a dormant volcano in central Japan, on Honshu island: highest mountain in Japan. 12,395 feet (3778 meters).
Also called Fujiyama [foo-jee-yah-muh; Japanese foo-jee-yah-mah] , Fujisan [foo-jee-sahn] .
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Fuji (ˈfuːdʒɪ)
Mount Fuji Fujiyama, Also known as: Fuji-san an extinct volcano in central Japan, in S central Honshu: the highest mountain in Japan, famous for its symmetrical snow-capped cone. Height: 3776 m (12 388 ft)

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city, Shizuoka ken (prefecture), central Honshu, Japan. It faces Suruga Bay at the southern foot of Mount Fuji. It was a post station along the Tokaido ("Eastern Sea Road") during the Tokugawa period (1603-1867). Because of its location in the delta of the Fuji River, the city has previously had an ample water supply for its large paper industry. Land subsidence resulting from heavy industrial consumption of groundwater has caused the city to turn to rivers in the area for alternative water sources. The arrival of the Tokaido Line (railway) in 1909 contributed to rapid commercial and industrial development, and Fuji produces chemicals, electrical machinery, automobiles, and photographic film. Rice, vegetables, mandarin oranges, and watermelons are cultivated in the surrounding region. Fuji, which is accessible via the Shinkansen (bullet) train, serves as a base for the ascent of Mount Fuji. A college was opened in the city in 1990. Pop. (2006 est.) 236,437.

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