from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of eastern Honshu, Japan, on the Pacific Ocean north-northeast of Tokyo. It is a port and an industrial center.


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  • The tests were conducted between March 24 and 30 on the thyroid glands of children in Iitate, Kawamata and Iwaki—three municipalities located outside of the government's 20 kilometer evacuation zone established the day after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami struck the plant.

    Japan Says Children Exposed to Radiation

  • In one example of how Japanese auto makers are responding to the disaster, Nissan is considering exporting more V6 engines from its Decherd, Tenn., plant to Japan because Nissan's Iwaki engine plant is still closed and is among the more damaged properties in the company's portfolio, said Nissan Motor spokesman David Reuter .

    Japan Parts Shortage Hits Auto Makers

  • Pictured here, CEO Carlos Ghosn seen last month at the company's Iwaki factory in Japan.

    Nissan Drives to Close Gap

  • In Iwaki, almost all the convenience stores have been shut down while the few open supermarkets are devoid of fresh food and daily necessities, according to a local public-relations officer.

    Supplies Run Low as Panicked Residents Hoard Goods

  • Nissan Motor climbed 3.8% on news the auto maker will restart some manufacturing at its Iwaki engine plant in Fukushima in mid-April.

    Tokyo Shares Rally, Rising 2.6%

  • Nissan was still having trouble getting a full picture of the damage at Iwaki, but by 6 p.m. local time company headquarters got word the fires at Tochigi were extinguished.

    Nissan Rallies After Terrifying Shake

  • All but the Iwaki engine factory have come back online since then and Nissan expects limited production to begin at Iwaki from mid-April.

    Nissan Rallies After Terrifying Shake

  • DJ Tadaaki Iwaki and pop-and-lock street dance performer Kenichi Ebina organized a performance and contributed $3,398; a stoop sale and bake sale held by Japanese moms in Brooklyn raised $3,800; a swing dance group organized by Japanese women held a "Swing for Japan" fund-raiser and contributed $5,700 to the fund.

    Reaching Out to the Arts to Help Earthquake Victims in Japan

  • For Nissan, it resulted in damage to six facilities, including an assembly plant in Tochigi prefecture north of Tokyo and an engine plant in Iwaki in hard-hit northeastern Fukushima prefecture.

    Nissan Rallies After Terrifying Shake

  • Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano reported that supplies are being depleted not only in the evacuation zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power complex but also in neighboring areas including Iwaki, a city on the northeastern coast.

    Supplies Run Low as Panicked Residents Hoard Goods


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