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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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).
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.
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.
The company's Ishikari LNG terminal is expected to go online in late 2012 and to only temporarily hike interest-bearing debt, which is of no rating concern, given that Hokkaido Gas is already working to boost the efficiency of the terminal in anticipation of higher costs.
This cape already bore the Japanese name Tampake Misaki (now Ofuyu Misaki, the northern point of Ishikari Bay) and Krusenstern's 'Cape Malespina' failed to replace the Japanese name on the charts.
For example, in the Fraser River, West Canada, where Kelvin-Helmholtz (KH) waves were observed [6]; in the Ishikari River, Japan [7], where Holmboe waves [8] (see [9] for discussion of their nature and relations to Kelvin-Helmholtz waves) have been identified and in the Knight Inlet Sill in Western Canada [10] to describe solitonic wave packets.