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Hokkaido

[hawk-kahy-daw; English ho-kahy-doh] /ˈhɔk kaɪˈdɔ; English hɒˈkaɪ doʊ/
noun
1.
a large island in N Japan. 30,303 sq. mi. (78,485 sq. km).
Formerly Yezo.
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  • In more than one part of northern Japan I was told of emigrants to Hokkaido who had "returned dissatisfied."

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • First, that I went to Hokkaido entirely on my own account and for my own satisfaction.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu A. H. Savage Landor
  • A usual view in Hokkaido is that the island can hold twice as many people as it now contains.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • It is a "dear old spot," the most picturesque of all the towns in Hokkaido.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu A. H. Savage Landor
  • These vast forests as yet are untouched practically, and the whole of the Hokkaido is one huge lumber-yard.

    The Gist of Japan R. B. Peery
  • It was a little less in the next prefecture of Iwate and in Hokkaido.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • However this may be, Hokkaido is stated to take only a tenth of the overplus of the population of Old Japan.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • As many as 7,000 people go from Miyagi to Hokkaido in a year.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
British Dictionary definitions for Hokkaido

Hokkaido

/hɒˈkaɪdəʊ/
noun
1.
the second largest and northernmost of the four main islands of Japan, separated from Honshu by the Tsugaru Strait and from the island of Sakhalin, Russia, by La Pérouse Strait: constitutes an autonomous administrative division. Capital: Sapporo. Pop: 5 670 000 (2002 est). Area: 78 508 sq km (30 312 sq miles)
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