from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southern Honshu, Japan, east-southeast of Nagoya. It is an industrial and transportation center. Population: 807,000.


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  • A video clip from a Fuji TV news report narrates the story of Sidival Furuzawa Pereira, a homeless man in Hamamatsu, Japan.

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  • Electronic music godfather Robert Moog playing an early prototype of the reactable at the NIME conference 2004 in Hamamatsu, Japan.

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  • I'm looking for an inn called Hamamatsu‑‑that's a name with really common characters, ‘beach 'and‘pine tree'‑‑and there it is right there,” John said triumphantly, pointing to a weathered plastic sign hanging in front of a nondescript house.


  • The company said it will suspend operations at plants in Tochigi, Sayama, Hamamatsu and Suzuka but will operate its motorcycle plant in Kumamoto in western Japan.

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  • Typhoon Roke first made landfall in the tourist town of Hamamatsu in Shizuoka prefecture at about 2 p.m. local time Wednesday, knocking over trucks and ripping roofs from homes, then crawled up Japan's Honshu island.

    Storm Strikes Central Japan

  • Born in 1906, Honda apprenticed in auto repair shops before opening his own garage in Hamamatsu, Japan, in 1928.

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  • Lenzabile approves of this comment by the Mayor of Hamamatsu City as convincing and practical criticism: “We need to put our heads together and come up with ideas, such as allowing reentry once recipients have repaid their travel expenses”.

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  • But the company is considering resuming operations at its Ogawa, Tochigi and Hamamatsu plants, which make parts for four-wheeled vehicles sometime this week, depending on the status of parts procurement, the Honda spokeswoman said.

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  • Nearly 18,000 foreigners live in the industrial city of Hamamatsu -- and many work in the city's factories.

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  • As the good news spread at Suzuki's headquarters in Hamamatsu, industry watchers pondered the defeat of Toyota's legendary compact -- a car that captured its first sales title in 1969, the year Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, and held it for the next 29 years.

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