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Takasaki (täkäsäˈkē) [key], city (1990 pop. 236,461), Gumma prefecture, central Honshu, Japan. A transportation and industrial center, it produces computers and computer components and has textile factories, machine and metal plants, food-processing plants, and breweries. It is known chiefly for its statue (130 ft/40 m high) of Kannon, goddess of mercy.

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