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

  • A city of northeast Kyushu, Japan, east-northeast of Nagasaki. It was a castle town in the 16th century and traded extensively with the Portuguese. Population: 464,000.

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  • proper n. Ōita or Oita, capital city of Ōita prefecture, Japan.


Japanese 大分. (Wiktionary)


  • Work is being completed on this social housing project of 10 houses in Oita, Japan designed by architect Takao Shiotsuka.

    Social Housing in Oita, Japan by Takao Shiotsuka

  • Social Housing in Oita, Japan by Takao Shiotsuka » CONTEMPORIST

    Social Housing in Oita, Japan by Takao Shiotsuka

  • In one such case, Kyushu Electric Power Co., which supplies power to the southernmost of Japan's four major islands, had to suddenly shut down its 2.3-gigawatt Shin Oita gas-power station on a recent morning when one of the pipes supplying fuel froze in a cold snap.

    Japan Nuclear Crisis Pushes Plants to Limit

  • Toshiba also said that it will halve output of chips that use 150-millimeter wafers at its system large-scale integration chip plant in Oita prefecture by September 2012, as it shifts to larger wafers to improve efficiency.

    Toshiba to Consolidate Japan Chip Plants

  • As a more immediate step to cope with sluggish demand for consumer electronics due to weak economic conditions in the U.S. and Europe, Toshiba also said that it will cut output at two of the six discrete chip plants and the Oita system LSI plant through early January by briefly suspending their operations for up to two weeks.

    Toshiba to Consolidate Japan Chip Plants

  • Given it will take a while to restore social infrastructure damaged by the disaster, "the degree of economic downside risks from the supply side is likely to be high—compared, for example, with the Hanshin Awaji earthquake 16 years ago—and it is necessary to pay careful attention to the possibility that such impact could be prolonged," Mr. Miyao told business leaders in Oita, southern Japan.

    BOJ Skips Money Market Operation

  • The ICRP guidelines reflect the "general consensus of scientific experts," says Michiaki Kai, a professor at Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences and ICRP committee member.

    Past Haunts Tally of Japan's Nuke Crisis

  • With his colleagues and staff at his plant headquarters in Oita, Japan, Dr. Hagiwara isolated and investigated the properties of barley grass and various plant foods.

    Forever Young

  • Currently, scheduled passenger hovercraft service runs only in the United Kingdom airport and mainland of Oita.

    Wired Top Stories

  • The chip-making unit of NEC Corp. will build facilities at its unit in Oita, in western Japan, that are scheduled for completion in December.

    NEC Unit to Increase


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