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Justin Dart
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Yamato didn't sink in 1937 but 1945. America wasn't in the war yet...the war had barely started! The Yamato was ordered and keel laid in 1937. Some claim WWII was the result of an arms race over battleships. While some countries could build ships with large guns, most were restricted and eventually resisted. Japan and Germany both felt overly restricted and went against the ban against large gun battleships.
I would call Hiroshima a major point. It's not a terminus for the main line. Nagoya is a terminus for JR Tokai, Osaka is one for JR West, and Okayama is one for JR Shikoku. I don't know much about Kyushu but I assume Fukuoka or Kitakyushu are terminus where you change train companies.

I consider a hub a central location for a major entity, core traffic point and operations facilities.
On Osaka Station, a year ago
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I never think of Osaka as a hub for central Japan. To me, Nagoya is the hub for central Japan and Osaka is a hub for western Japan.
On Osaka Station, a year ago
I think they are in Shimizurokuchi Park on the south side of the station. That's where they hold the Kano festival aka the Firefly festival is held.
On Gifu, a year ago
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I'm there right now! This is just off the lobby between the elevator banks.