Hokkaido

[hawk-kahy-daw; English ho-kahy-doh]
Formerly Yezo.
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  • I have not yet worked off my Hokkaido debt of letters and presents.

    A Journal from Japan

    Marie Carmichael Stopes

  • 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

  • Descending the hill on the other side, I reached the future capital of Hokkaido.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu

    A. H. Savage Landor

  • It is a "dear old spot," the most picturesque of all the towns in Hokkaido.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu

    A. H. Savage Landor

  • It was a little less in the next prefecture of Iwate and in Hokkaido.

    The Foundations of Japan

    J.W. Robertson Scott


British Dictionary definitions for hokkaido

Hokkaido

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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