Asahikawa (äsähē´käwä), city (1990 pop. 359,071), W central Hokkaido, Japan, on the Ishikari River. Asahikawa is the commercial, industrial, and rail center of a great agricultural region. Brewing, wood products, and cotton yarn are among the city's chief industries. The Asahikawa Snow Festival is a popular annual event.
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