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Amakusa Islands

(ämäko͞o`sä), archipelago, c.340 sq mi (880 sq km), Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures, in the East China Sea, off W Kyushu, Japan. There are about 70 islands in the group. Shimo, the largest island, is the site of Hondo, which is the chief town. The interior of the islands is rugged; the coastal lowlands are fertile. Timber, oranges, fish, porcelain, and pearls are the principal products. Amakusa clansmen made the islands a major center of Christianity in the 16th cent. Villages and historical relics of this period are found in Unzen-Amakusa National Park.
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Applicable Flights: JAL Group Flights - includes flights operated by the JAL Group, codeshare flights operated by Fuji Dream Airlines and Amakusa Airlines.
Micromussa Veron, 2000 (Lobophylliidae), is an Indo-Pacific genus with type species Acanthastrea amakusensis Veron, 1990, from Amakusa Island, Japan.
Their revolt was led by young rebel leader Amakusa Shiro.
2B; a long-term monitoring of the surface water temperature in front of the Amakusa Marine Biological Laboratory, Kyushu University (AMBL, KU) located 1 km north of the present study site has been conducted at around 09:00 daily on a weekday basis, and the data for the present study period were provided courtesy of the laboratory staff].
Sick and tired of religious oppression, the peasants of Arima and Amakusa took up arms in December 1637 in what has been called the Shimabara Rebellion, led by an unlikely hero, a pious, charismatic 16-year-old named Amakusa Shiro.
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An uprising on the nearby Amakusa Islands quickly spread to the Matsukura territory of Shimabara.
An ecological study on animal community of Zostera belt in Tomioka Bay, Amakusa, Kyushu.
(3) "I am a daughter of a farming household in Amakusa. Around 1889-1890 a smooth-talking man appeared on my island.