from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of northern Kyushu, Japan, on the channel connecting the Inland Sea with the Korea Strait. It is one of Japan's most important manufacturing centers. Population: 991,000.
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- n. A city in Fukuoka prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.
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- n. a Japanese city on northern Kyushu
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THE name Kitakyushu is somewhat legendary in green circles.
Incidentally the name 'Giravanz' is a combination of the Italian words for 'sunflower', the official flower of Kitakyushu, and 'advance' 'girasole' and 'avanzare'.
"Here in Japan, New Wave Kitakyushu changed to the unlikely name of Giravanz Kitakyushu shortly before being promoted to the J-League," writes Alastair Bourne.
Bridgestone said separately on Thursday that it will spend ¥4.7 billion to boost capacity for churning out large and ultralarge off-road radial tires for construction and mining equipment at the company's new Kitakyushu plant in western Japan.
The industrial city of Kitakyushu, in Japan, is a fine example.
Toshiba plans to halt production at its Kitakyushu plant for a month, in addition to a three-week suspension at another site in Kyushu and suspension of some production lines at its Yokkaichi plant in Mie prefecture.
The centerpiece of the exhibition is "Passage" (2004), a work that Mr. Ondák created while exhibiting in Kitakyushu, Japan.
Kitakyushu, where the bicycle races known as keiren were born in 1948, recently decided to drop the sport at one of two city venues after the operation posted its first deficit last year.
May 23, 2006, 7: 00 am canada allegra says: canada allegra sticking interruptive Kitakyushu antitoxins security
Item: The Lotte Giants baseball team from the Korean League held its spring training camp in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture.