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Yamagata

[yah-mah-gah-tah] /ˈyɑ mɑˈgɑ tɑ/
noun
1.
Prince Aritomo
[ah-ree-taw-maw] /ˈɑ riˈtɔ mɔ/ (Show IPA),
1838–1922, Japanese field marshal and statesman.
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  • From what I have narrated above, glimpses of Yamagata and Inouy may be gathered.

    A Fantasy of Far Japan Baron Kencho Suyematsu
  • I may also add that Yamagata was Prime Minister several times, besides holding from time to time other ministerial portfolios.

    A Fantasy of Far Japan Baron Kencho Suyematsu
  • Six feet of snow is common on the line on which we travelled in Yamagata prefecture, and washouts are not infrequent.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • His Excellency of Page 180 Yamagata sets a good example by rising at five and by going to bed at nine.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • Although Akita prefecture is mountainous there is a greater proportion of level land in it than in Yamagata.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • The oaza might spend 100 yen a year to send five pilgrims as far away as Yamagata, on the other side of Japan.

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

Yamagata

/ˌjæməˈɡɑːtə/
noun
1.
Prince Aritomo (ˌærɪˈtəʊməʊ). 1838–1922, Japanese soldier and politician. As war minister (1873) and chief of staff (1878), he modernized Japan's military system. He was premier of Japan (1889–93; 1898)
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