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Goto-retto (gōtōˈ-rĕtˈtō) [key], group of more than 125 islands, 249 sq mi (645 sq km), Nagasaki prefecture, in the East China Sea, off W Kyushu, Japan. Fukue is the largest island. Whaling and fishing are the major occupations.

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