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How do you pronounce the names of the four main Japanese islands?

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2008-09-21 19:25:25

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)

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