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

  • A city of east-central Honshu, Japan, a suburb of Tokyo on Tokyo Bay. Population: 575,000.


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  • In the city of Funabashi in Chiba prefecture, just north of Tokyo, officials said Thursday that a small part of a park in the city recorded elevated levels of radiation, about five times the highest levels previously detected in the city since the nuclear accident.

    Radiation Scare in Tokyo Not Related to Fukushima

  • Kyodo News reported that a citizens' group detected levels as high as 5.82 microsieverts an hour in a park in the town of Funabashi, Chiba prefecture, 130 miles from Fukushima.

    Radiation in Tokyo not linked to Fukushima

  • Mr. Noda's biggest asset is his ¥10 million house in his hometown Funabashi in Chiba prefecture, located in the outskirts of Tokyo.

    How to Win a Free Fight to Japan...Maybe

  • As renowned Japanese columnist Yoichi Funabashi put it this week, "Instead of viewing Japan as a haven of immunity from danger and inconvenience, many around the world now perceive the country as fraught with peril and discomfort."

    Devin Stewart: How the Disaster May Help Japan's Brand

  • The project was started and organized by Yoichi Funabashi, a former editor-in-chief of Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan's main daily newspapers.

    New Panel to Probe Nuclear Disaster

  • Mr. Funabashi declined to name the contributors to the foundation, noting it is still in the process of lining up funding.

    New Panel to Probe Nuclear Disaster

  • A day before the strike at Funabashi Port just outside of Tokyo, we met Kasutoshi Ono (ph).

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2008

  • Funabashi is chief diplomatic correspondent for the Asahi Shimbun in Tokyo and an International Council member of the Asia Society.

    Stuck on the Sidelines

  • Notes Funabashi: "It all leaves China looking like it has moral superiority over Japan" -- a powerful edge at a time when both countries are engaged in a struggle for political and economic superiority within Asia.

    A Very Lonely Japan

  • Funabashi, Japan; one at Carnarvon, Wales; two in France, one at

    Walter and the Wireless


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