000.

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  • proper n. a city in Japan.
  • proper n. a prefecture in Japan.
  • proper n. a Japanese surname


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