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Type Settlement
Usage Japanese
Scripts 海陽(Japanese Kanji) かいよう(Japanese Hiragana) カイヨウ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. KAH-EE-YO:
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Meaning & History

This is the name of a town in Japan's Tokushima Prefecture.

The town's kanji are 海陽 with 海 (kai, umi) meaning "ocean, sea" and 陽 (you, hi) meaning "daytime, heaven, male, positive, sunshine, yang principle."

Kaiyō is also used as a rare, modern masculine given name (see Kaiyō on the given name site) and a very rare surname (see Kaiyō on the surname site).
Added 5/6/2016 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C