[hawk-kahy-daw; English ho-kahy-doh]
- a large island in N Japan. 30,303 sq. mi. (78,485 sq. km).
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We flew into Tokyo, and then on to Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido.Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard
The Daily Beast
October 26, 2013
Last night, on March 16, I learned that the Japanese Self Defense Force from Hokkaido had just left for the Tohoku area.The Japanese Government's Appalling Earthquake Response
The Daily Beast
March 17, 2011
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.
Descending the hill on the other side, I reached the future capital of Hokkaido.
It is a "dear old spot," the most picturesque of all the towns in Hokkaido.
It was a little less in the next prefecture of Iwate and in Hokkaido.The Foundations of Japan
J.W. Robertson Scott
- 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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