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City in northern Ōita Prefecture, Kyūshū, on the Suō Sea. Nakatsu flourished as a castle town in the Edo period (1600-1868). Industrial products include steel tubes and porcelain ware. It is the birthplace of the scholar Fukuzawa Yukichi. (adapted from Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1993)

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