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Etajima (江田島市 , Etajima-shi) is a Japanese city in Hiroshima Prefecture on the Etajima Island at the entrance of the bay of Hiroshima.

History

Etajima was the site of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy (海軍兵学校 , Kaigun Heigakkō, Short form: 海兵 Kaihei) from 1888 to 1945.

The present city was created in 2004. It was created by uniting 4 towns: Etajima, Nōmi, Ōgaki, and Okimi.

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