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

  • A city of southwest Hokkaido, Japan, on Tsugaru Strait. Its excellent harbor was first opened to foreign traders in 1854. Population: 291,000.


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  • Don't I remember him in Hakodate two years gone, when he had a row an 'shot four iv his men?

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  • Don’t I remember him in Hakodate two years gone, when he had a row an’ shot four iv his men?

    Chapter 6

  • Better go visit Hakodate before it gets wiped off the map!

    Vacationing Where the Aliens Invade

  • So it should come as now surprise that the Hakodate board of tourism commissioned three videos to drum up tourism to their fair city, and they did so using that staple of Japanese culture: mechs and giant monsters.

    Vacationing Where the Aliens Invade

  • "I hope the powerful recovery, mainly in production, will continue after the autumn, but there are several uneasy factors," which include the possibility of slower overseas demand, the yen's stubborn uptrend, potentially higher electricity costs and expectations for prolonged deflation, Mr. Miyao told business leaders in Hakodate, northern Japan.

    BOJ's Miyao Highlights Risks for Japan Recovery

  • Most went to camps on Kyushu with some going to Hakodate in northern Japan.


  • "European financial and capital markets remain unstable," Miyao said in a speech to business leaders in Hakodate, in the northernmost Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido.

    BOJ Miyao warns of Europe woes, risks to Japan recovery

  • Hakodate, pumping double watches to keep afloat just because a whale took a smash at us?


  • A week later he was put ashore at Hakodate, and after some telegraphing, his fare was paid on the railroad to Yokohama.

    The Lost Poacher

  • Kazuo Ohno was born Oct. 27, 1906, in Hakodate on the northern island of Hokkaido to a fisherman and his wife.

    Modern dance's Kazuo Ohno dies at 103


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