Hiratsuka

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Hiratsuka

(hērä`tso͞okä), city (1990 pop. 245,950), Kanagawa prefecture, central Honshu, Japan, on Sagami Bay and the Sagami River. It is a commercial and industrial center with industries producing automobiles, rubber, chemicals, and machinery.
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An 82-year-old man and his 76-year-old wife were arrested on Monday for allegedly strangling their 53-year-old son at their home in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.
The Ito-Yokado group has more than 10 million shares in the discount store operator based in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Uchida was arrested after being found to have amphetamines in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, on July 4 and later indicted.
Shimoda, a resident of Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, brought five mobile phones on the plane and initially turned them off after being told to do so by cabin attendants.
said Thursday it will close its plant in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, in fiscal 2003, which begins April 1, 2003, and shift the closing plant's operations to its factory in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, to make its production more efficient.
Nissan Shatai currently produces vehicles at facilities in two sections within its plant in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Toshiharu Mitsui, 49, from Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, was arrested Monday after a taxi driver complained to the police the previous day that Mitsui had paid him with a yen bill that turned out to be counterfeit.
Osamu Ichikawa, 34, from Isehara, died after being struck in the head, while Ichiro Mori, 44, from Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, had his left leg severed and Yasuo Ikeda, 56, from Isehara, suffered a broken leg, the police said.
Shonan Credit Union, based in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, went bankrupt in 1998 and is now in the liquidation process.
I am going to Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, in order to see my friend for the first time in five years,'' said Hachinohe resident Masao Abe, 76, when he boarded the train.
She came to Japan more than three years ago with the help of the Tokyo-based International Association for the Visually Impaired, attending a school for the blind in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.