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(hiˈrɑ kɑˌtɑ)

a city on S Honshu, in Japan, NE of Osaka. 391,000.
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ORIX Corporation (ORIX), announced that it has decided to develop the Hirakata II Logistics Center in the city of Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture.
(1) Department of Removable Prosthodontics and Occlusion, Osaka Dental University, 8-1 Kuzuha-hanazono-cho, Hirakata, Osaka 573-1121, Japan
''I am scared of being infected, but I don't want to bring (the virus) into Japan,'' said a 27-year-old female company worker from Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, who was waiting for her flight to South Korea at Kansai International Airport.
OSAKA - Prosecutors on Wednesday arrested a police detective and five construction firm executives and employees on suspicion that they rigged a bid in 2005 for a project to build a garbage incinerator plant in the city of Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, the prosecutors said.
''We must not lose in the flat-panel TV market,'' Matsushita President Fumio Otsubo said at a news conference in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, near the company's head office, called to brief reporters on the company's fiscal 2007 business plan.
31, the member of the Sea Turtle Association of Japan in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, told Kyodo News, after receiving a report from Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute in San Diego that released the turtle.
The suspect, Kiyoshi Kajioka, of Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, allegedly took the money in April last year when he served a tax investigator at the Higashiyama tax office in Kyoto.
Komatsu, 39, of Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, lost his job at a separate printing firm in August last year, police said.
The officials held the members of four families, whose ages range from 9 to 43, in immigration detention houses after finding them in such places as Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, and Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture.
ORIX Corporation, a leading integrated financial services group, today announced that it has decided to develop a BTS logistics facility in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture.
In addition to Toyota Tsusho, other companies taking part in the new plant project include steel firms Miyazaki Seiko Co., based in Nagoya, and Sanyu Co., based in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture.