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District in the city of Kita Kyūshū in northern Fukuoka Prefecture. During the 17th century Kokura was a busy castle town. Today it is divided into Kokura Kita and Kokura Minami wards. The former is a commercial and industrial center and the latter a residential area. (adapted from Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1993)

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