a city in E central Honshu, Japan, a suburb of Tokyo.
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city, Tokyo to (metropolis), Honshu, Japan, on the Tama-gawa (Tama River). The capital of Musashi Province about the 7th century AD, it flourished as a post town and regional commercial and administrative centre. Fuchu declined when it was bypassed by the railway between Tokyo and Tachikawa (1889), but it revived with the arrival of two other railways in the late 1920s and the construction of the Tokyo Race Course in 1933.

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