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Chitose River
is a river in Hokkaidō, Japan. The river is a class A river. In the city of Ebetsu, the river is sometimes known as . In the Ainu language Chitose was originally called ''shikot'', meaning big depression or hollow, like Lake Shikotsu a caldera lake. To the Japanese, this sounded too much like , so it was changed to ''Chitose''. The name of the river was changed in 1805. Course The Chitose River is the outflow of Lake Shikotsu. From the lake the river flows through a series of power plants owned by the Oji Paper Company. The Chitose River flows through the center of the city of Chitose, Hokkaidō, Chitose, before entering the Ishikari Plain. On the plain, the river feeds and is fed by numerous irrigation canals. Here the Chitose River forms part of the border between Ishikari Subprefecture, Ishikari and Sorachi Subprefectures. Finally, the river passes through the city of Ebetsu, Hokkaidō, Ebetsu before it flows into the Ishikari River. Flooding The Chitose River causes flood ...
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Japan
Japan ( ja, 日本, or , and formally ) is an island country An island country or an island nation is a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the land of an individual's birth, residence or citizenship. A country may be an indepe ... in East Asia East Asia is the eastern region of Asia Asia () is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern Hemisphere, Eastern and Northern Hemisphere, Northern Hemisphere of the Earth, Hemispheres. It shares the .... It is situated in the northwest Pacific Ocean The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbour and support life. 29.2% of Earth's surface is land consisting of continents and islands. T ..., and is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan The Sea of Japan is the marginal sea This is a lis ...
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Naganuma, Hokkaidō
is a towns of Japan, town located in Sorachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 11,262, and a population density, density of 67 persons per km². The total area is 168.36 km². See also Naganuma, Fukushima, ・Naganuma,Fukushima External links *Official Website
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Ishikari Plain
Ishikari Plain () is a plain In geography, a plain is a flat expanse of land that generally does not change much in elevation, and is primarily treeless. Plains occur as lowlands along valleys or at the base of mountains, as coastal plains, and as plateaus or Highland, up ... in western Hokkaido , officially Hokkaidō Circuit Prefecture, is the second largest island of Japan Japan ( ja, 日本, or , and formally ) is an in . It is situated in the northwest , and is bordered on the west by the , while extending from the in t .... The area of the plain is approximately 3800km. The central city is Sapporo is a city in Japan. It is the largest city north of Tokyo, and the largest city on Hokkaido, the northernmost main island of the country. It is the capital city of Hokkaido, Hokkaido Prefecture and Ishikari Subprefecture. Sapporo lies in the sou .... Rice cultivation Rice is the seed A seed is an embryonic ''Embryonic'' is the twelfth studio alb ...
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Oji Paper Company
is a Japanese manufacturer of papermaking, paper products. In 2012 the company was the third largest company in the global forest industry, forest, paper industry, paper and packaging industry. The company's stock is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the stock is constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index. Operations Oji Paper produces paper for printing, writing, and packaging. It also manufactures containers made from paper products, chemicals used in the production of paper and paper packaging equipment. The company has 86 production sites throughout Japan, and forestry operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, New Zealand and other countries worldwide. History Oji Paper Company was founded February 12, 1873 by industrialist Shibusawa Eiichi as . Mills were established in 1875 in the village of Ōji, at the time a suburb of Tokyo, and in 1889 in Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Shizuoka. In 1893 Shibusawa renamed the company Oji Paper after the location of its firs ...
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may refer to: People *Chitose Hajime (born 1979), J-Pop singer *Chitose Morinaga, Japanese voice actress *Chitose Yagami (born 1969), Japanese manga artist *Tsuyoshi Chitose (born 1898), founder of Chito-ryu karate Places in Japan *Chitose, Hokkaido, a city on the island of Hokkaidō *Chitose River, a river on the island of Hokkaidō *Chitose, Ōita, a small village located in Ōno District, Ōita Prefecture *New Chitose Airport, serving the Sapporo metropolitan area *Chitose Air Base, a Japan Air Self-Defense Force base located in Chitose, Hokkaidō Ships *Japanese cruiser Chitose, Japanese cruiser ''Chitose'', a 1897 protected cruiser of the Imperial Japanese Navy *Japanese aircraft carrier Chitose, Japanese aircraft carrier ''Chitose'', a light aircraft carrier which served in World War II, built 1934 Characters

*Chitose Hitotose (仁歳 チトセ, Hitotose Chitose), the protagonist of the anime series ''Happy Lesson'' *Chitose Akiyama, a character in the Japanese manga ...
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Caldera Lake
A volcanic crater lake is a lake in a crater that was formed from explosive activity or collapse during a types of volcanic eruptions, volcanic eruption. Lakes in calderas fill large craters formed by the collapse of a volcano during an eruption. Lakes in maars fill medium-sized craters where an eruption deposited debris around a vent. Crater lakes form as the created depression, within the Rim (craters), crater rim, is filled by water. The water may come from Precipitation (meteorology), precipitation, groundwater circulation (often Hot Spring, hydrothermal fluids in the case of volcanic craters) or melted ice. Its level rises until an equilibrium is reached between the rates of incoming and outgoing water. Sources of water loss singly or together may include evaporation, subsurface seepage, and, in places, surface leakage or overflow when the lake level reaches the lowest point on its rim. At such a saddle location, the upper portion of the lake is containe ...
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Ainu Language
Ainu ( ''Ainu-itak'') or more precisely Hokkaido Ainu, is a language spoken by a few elderly members of the Ainu people The Ainu or the Aynu ( ain, アィヌ, , ; ja, アイヌ, ; russian: Áйны, ), also known as the in historical Japanese texts, are an East Asian people, East Asian ethnic group Indigenous peoples, indigenous to Japan, northern Japan, the o ... on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido , officially Hokkaidō Circuit Prefecture, is the second largest island of Japan Japan ( ja, 日本, or , and formally ) is an in . It is situated in the northwest , and is bordered on the west by the , while extending from the in t .... It is a member of the Ainu language family, itself considered a language family isolate with no academic consensus of origin. Until the 20th century, the Ainu languages – the extant Hokkaido Ainu and the now-extinct Kuril Ainu The Kuril Islands or Kurile Islands (; rus, Кури́льские острова ...
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Ishikari River
is a city A city is a large human settlement.Goodall, B. (1987) ''The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography''. London: Penguin.Kuper, A. and Kuper, J., eds (1996) ''The Social Science Encyclopedia''. 2nd edition. London: Routledge. It can be defined as a ... located in Ishikari Subprefecture 250px, Ishikari Subprefecture is a Subprefectures of Hokkaido, subprefecture of Hokkaido, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, located in the western part of the island. The subprefecture covers and in 2011 had a population of 2,334,241. The subprefectur ..., Hokkaido , officially Hokkaidō Circuit Prefecture, is the second largest island of Japan Japan ( ja, 日本, or , and formally ) is an in . It is situated in the northwest , and is bordered on the west by the , while extending from the in t ..., Japan Japan ( ja, 日本, or , and formally ) is an island country An island country or an island nation is a country A country is a distinct territory, terri ...
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Lake Shikotsu
is a caldera lake in Chitose, Hokkaidō, Chitose, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is a part of the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. Geography Lake Shikotsu is located in the south-west part of Hokkaidō. It has an average depth of and a maximum depth of , making it the second deepest lake in Japan, after Lake Tazawa. It is the 8th-largest lake by surface area in Japan and the second largest of Japan's caldera lakes, surpassed only by Lake Kussharo. It is surrounded by three volcanos: Mount Eniwa to the north and Mount Fuppushi and Mount Tarumae to the south. The caldera formed in the holocene when the land between the volcanos subsided. Due to its depth, the volume of Lake Shikotsu reaches 3/4 of the volume of Lake Biwa, Japan's largest lake, despite of having only 1/9 of that lake's surface area. Due to the small surface area to depth ratio, the water temperature remains quite constant throughout the year, making it the northernmost ice-free lake in Japan. The Bifue, Okotanpe, Ninaru and F ...
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Eniwa, Hokkaidō
is a Cities of Japan, city in Ishikari Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is on the Ishikari plain, 8 km north of Chitose, Hokkaido, Chitose, and 26 km south of the prefectural capital Sapporo. It is reached through Japan National Route 36, route 36 and the Chitose Line, Chitose Railway Line. The town is separated into three major areas: Eniwa in the south, Megumino in the center, and Shimamatsu in the north. Many farms are located around Eniwa, and the town has many manufacturing businesses, including the Sapporo Brewery Hokkaido factory. There are three Japan Ground Self-Defense Force camps in the city. Eniwa's 2012 population of 68,883 makes it the fourth largest city in the Ishikari Subprefecture, and the 13th largest in Hokkaido. Etymology The town's name is taken from the nearby Mount Eniwa, in the Shikotsu-Tōya National Park. The name in Ainu language, Ainu, ''e-en-iwa'' (), means "sharp mountain." The name was transliterated into Japanese ateji to mean ''ble ...
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Hokkaidō
, officially Hokkaidō Circuit Prefecture, is the Japanese archipelago, second largest island of Japan and comprises the largest and northernmost Prefectures of Japan, prefecture. The Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaidō from Honshu; the two islands are connected by the undersea railway Seikan Tunnel. The largest city on Hokkaidō is its capital, Sapporo, which is also its only Cities designated by government ordinance of Japan, ordinance-designated city. Sakhalin lies about 43 kilometers (26 mi) to the north of Hokkaidō, and to the east and northeast are the Kuril Islands, which are administered by Russia, though the four most southerly are Kuril Islands dispute, claimed by Japan. Hokkaidō was formerly known as ''Ezo'', ''Yezo'', ''Yeso'', or ''Yesso''.Louis Frédéric, Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hokkaidō" in Etymology When establishing the Hokkaidō Development Commission, Development Commission, the Meiji government decided to change the name of Ezochi. Mats ...
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Kitahiroshima, Hokkaidō
is a Cities of Japan, city located in Ishikari Subprefecture, Ishikari, Hokkaido, Japan. "Kita" is the Japanese word for "north", so the town's name, ''Kitahiroshima-shi'', is translated as "North-Hiroshima city" or "city of North-Hiroshima". As of April 30, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 58,918, with 27,221 households, and the population density, density of 500 persons per km². The total area is . History On September 1, 1996, Hiroshima town was reorganized to promote city status, but Hiroshima, Hiroshima city already existed, on the west of Honshu island. Therefore, Hiroshima was renamed to Kitahiroshima on that day. *1884: 25 families, 107 people migrated from Hiroshima. *1894: Hiroshima village was founded. *1968: Hiroshima village became Hiroshima town. *1996: Hiroshima town became Hiroshima city and was renamed Kitahiroshima. Education Universities Private * Seisa Dohto University Official website(星槎道都大学公式サイト) High schools ...
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