Hokkaido

==History== Hokkaido was settled by the Ainu, Nivkh, and Orok peoples 20,000 years ago. The Nihon Shoki, finished in 720 AD, is often said to be the first mention of Hokkaido in recorded history. According to the text, Abe no Hirafu led a large navy and army to northern areas from 658 to 660 and came into contact with the Mishihase and Emishi. One...
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Hokkaido

[n] - the second larges of the four main islands of Japan
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Hokkaido

[dog] The Hokkaidō-inu or Hokkaidō-ken is a breed of dog. Other names for the breed include Ainu-ken, Seta, Ainu dog. In Japan, its name is sometimes shortened to Dō-ken. The Hokkaido is native to the prefecture of the same name in Japan. ==Appearance== The breed is medium in size, and has small, triangular, upright ears. The small eyes ...
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Hokkaido

Hokkaido (hōkī'dō) , island (1990 pop. 5,643,515), c.30,130 sq mi (78,040 sq km), N Japan, separated from Honshu island by the Tsugaru Strait and from Sakhalin, Russia, by the Soya Strait. It is the second largest, northernmost, and most sparsely populated of the major islands ...
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Hokkaido

Hokkaido is a cultivated variety of potato.
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Hokkaido

Northernmost and second-largest of the four main islands of Japan, separated from Honshu to the south by Tsugaru Strait (20 km/12 mi wide), and from Sakhalin (Russia) to the north by Soya Strait; area 83,500 sq km/32,239 sq mi; population (2000 est) 5,683,000 (including 16,000 Ainus). The capital is Sapporo; other major citi...
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Hokkaido

northernmost of the four main islands of Japan, bordered by the Sea of Japan (west), the Sea of Okhotsk (north), and the Pacific Ocean (east and ... [2 related articles]
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