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Hachijo-shima (häˌchējōˈ-shĭmä) [key], island, c.40 sq mi (100 sq km), S Japan, in the Pacific Ocean. Ogago is the chief town of this mountainous island, which has two active volcanoes. Dairying, fishing, and weaving are the main occupations.

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