Ishikawa

Ishikawa (ēshēˈkäwä) [key], prefecture (1990 pop. 1,164,627), 1,619 sq mi (4,193 sq km), central Honshu, Japan. The capital is Kanazawa. There are wooded mountains in the interior and fertile plains along the coast. Rice, machinery, lumber, raw silk, and lacquer ware are produced.

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