| Share


Asahikawa (äsähēˈkäwä) [key], city (1990 pop. 359,071), W central Hokkaido, Japan, on the Ishikari River. Asahikawa is the commercial, industrial, and rail center of a great agricultural region. Brewing, wood products, and cotton yarn are among the city's chief industries. The Asahikawa Snow Festival is a popular annual event.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Asahikawa from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Japanese Political Geography

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring