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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.
 
Toyama is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. It is located on the coast of the Sea of Japan on the island of Honshu, about 200 kilometers north of the city of Nagoya and 300 km northwest of Tokyo. Historically, Toyama was the capital of Etchu Province. The modern city was incorporated on April 1, 1889.
 
The city was nearly destroyed on the night of 1 August 1945-2 August, when 173 B-29 bombers of the American 73rd Bomber Wing dropped incendiary bombs on the city. 1.87 square miles, or about 99 percent, of the urban center was destroyed. The city was then a center of aluminum ball-bearing and special steel production. The city was then equivalent in size to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

As of 2005, the city has an estimated population of 420,804 and a density of 338.85 persons per square kilometers. The total area is 1,241.85 square kilometers. Toyama is served by Toyama Airport and JR Toyama Station. It 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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