How do you pronounce the names of the four main Japanese islands?
Hokkaido - (Hokkaidou) - Hohk-kai-doh (Kai rhymes with eye, doh
rhymes with slow, but extend the "oh" sound slightly.)
Honshu - (Honshuu) - Hohn-shoo (Rhymes closely enough with bone
Shikoku - She-koh-koo
Kyushu - (Kyuu-shuu) - Cue-shoo (Rhymes with blue shoe, with an
extended "oo" sound on both u's)