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Shimonoseki

(shē`mōnōsā'kē), city (1990 pop. 262,635), Yamaguchi prefecture, extreme SW Honshu, Japan. An important port and fishing center on Shimonoseki Strait, it is opposite KitakyushuKitakyushu
, city (1990 pop. 1,026,455), Fukuoka prefecture, N Kyushu, Japan, on the Shimonoseki Strait between the Inland Sea and the Korea Strait. It was formed in 1963 by the union of the cities of Kokura, Moji, Tobata, Wakamatsu, and Yawata (or Yahata), which are now wards.
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, with which it is connected by bridge and tunnel. Shimonoseki is a railroad and industrial center, with engineering works, shipyards, and metal and chemical plants. It is also a port, with ferry connections to Busan (Pusan), South Korea. In the city is Akamagu, a 12th-century shrine dedicated to Emperor Antoku and to the Taira clan, which was defeated at Shimonoseki by the Minamoto clan in the famous naval battle of Dan-no-ura. In 1864 a fleet of U.S., British, French, and Dutch ships bombarded the port in retaliation for hostile acts of the Choshu clan. The Treaty of Shimonoseki, which ended the Sino-Japanese War, was negotiated and signed in 1895. The Shimonoseki Aquarium is the largest in Japan.

Shimonoseki

 

a city in Japan, in Yamaguchi Prefecture; located on the southwestern part of the island of Honshu, on Shimonoseki Strait. Population, 257,000 (1972).

Shimonoseki and the city of Moji (Kyushu Island) together make up the port of Kammon, which is a junction for transportation between the islands of Honshu and Kyushu. The port has ferry and steamship lines and an underwater tunnel with two levels, for motor-vehicle and railroad transportation. Shimonoseki has enterprises for the production of transportation vehicles, shipyards, and chemical and cement plants. Zinc is smelted and petroleum is refined on the island of Hiko-shima. Shimonoseki is a center for the fishing and fish-canning industries.

Shimonoseki

a port in SW Japan, on SW Honshu: scene of the peace treaty (1895) ending the Sino-Japanese War; a heavy industrial centre. Pop.: 246 924 (2002 est.)
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Ferries between Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and Pusan on Friday and Kokura, Fukuoka Prefecture, and Ulsan on Friday and Saturday were also canceled.
The president of the Association for the Preservation of Food Custom through Sustainable Whaling in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, argues the International Whaling Commission (IWC) needs to recognize the benefits of Japan's research whaling and long history of harvesting and eating whales.
KITAKYUSHU, Japan - The long-distance sleeper train Ginga and rapid overnight train Moonlight Kyushu arrived at a port in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Tuesday morning prior to their handing over to Malaysia for free next week following their retirement.
The Kokura branch of the Fukuoka District Court was asked to sentence Motoshi Takano, 56, who heads a group in the Kudokai crime syndicate based in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, to life in prison for allegedly instructing members of his gang to throw firebombs at buildings connected to Abe in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, the prime minister's home district.
The association was formed last August by 31 fishing organizations to support the 54th annual assembly of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to be held in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, in April and May.
Five Japanese whaling ships set sail for Antarctica on Friday morning from Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, southwestern Japan, to conduct research whaling.
On the prospects of the central bank's policy, Noda told a press conference in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, ''I will not deny (the possibility that the BOJ would take) policy responses depending on the prospects of the economy or price developments after carefully considering the data we obtain.
I've never thought of retirement,'' said the 63-year-old native of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Divers found the bodies of three missing Chinese crew members Saturday inside the Cambodian-registered freighter that sank Friday after colliding with a Japanese transport ship in the Kammon Strait off Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, the Japan Coast Guard said.
I will do my best with a firm ambition,'' Abe said in a speech delivered to a gathering sponsored by his supporters in his home constituency in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Exhibitions at an aquarium in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, scheduled to open in the spring of 2001 will include a rare skeleton of a blue whale, Shimonoseki city officials said Monday.
FUKUOKA - Divers found two bodies Saturday morning inside the Cambodian-registered freighter that sank Friday after colliding with a Japanese transport ship in the Kammon Strait off Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, the Japan Coast Guard said.