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Nishinomiya (nēˌshēnōˈmēä) [key], city (1990 pop. 426,909), Hyogo prefecture, S Honshu, Japan, on Osaka Bay. It produces a famous sake. Its industry, located mostly along the coast, produces metals, machinery, chemicals, and rubber goods. Nishinomiya is a resort, as well as the site of several temples that were founded in the 7th and 8th cent. Kobe Women's College is in the city.

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