Yezo


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Synonyms for Yezo

the second largest of the four main islands of Japan

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Further observations of Cunninghamiostrobus yubariensis Stopes and Fujii from the Upper Yezo Group (Upper Cretaceous), Hokkaido, Japan.
Winter food habits of the Yezo Ural Owl Strix uralensis japonica in a wind shelter-belt.
In 1871, a mere three years after collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate, a group of American experts arrived in Tokyo to help the new Meiji government develop Hokkaido, Japan's large northern island that for centuries had been vaguely known as Yezo, or "land of barbarians." This group was part of the fifty Americans employed between 1871 to 1882 by the Kaitakushi (Hokkaido Colonization Department), created by the Meiji government in recognition of Hokkaido's strategic importance and economic potential.
Effect of bordered pit torus position on permeability in Chinese Yezo spruce.
There are an estimated 25,000 Ainu in Japan, most of them in Hokkaido, the northernmost main island, formerly called Yezo (Ainu) Island.