[kee-oo-shoo; Japanese kyoo-shoo]
- an island in SW Japan. 15,750 sq. mi. (40,793 sq. km).
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In Kyushu, where the yakuza are deeply rooted, they are not leaving with a whimper, they are leaving with a bang.Where Have Japan’s Yakuza Gone?
Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky
March 9, 2014
There is only one station, and that is in the city of Saga, on the island of Kyushu.
The main island, Kyushu, and Shikoku are also well timbered.
I did not come to you sword in hand; I did not fight my way from Kyushu to Koban.More Portmanteau Plays
Most of these were in the island of Kyushu, the last region to be subdued by Hideyoshi.The Problem of China
Kyushu is the second largest island in the group, and lies southwest of the main island.
- an island of SW Japan: the southernmost of Japan's four main islands, with over 300 surrounding small islands; coalfield and chemical industries. Chief cities: Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, and Nagasaki. Pop: 14 786 000 (2002 est). Area: 35 659 sq km (13 768 sq miles)