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

  • A city of southeast Hokkaido, Japan, on the Pacific Ocean. It is the island's only ice-free trading port. Population: 189,000.


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  • We have reports of 15 people injured around the town of Kushiro, which is the closest town to where the earthquake took place.

    CNN Transcript Sep 25, 2003

  • For instance, one-third of almost 300 km2 of marshland in Kushiro has been converted to agricultural, industrial or residential use since the 1970s.

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  • "At the end of a rough day, knowing that I have somebody on my side no matter what I do, feels good," says Sumiko Oshima, a 34-year-old Tokyo writer, whose academic husband resides in Kushiro in northern Japan.

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  • Sachiko Katsuta, a restaurant owner in Kushiro, Japan, after a massive magnitude 8 earthquake hit the northern island of Hokkaido "It's an organization that has no qualms about dropping bombs ... on the densest neighborhoods in the world."

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  • The country ceased coal production in January 2002 with the closure of its last operating coal mine at Kushiro, on the northern island of Hokkaido.

    Energy profile of Japan

  • In time, Fugetsudo Clinic was overrun, the town of Kushiro was overrun, the island of Hokkaido was overrun.

    Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

  • Following an overnight at Yokohama Tokyo , the ship calls at Hakodate and Kushiro, Japan , and Kodiak and Ketchikan, Alaska , as it makes it way to Canada for the start of the Alaska sailing season.

  • UFO in Kushiro, the main character's wife leaves him after spending days watching TV coverage of the quake: Five straight days she spent in front of the television, staring at crumbled banks and hospitals, whole blocks of stores in flames, severed rail lines and expressways.

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  • The quake "will likely impact grain trade" after ports in Kushiro, Hachinohe, Ishinomaki and Kashima were hit by the tsunami, and some feed mills and livestock operations were hurt, the U.S. Grains Council said. -- Top News

  • An audio graph of bright orange shows the pattern of the earthquake sound, which came from the Kushiro and Hatsushima observatories off the coast of Japan, in March last year.

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