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Kamaishi

 

a city and port of Japan, in the northeastern part of the island of Honshu, in Iwate prefecture. Population, 73,000 (1970). The port of Kamaishi occupies first place in the freight turnover of the economic region of Tohoku. It is the center of the country’s principal iron-ore basin (approximately one-half of Japan’s iron ore), which is located 15 km west of the city of Kamaishi. There is a large metallurgical enterprise in the city as well as knitted-goods and fish-canning enterprises. Kamaishi is the fishing center of northern Honshu. [11–709^]

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Members of the Japan Self Defence force walk through the snow-covered ruins of Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, days after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 16, 2011.
Figure 1 illustrates a typical example of tsunami survey in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture in which the survey team measured the inundated tsunami level at 14.1m T.P.
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said it has restarted production of wire rods at its factory in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, where operations had been suspended due to damage from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
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