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(nēchēnän`), city (1990 pop. 49,178), Miyazaki prefecture, SE Kyushu, Japan, on the Pacific Ocean. It is an important fishing port, agricultural center, and manufacturing center for paper pulp and paper products.
TOKYO - Part of a surfacing Japanese submarine hit a Panamanian-registered chemical tanker Tuesday morning in the Pacific some 50 kilometers off Nichinan, Miyazaki Prefecture, southwestern Japan, but nobody was injured in the incident, the Japan Coast Guard and Defense Agency said.
The Financial Reconstruction Commission (FRC) said Friday it will send government-appointed administrators to place Nichinan Shinkin Bank, a troubled credit association based in Nichinan, Miyazaki Prefecture, under state control.