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city, northeastern Miyagi ken (prefecture), northern Honshu, Japan. It lies on the deeply indented Pacific Ocean coast at the head of Kesennuma Bay, which shelters the city's harbour and commercial fishing port. Deep-sea fishing (tuna, bonito, and saury) is important, and oysters are cultivated. Industries produce textiles and rubber and leather goods. The nearby scenic coastal area is at the southern extremity of Rikuchu-kaigan National Park, which stretches northward along the Pacific. Pop. (2002 est.) 61,025.