Scripts 九州 (kanji), きゅうしゅう (hiragana), キュウシュウ (katakana)
Pronounced Pron. KYUU:-SHUU:
Other Forms FormsKyushu, Kyuushuu
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This is the name of a region and island in south-west Japan.The kanji used for this are 九 (kyuu, ku, kokono, kokono.tsu) meaning "nine" and 州 (shuu, su, su) meaning "province, state."The region & island is named this because there used to be 9 ancient provinces on the island, where as now, it contains 7 prefectures.