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

  • A city of central Honshu, Japan, west of Tokyo. The seat of several powerful lords during the feudal era, it is now an industrial center. Population: 200,000.

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  • proper n. capital city of Yamanashi prefecture, Japan.


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  • Steinkamp, along with fellow DMACC student Alisha Lyons and DMACC Health and Public Services Dean Sally Schroder, will be travelling to Kofu which is in central Japan and near Mount Fuji.

    Times Republican

  • Two of the five plants—the Takasaki plant in Gunma prefecture and the Kofu plant in Yamanashi prefecture—resumed operations last week and are currently running at full capacity.

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  • The two other plants where operations are suspended are the Takasaki plant in Gunma Prefecture and the Kofu plant in Yamanashi Prefecture, which together account for about 15% of the company's early-stage chip production capacity.

    Chip Maker Runs at Half Speed

  • "Amid the integration of international financial markets, Japanese stock prices could follow any falls overseas, and the yen—which is considered to be relatively safe—could also rise further against the U.S. dollar or emerging and commodity-exporting nations' currencies," Mr. Shirai told business leaders in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture.

    BOJ's Shirai Concerned Over Euro Crisis Impact on Japan

  • Kokin was born in 1909, then served as an apprentice geisha in Kofu after graduating from elementary school.

    Japan’s Oldest Geisha Marks Her 99th Birthday | Impact Lab

  • One of the largest festivals in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture is the Lord Shingen Festival, which started on the 8th.

    Matsuri Report » Japundit Blog

  • "We could see the yen, regarded as a relatively safe currency, rise even further" should investors' risk aversion intensify over a deepening European crisis, the official, Sayuri Shirai, said in a speech today in Kofu, central Japan. -- Top News

  • Arlaud was also able to share numerous artifacts and anecdotes from her teaching experience in Kofu, Japan.

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  • Saturday's snow in central Tokyo, Yokohama, Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, and some other areas matched the record for the latest snowfall logged April 17, 1969.

    Signs of the Times

  • Around 1,500 items confiscated from the accused shoplifter are seen at the Minami-Kofu Police Station on Friday.

    News On Japan


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