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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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Amakusa airport in the Amakusa Islands, Kumamoto Prefecture, officially opened Thursday with an inaugural flight departing for Fukuoka airport in Fukuoka Prefecture.
Not for him the gentle evanescence of mono no aware: He shunned Ozu's symmetries and quietude in favor of tonal impulsiveness, off-center CinemaScope compositions, insistent, unnerving music (eerie high woodwinds and growling bass in Cruel Story, a Schnittke-likescore in the desperately underlit Shiro Amakusa, the Christian Rebel [1962]), and a Fauvist inferno of industrial color--red, blue, and turquoise telephones in Cruel Story; crimson and Fanta-orange everything in Burial; purple underwear, blaring paisley, and hot pink onsen outfits in 1968's Three Resurrected Drunkards (whose "resurrection" can give projectionists a start when the film's second reel seems to exactly repeat the first, one of many such conceptual japes in Oshima's cinema).
quake measured 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture, and Nagashima, Kagoshima Prefecture, according to the agency.
The 8-day cycle tour in Japan “Cycling Colourful Kyushu Island” starts in the city of Kumamoto and then heads to the islands of Amakusa.
On Wednesday, Satsumasendai in Kagoshima logged an hourly rainfall of 88 mm, while Amakusa in Kumamoto got 79.
Born a living god, Hirohito became a marine biologist and botanist and published nine successful books with titles such as Some Hydroids of the Amakusa Islands and The Crabs of Sagami Bay.
She has taken part in the Amakusa Ceramic Art Symposium in Hondo, Japan and represented Portugal during the VII Ceramic Symposium of Avallaneda in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Amakusa Airlines IBS Software Services said Japanese regional carrier Amakusa Airlines implemented its passenger reservation system iFly Res for integrated reservations, ticketing and departure control aplications.
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Having already been in the country for a few years, teaching English in high schools on the remote Amakusa Islands, he is forced to embark on a journey across Japan after drunkenly announcing to a group of Japanese colleagues his heroic intention of following the Cherry Blossom Front to the furthest reaches of Hokkaido, at the northern end of the country.
The pilots showed exceptional skill and courage--none more than Lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray of the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve, who posthumously received the last Victoria Cross awarded in the war for leading an attack that destroyed HIJMS Amakusa.