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MOJI

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 651 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MOJI, a town of Japan, on the Kiushiu side of the Shimonoseki Strait. The strait being only I m. in width, Moji and Shimonoseki would be practically the same port did not the swiftness of the current along the latter shore make it convenient for vessels to anchor off Moji. Moji is one of the places voluntarily opened by the Japanese for purposes of direct export. It is the starting-point of the Kiushiu railway, and as there is abundance of coal in its neighbourhood, it has become a town of considerable importance. In 1890 it was little more than a hamlet, but it had in 1901 a population of 25,274, and a considerable foreign trade.
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