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Hirosaki

(hērō`säkē), city (1990 pop. 174,704), Aomori prefecture, N Honshu, Japan. A commercial center, it has industries that produce silk and lacquer ware. It is a former castle town and has 17th-century ruins.

Hirosaki

 

a city in Japan, in Aomori Prefecture; situated on the northern part of the island of Honshu. Population, 163,400 (1974). Hirosaki is a transportation junction. A center of the woodworking and timber chemistry industries, it also has enterprises of the food-processing industry. Handcrafted tsugaru-nuri lacquer ware is produced. A university is located in the city.

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Kikuchi, who hails from Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, went to Moscow in summer 2002 after graduating from senior high school, despite strong objections from people around her.
As of early Tuesday, the typhoon was located about 180 kilometers west-southwest of Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, moving north-northeast at around 55 kilometers per hour.
Aomori District Court to hand down ruling on a man accused of murdering five people by setting fire to a loan company branch in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture.
A doctor at a university hospital in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, inadvertently left a needle in the body of a patient after an operation and failed to tell the patient about it for nearly 21 years, the hospital said Tuesday.
Koizumi, who is also president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, told reporters in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, ''We will make all-out efforts so that we will not fall under (51 seats).
The institute will announce the findings at a horticulture meeting that opens in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, on Sept.
The others are Yutaka Imai, unaccounted for since last seen in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, in 1969 when he was 18, and Etsuko Sasaki, who never returned to her home in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, after leaving purportedly for work in 1991 at age 27.
in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, in May have applied for the workers' insurance, the leading consumer finance firm said Tuesday.
A person resembling the man suspected of killing five people and injuring four others when he set fire to the office of a moneylender in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, had often been seen at a gas station not far away, investigative sources said Friday.