Ishikari

Ishikari

(ēshkä`rē), second largest river of Japan, c.225 mi (360 km) long, rising in the mountainous interior of Hokkaido and flowing generally southwest to Ishikari Bay near Otaru. It drains an extensive coal area and waters the Ishikari lowland, a fertile agricultural region.

Ishikari

 

a plain in Japan on the island of Hokkaido near the coast of the Sea of Japan. Composed chiefly of deposits of the Ishikari River and its tributaries and partly marsh-ridden, the Ishikari Plain is an important Japanese agricultural region. The city of Sapporo is located on the plain.


Ishikari

 

a river on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. Length, 365 km; basin area, 14,200 sq km. It takes its source in the Tokachi Mountains and empties into the Sea of Japan. The river, which floods in the spring, is navigable for 200 km; it is also used to float timber. Situated on the Ishikari are the cities of Kamikawa, Asahikawa, and Ishikari.

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The new Kitakami is the sixth vessel constructed for Taiheiyo Ferry, following delivery of the Ishikari, which travels the same route in March, 2011.
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He graduated from the National Defense Academy in 1989 and was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer, subsequently serving on board a number of destroyers, including command of JS Ishikari (DE 226).
Acknowledgments.--We thank the Ishikari branch of the National Forest Bureau and the Chitose Salmon Aquarium for permission to conduct field research.
In fact, Hokkaido's Ishikari region was warned in particular by the JMA to take preventative measured to defend and safeguard against the likelihood of potentially fatal floods and mudslides in the area.
They have been carrying out environmental preservation activities to protect endangered species in all areas throughout Japan starting from event in Ishikari River, Hokkaido.
Mature female chum salmon (average length, 62.4 [+ or -] 7.4 cm; weight, 2.62 [+ or -] 0.57 kg; gondosomatic index [GSI, gonad weight/body weight], 18.3 [+ or -] 3.8; hepatosomatic index [HSI, liver weight/body weight], 2.3 [+ or -] 0.7) were collected from Ishikari Bay, Hokkaido, Japan (a coastal marine area) on October 15, 2011 and transported to Hanazono, Hokkaido, Japan.
Tobetsu, which is in the Ishikari district near Sapporo, gets a lot of snow, much of it brought by strong winds blowing through gaps between mountains stretching near Ishikari Bay.
Whereas many major coal mines in Japan have disappeared after the fuel source was largely replaced by petroleum and less expensive coal imports, the Ishikari coal field in Hokkaido continues to operate, and has even produced its largest yield.
Relationships between inorganic elements and minerals in coals from the Ashibetsu district, Ishikari coal field, Japan // Fuel Process.