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[shim-uh-nuh-sey-kee; Japanese shee-maw-naw-se-kee]
  1. a seaport on SW Honshu, in SW Japan: treaty ending Sino-Japanese War signed 1895.
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Historical Examples of shimonoseki

  • In 1864 a combination of Powers forced the Straits of Shimonoseki.

    Problems of the Pacific

    Frank Fox

  • From the Peace of Shimonoseki in 1895 the progress of Japan has been marvellous.

  • Toward the dusk of the evening on the 21st, we passed through the Strait of Shimonoseki.

    Human Bullets

    Tadayoshi Sakurai

  • China is defeated, and peace is concluded in 1895 at Shimonoseki.

  • To-night we went on to Shimonoseki, and my Omine companion kindly took me to his fathers house there.

    A Journal from Japan

    Marie Carmichael Stopes

British Dictionary definitions for shimonoseki


  1. a port in SW Japan, on SW Honshu: scene of the peace treaty (1895) ending the Sino-Japanese War; a heavy industrial centre. Pop: 246 924 (2002 est)
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