or Kiu·shu

[kee-oo-shoo; Japanese kyoo-shoo]


an island in SW Japan. 15,750 sq. mi. (40,793 sq. km). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for kyushu

Contemporary Examples of kyushu

  • In Kyushu, where the yakuza are deeply rooted, they are not leaving with a whimper, they are leaving with a bang.

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    Where Have Japan’s Yakuza Gone?

    Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky

    March 9, 2014

Historical Examples of kyushu

  • 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.

  • Most of these were in the island of Kyushu, the last region to be subdued by Hideyoshi.

    The Problem of China

    Bertrand Russell

  • Kyushu is the second largest island in the group, and lies southwest of the main island.

British Dictionary definitions for kyushu




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)
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