Etajima, Hiroshima

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Map of Hiroshima Prefecture showing Etajima

Etajima (江田島市 Etajima-shi?) is a Japanese city in Hiroshima Prefecture on the Etajima Island at the entrance of the bay of Hiroshima.[1]

History[change | change source]

Etajima was the site of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy (海軍兵学校 Kaigun Heigakkō?, Short form: 海兵 Kaihei) from 1888 to 1945.[2]

Today's city was created in 2004 by the merger of the towns of Etajima, Nōmi, Ōgaki, and Okimi.

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Etajima" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 183.
  2. Etajima Museum of Naval History at wgordon.web.wesleyan.edu; retrieved 2013-2-26.

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