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Nagasaki - Cultural Definition
City in southern Japan; one of Japan's leading ports and shipbuilding centers.
- The first Japanese port to welcome Western traders in the sixteenth century, it was the only Japanese port open to the West from 1641 to 1858.
- Nagasaki became the second populated area to be devastated by an atomic bomb (see also atomic bomb), on August 9, 1945. (See also Hiroshima (see also Hiroshima).)