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Tohoku Institute of Technology (東北工業大学, Tōhoku kōgyō daigaku) is a private university in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, established in 1964.

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami</span> Megathrust earthquake off Japans east coast

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