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Ube(o͞o`bā), city (1990 pop. 175,053), Yamaguchi prefecture, SW Honshu, Japan, on the Inland Sea. It has a modern harbor and an important chemical industry. Coal mining, once the city's largest industry, has declined steadily since World War II.
a city and port in Japan; located in the extreme southwest em part of Honshu Island, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, on the Suo Sea. Population, 158,800 (1974). Ube is the center of a coal basin. Local industry includes machine building and the production of cement, paper, petrochemicals, and chemicals (used primarily for fertilizers).