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Hiratsuka (hēräˈtsōkä) [key], 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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