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is a city
||A is a local administrative unit in Japan. Cities are ranked on the same level as and , with the difference that they are not a component of...
located in Aichi
is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region. The region of Aichi is also known as the Tōkai region. The capital is Nagoya. It is the focus of the Chūkyō Metropolitan Area.- History :...
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...
, which was founded on October 1, 1937. As of 2003, the city has an estimated population
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of 114,336 and the density
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of 2,421.35 persons per km². The total area is 47.22 km².
Influenced by the opening of a Dow Chemical Company
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plant in Handa, the city has a sister city to Midland, Michigan
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, USA, the world headquarters of the corporation http://www.midland-mi.org/government/manager/sistercity.htm
Handa also has sister city links with Port Macquarie in Australia, and Xuzhou
Xuzhou , otherwise known as Pengcheng in ancient times, is a major city in and the fourth largest prefecture-level city of Jiangsu province, People's Republic of China...
City in China. http://www.handakokusai.ecnet.jp/katsudo/activities_in_heisei_19.htm
Handa has a strong historical connection with vinegar brewing, and remains the worldwide headquarters of the Mizkan
is a Japanese company that produces vinegars , mustards, jellies, salad dressings, authentic Asian sauces, and other food products. It is based in Handa, Aichi Prefecture, near Nagoya. It was officially registered as a corporate entity in July 1977.Mizkan's products are marketed in Asia, North...
Vinegar Group http://www.mizkan.net/profile/index.html
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