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Yatsushiro

(yätso͞o`shĭrō), city (1990 pop. 108,135), Kumamoto prefecture, W Kyushu, Japan, on Yatsushiro Bay and the Kuma River estuary. It is a major commercial center and fishing port producing cement, paper, and rayon.
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Yatsushiro

 

a city and port on the west coast of Kyushu Island, in Kumamoto Prefecture. Population, 102,000 (1970). Yatsushiro is the center of a developing industrial region. It has pulp and paper, cement, and food-processing industries.

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The Kureko Kodai Odori ancient dance from the Gokanosho Kureko district of Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture, has been designated as a prefectural important intangible folk culture asset.
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Another man, 60, had been unaccounted for after leaving his home in a truck in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture, on Saturday morning, but was later found safe and sound, the police said.
The contract with half the budgeted price was reported from the city of Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture.
In April, a candidate opposed to the dam was elected mayor of Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture, a town on the Kuma River, downstream of the planned project.
An independent candidate who opposes a central government dam project in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture in southwestern Japan, narrowly won Sunday's mayoral race, held after the former Yatsushiro mayor was arrested and indicted.
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