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10:49 Feb 24, 2012
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Geography / Places of local interest in Awaji
Japanese term or phrase: 水公会
What does this mean?
It is called the 淡路海岸通
Shobhana Chandu
Local time: 21:46
English translation:suikokai
See: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/水交会
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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)
Local time: 23:16
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4 +1suikokai
Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)
4the Awaji Suiko volunteer groupTeddy Okuyama
3Episcopal Church
2Awaji Suikokai (incorporated association)MalteLaurids



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See: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/水交会

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)
Local time: 23:16
Native speaker of: Native in ThaiThai
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agree  Harumi Uemura: http://www.suikoukai-jp.com/index.html They are an organization who supports the Japanese self-defense soldiers and pray for the souls of soldiers who died in the past Japanese wars.
16 hrs

neutral  MalteLaurids: What about 淡路海岸通り?
2 days14 hrs
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Episcopal Church

near Awaji Kaigandori
Awaji. Awa. Sanuki. lyo. Tosa. .Chikuzen. Chikugo Buzen. Bungo. Hizen. .... Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, 2, Kaigan-dori. ... On the top of the peak near the temple (2446 ft. above the sea) is a good summer retreat where many foreigners in Kobe sojourn in summer time to ...... Methodist Episcopal Church.

    Reference: http://www.archive.org/stream/uptodateguidefo00hottgoog/upto...
Local time: 19:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in RussianRussian
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the Awaji Suiko volunteer group

They are basically a volunteer group of fisherman, working to plant trees and protect the forest.

See here: http://www.hyogo-green.net/asahi_03.html

Teddy Okuyama
Local time: 01:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in JapaneseJapanese
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Awaji Suikokai (incorporated association)

To add another suggestion, there is (or was) also a 特例社団法人 called 淡路水交会 (Awaji Suikokai - the asker will realize from all answers that the Kanji in the question is wrong). Maybe it is somehow related to Teddy's group? Apparently, this association is located at the 淡路海岸通 (Awaji Kaigan-dori: Awaji coastal road)

Note added at 2 days14 hrs (2012-02-27 01:27:53 GMT)

As for the actual meaning of 水交(会), I found this unrelated link where a possible explanation is given:
Maybe not related to the question but interesting anyway.

    Reference: http://www.weblio.jp/content/%E6%B7%A1%E8%B7%AF%E6%B0%B4%E4%...
Local time: 18:16
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you for your detailed answer. Yes, the Kanji is wrong as you have pointed out.

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