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Ichinoseki is a city located in Iwate Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. As of September 1, 2015, the city had a population of 120,490 and a population density of 95.9 persons per km2. It is currently the second largest city by population in the prefecture, after Morioka. The total area was 1,256.42sqkm.GeographyIchinoseki is located inland in the south of Iwate Prefecture, a little over two hours north of Tokyo by the Tohoku Shinkansen. A large volume of extremely stable granite rock runs beneath the city, and is the center of the site deemed suitable for potential construction of the International Linear Collider (ILC).Neighboring municipalitiesIwate PrefectureŌshū, IwateRikuzentakata, IwateSumita, IwateHiraizumi, IwateKesennuma, MiyagiKurihara, MiyagiTome, MiyagiHigashinaruse, AkitaDemographicsDue to factories belonging to large Japanese companies such as Sony and NEC being located in the industrial parkland zone of Ichinoseki, the city has a sizable population of Brazilian workers. The agricultural makeup of the city outside the centre is mostly composed of farmers, leading to an influx of Chinese and Filipino immigrants due to marriage. As a result, Ichinoseki has a varied ethnic makeup, although the newcomers still remain a small minority.
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