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Mie (mēˈā) [key], prefecture (1990 pop. 1,792,542), S Honshu, Japan, on Ise Bay. Tsu (the capital), Ise (a major Shintoist center), Yokkaichi, Matsusaka, and Kuwana are the chief cities. Mie has traditional industries such as textiles, ceramics, woodworking, and fishing, in addition to modern industries like chemicals, petroleum, iron, and steel. Ise-shima National Park is there.

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