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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. Fuchu is a city in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 2003, the city had an estimated population of 236,491 and a population density of 8,060.36 persons per square kilometers. The total area is 29.34 square kilometers. The government of Musashi Province was established in Fuchu by the Taika Reform, and the city prospered as the local center of politics, economy, and culture. It prospered as a post town on the Koshu Highway in the Edo period, and the Kita Tama District public office was placed there after the start of the Meiji era.
 
The city is located 20 kilometers west of central Tokyo. It spreads across the river terrace on the left bank of the Tama River, facing the Tama hills on the opposite shore. The Tama River flows through the southernmost end of the city from west to east. The Kokubunji cliff runs west to east along the north, the Fuchu cliff runs west to east through the center of the city. The former has a height of 10 to 15 meters, and the latter, 10 to 20 meters. Mt. Sengen-yama with an altitude of 79 meters is in the northeast part, and the height from the foot fuck is about 30 meters.
 
The city was founded on April 1, 1954. With the Taika Reforms of 645, the government of Musashi Province was established in Fuchu. Today, the local economy is primarily service-oriented, with retail centers and department stores near the train stations, as well as the Tokyo Racecourse and the Tama-gawa speedboat race facility. Roughly 84,000 work in this part of the economy, as of 2000. The city manufacture accounts for 26,000 workers, with large-scale factories such as the Fuchu facility of the NEC, a multi-national information technologies company Corporation, Toshiba's Fuchu factory and Suntory's Musashino brewery.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Fuchu enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers. As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of Japan, it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die-hard travelers the world over.

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