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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.
Akita is the capital city of Akita prefecture in the Tohoku region of Japan. As of January 11, 2005 with the merger of the former Kawabe District including the former towns of Kawabe and Yuwa, the city has an estimated population of 336,250 and density of 371 persons per square kilometers. The total area is 905.67 square kilometers. While the modern city was officially founded on April 1, 1889, Akita has been one of the most important cities in the Tohoku region since the medieval period. The Ashina and Satake daimyo clans established their capital in present-day Akita.

Akita is within proximity of the most important oil fields in Japan. Oil refining, wood, metalworking, and the production of silk textiles are the main industries. Akita is also home to two regional banks that serve Akita prefecture and the greater Tohoku region namely the Akita Bank and Hokuto Bank. Transportation in the city is by East Japan Railway Company and Akita Expressway. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. The city enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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