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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.
 
Nara is the capital city of Nara Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan, near Kyoto. As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 364,869 inhabitants and the density of 1,724.33 persons per square kilometers. The total area is 211.60 square kilometers.
 
Nara was the capital of Japan during most of the Nara period, from 710 to 784. The city was modelled after the capital of Tang Dynasty China, Changan. The capital was then relocated to Nagaoka-kyo in the Yamashiro Province, before being moved to Heian-kyo in 794, the start of the Heian Period. According to the ancient Japanese book Nihon Shoki, the name Nara derived from the Japanese word narashita meaning made flat.
 
Nara is famous for the tame deer that roam all over the town, and especially in the park areas. Snack vendors sell small biscuits to visitors so they can enjoy feeding the deer. The deer nudge, jostle, and even bite for food.

Nara is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Japan worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Japan.

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