[oh-sah-kuh; Japanese aw-sah-kah]
- a city on S Honshu, in S Japan.
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- a port in S Japan, on S Honshu on Osaka Bay (an inlet of the Pacific): the third largest city in Japan (the chief commercial city during feudal times); university (1931); an industrial and commercial centre. Pop: 2 484 326 (2002 est)
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