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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.
 
Tokushima is the capital city of Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku island of Japan. As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 267,343 and the density of 1,398.02 persons per square kilometers and total area is 191.23 square kilometers.
 
The city is located in the northeastern part of Tokushima prefecture at the mouth of the Yoshino River. The city was founded on October 1, 1889. Tokushima displays typical characteristics in layout and organization of a Japanese castle town.
 
Tokushima developed under the Hachisuka clan. A strong indigo dye industry allowed the area to prosper. Tokushima is also famous for the Awa Odori, a lively festival which is held every year during the Obon Festival in August. Awa Odori literally translates as Awa Dance.
 
During the festival, residents ranging from young children to professional dance troupes participate in the dance, a distinctive form of Japanese Classical Dance which includes regional costumes and is accompanied by strings, drums, and singing.

Tokushima 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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