- a seaport on SW Honshu, in SW Japan: treaty ending Sino-Japanese War signed 1895.
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In 1864 a combination of Powers forced the Straits of Shimonoseki.
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
China is defeated, and peace is concluded in 1895 at Shimonoseki.International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)
Lassa Francis Oppenheim
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
- 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)