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Asahikawa

(äsähē`käwä), city (1990 pop. 359,071), W central Hokkaido, Japan, on the Ishikari River. Asahikawa is the commercial, industrial, and rail center of a great agricultural region. Brewing, wood products, and cotton yarn are among the city's chief industries. The Asahikawa Snow Festival is a popular annual event.
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1] Faculty of Health Sciences, Yamaguchi University, Ube, Japan; [2] Department of Laboratory Medicine, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Japan; [3] Department of Chemical Pathology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; [4] Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; [5] Yuan Ching Clinical Laboratory, Taipei, Taiwan; [6] Prodia Clinical Laboratory, Jakarta, Indonesia.
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ASAHIKAWA, Japan - Bank of Japan Policy Board member Seiji Nakamura denied Thursday that the central bank would change its monetary policy in order to address short-term price instability, suggesting that the BOJ is unlikely to raise interest rates to ease recent inflationary pressures.
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He has seen the method in action at the 150-hectare Saito ranch on a steep slope in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, where cattle freely walk around.
Under the new arrangements, they will jointly operate flights linking South Korea's chief gateway, Inchon, with such local Japanese destinations as Asahikawa, Fukushima, Toyama, Takamatsu, Matsuyama, Yonago, Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Okinawa, they said.
The Asahikawa Family Court decided Thursday to send a 16-year-old boy and his friend of the same age to a juvenile reformatory for killing the boy's mother last summer.
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The ceremony will be held at the headquarters of the GSDF Northern Army's 2nd Division in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, they said.