seaport on the S coast of Honshu, Japan, on the Inland Sea: pop. 1,479,000
See Kobe in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of southern Honshu, Japan, on Osaka Bay south-southwest of Kyoto. A port and manufacturing center, it was almost entirely rebuilt after World War II. The city was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1995. Population: 1,530,000.