Arao

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Arao

(ärä`ō), city (1990 pop. 59,507), Kumamoto prefecture, W Kyushu, Japan, on Ariake Bay. It is a port and is part of the Omuta-Arao industrial region where chemicals, bricks, fertilizers, and plastics are produced. Prior to World War II, Arao had an important coal mine and a munitions factory.
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A couple and their two small children died Wednesday morning in a fire that gutted their two-story wooden house in Arao, Kumamoto Prefecture, police and firefighters said.
Also, at the Ultraman amusement area in Arao, Kumamoto Prefecture, picture panels displaying scenes of film sets, among other things, will be featured by next spring.
a major trading company, said Friday it will set up Japan's biggest theme park featuring dogs, in Arao, Kumamoto Prefecture.