Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Kobe
KOBE, a port of Central Japan; on the W. shore of the Gulf of Ozaka, about 20 miles S. of that city. Pop. about 500,000. The foreign settlement is finely laid out, and the town is one of the most attractive and prosperous in Japan. It has been open to foreign trade since 1868. Kobe has direct communication with Great Britain, Germany, Canada, and Australia.