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Hamamatsu (hämäˈmätsō) [key], city (1990 pop. 534,620), Shizuoka prefecture, S central Honshu, Japan. An important transportation hub, its chief products are motorcycles, musical instruments, textiles, and tea. Hamamatsu was a castle town in the 16th cent.

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