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Otaru

[aw-tah-roo] /ˈɔ tɑˌru/
noun
1.
a city in W Hokkaido, in N Japan.
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  • Otaru is rapidly growing in importance, owing to the fact that it is the nearest shipping port to the Poronai coal mines.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu A. H. Savage Landor
  • Otaru is situated on a semicircular well-sheltered bay, which makes it the best and only safe port on the western coast of Yezo.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu A. H. Savage Landor
  • From Poronai-buts to Sappro there is a small railway, by which the coal trains are run to the coast as far as Otaru.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu A. H. Savage Landor

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