Akashi (ä´kä´shē), city (1990 pop. 270,722), Hyogo prefecture, W Honshu, Japan, on the Harima Sea and the Akashi Strait. Overfishing and marine pollution have hurt what was formerly an important fishing port. Akashi now has a productive heavy steel industry, which dates back to the Korean War.
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