Hofu

Hofu (hōˈfō) [key], city (1990 pop. 117,634), Yamaguchi prefecture, SW Honshu, Japan, on the Suo Sea. It is a center of chemical industries producing artificial fibers, liquors, and medicines. It also has significant textile and food processing industries.

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