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Japan is an island country in East Asia. It is located in the Pacific Ocean it lies to the east of China, Korea, and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south. Its capital and largest city is Tokyo. It has the world's 10th largest population. It is world's largest international creditor and is the sixth largest exporter and importer and is a member of the United Nations. And it is a leading nation in the fields of scientific research, technology, machinery, and medical research with the world's third largest budget for research and development.
 
Chigasaki is a city located in central Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. As of 2003, the city had an estimated population of 225,156 and the density of 6,305.12 persons per square kilometers. The total area is 35.71 square kilometers. The city was founded on October 1, 1947. Chigasaki is famous for its ocean beach.
 
Section of the beach in Chigasaki is called Southern Beach, inspired by Southern All Stars, a famous Japanese pop singing group whose lead vocalist Keisuke Kuwata hails from Chigasaki. A popular swimming destination, Chigasaki is also well-known as the birthplace of Japanese surfing. A shop called Goddess, located only about 20 meters from the shoreline, is the first surfboard shop in Japan. Bicycles with metal fittings for holding sufboards are prominent in the area.

The symbol of Southern Beach is Eboshi-iwa, a large hat-shaped rock that is visible from the coast. The shoreline from Chigasaki to Kamakura is called Shonan. The transportation is by Route 1, to Tokyo or Kyoto, Route 134, to Yokosuka via Kamakura, or Hiratsuka, Tokaido line, to Tokyo or Atami, and Sagami line, to Hashimoto. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Chigasaki enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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