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Abashiri (äˌbäˈshĭrē) [key], city (1990 pop. 44,416), Hokkaido prefecture, E Hokkaido, Japan, on the Sea of Okhotsk and the Abashiri River, lying on the Abashiri plain. It is an important local port city and railroad terminus.

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