city, Aichi ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, in the Owari plain. It was a small rural town during the Tokugawa period (1603-1867), producing vegetables for the market of nearby Nagoya. Increased urbanization in the area since World War II, however, sparked Inazawa's growth as a residential and industrial suburb of Nagoya. Textiles and machinery are produced. Pop. (2005) 136,965.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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