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Japan and Italy sister cities renew ties

The Italian city of Civitavecchia and the Japanese city of Ishinomaki, severely damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, renewed their sister-city affiliation on Monday. The two port cities have been friendship towns since 1971 and have historical ties dating back to the 17th century -- a Japanese delegation dispatched to Europe left Ishinomaki in 1613 and arrived in Civitavecchia, roughly 80 kilometers northwest of Rome, in 1615.
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