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Sasebo

[sah-se-baw] /ˈsɑ sɛˌbɔ/
noun
1.
a seaport on NW Kyushu, in SW Japan.
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Sasebo

/ˈsɑːsəˌbəʊ/
noun
1.
a port in SW Japan, on NW Kyushu on Omura Bay: naval base. Pop: 242 474 (2002 est)
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city, Nagasaki ken (prefecture), Kyushu, Japan, near the mouth of Omura-wan (Omura Bay). Originally a small village on a good natural harbour, it expanded rapidly in the late 19th century as a naval base. The town was partially destroyed during World War II but later revived as a base for the Maritime Self-Defense Force, established in 1973. The city is also a commercial and fishing port. Pop. (2005) 258,262.

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