Honshu Largest of Japan's four main islands, lying between the Sea of Japan (w) and the Pacific Ocean (e). It includes Fujiyama and Biwa-ko. It is highly industrial and has six of Japan's largest cities, including Tokyo. The majority of the population inhabit the coastal lowlands. Industries: shipbuilding, oil refining, chemicals, textiles, rice, tea, fruit. Area: 230,782sq km (89,105sq mi). Pop. (1999 est.) 102,049,000.
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