from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southwest Honshu, Japan, west of Kobe on Akashi Strait, the eastern end of the Inland Sea. Akashi is a manufacturing center. Population: 291,000.


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  • Professor Nikola Koljevic, a colleague of Karadzic in the Bosnian Serb leadership, called Akashi from Belgrade, just before meeting with Richard Holbrooke.


  • The Dutch minister of defense called Akashi in Zagreb and Annan in New York to say that bombing was endangering Dutch troops and must be halted.


  • Caterpillar also is moving assembly of its larger excavators from Akashi, Japan, to a new plant in Victoria, Texas, to free up production capacity for Asian markets where sales of Caterpillar equipment have been surging in recent years.

    Caterpillar to Shift Some Production to U.S.

  • Caterpillar said its plants Sagami and Akashi, Japan, remain open, but production levels have varied from day to day.

    Caterpillar Warns of Supply Problems From Quake

  • Back to Kansai with Janne In Osaka, who goes down the coast to Suma and Akashi.

    April Blog Matsuri!

  • The plant will produce hydraulic excavator models currently being assembled at plants near Aurora, Ill., and in Akashi, Japan.

    Caterpillar Restarts Its Growth Engine

  • The company doesn't anticipate any negative job impact at the Akashi plant, said Jim Dugan, a Caterpillar spokesman.

    Caterpillar Joins 'Onshoring' Trend

  • Caterpillar said Thursday it could triple its domestic output of construction excavators by consolidating production from an existing factory in Akashi, Japan, and one near Chicago to a new U.S. plant whose location is yet to be determined.

    Caterpillar Joins 'Onshoring' Trend

  • By combining the production of most Caterpillar excavator models at a new domestic plant, the Akashi plant would have more capacity to supply excavators to growing markets in the Asia-Pacific region, the company said.

    Caterpillar Joins 'Onshoring' Trend

  • In January, a panel voted to indict a former police officer for negligence in failing to prevent a fatal stampede in 2001 in the city of Akashi, Hyogo prefecture, which killed 11 people and injured over 200.

    Citizens' Law-Enforcement Voice Resonates


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