Definitions

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

  • The southernmost of the major islands of Japan, in the southwest on the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

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  • proper n. The third largest of Japan's islands

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  • n. the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan; contains coal fields

Etymologies

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From 九州 (きゅうしゅう, Kyūshū, "Nine States").

Examples

  • The murky, fat-slicked pork broth from Kyushu is also known as tonkotsu (pork bone) soup.

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  • That friend being of the same mind with me, we used to talk over every joy and sorrow of the world, but she went down to the Province of Chikuzen in Kyushu [extreme southwest of old Japan].

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  • I'm easy to spot: white, tall, bald, the only jaywalker in Kyushu), struggling to get a better grip on the slippery eel that is this language.

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  • On August 5, 325 Army planes attacked Tarumizu in southern Kyushu, which intelligence had fingered as a source of rocket-powered “Baka bombs,” fast suicide planes.

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  • Not surprisingly, ONI in Washington still had them in home waters–Akagi, Kaga, Soryu and Hiryu were definitely in southern Kyushu, Zuikaku in Kure or Saebo, Shokaku perhaps in Formosa.

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  • I'm now in Kyushu, which is another part of Japan to the place I was in before, but sadly I have no internet access at home yet.

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  • ABOUT THIS CANDY: This is a container of candies that accurately capture the delicious taste of yummy Shiokuma ( "polar bear") ice cream, a specialty of Kyushu, which is essentially vanilla ice cream with various exotic fruits on top.

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  • So i ` m now in Kumamoto, in Kyushu which is far West Japan and well of the tourist track.

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  • Frank also reviews in detail the American discussion of the planned Kyushu landings, which would have been the first invasion of Japan proper.

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  • The new company, called Nissan Motor Kyushu Co., aims to source 80% to 90% of its parts from local suppliers as well as South Korean and Chinese sources, Mr. Ghosn said, up from about 70% currently.

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