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Mihara (mēhäˈrä) [key], city (1990 pop. 85,518), Hiroshima prefecture, W Honshu, Japan, on the Inland Sea. It is a production center for sake, rayon, rolling stock, and cement. It was a castle town during the Edo era.

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