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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.
Amagasaki is a city located in Hyogo prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1916. The city area is 49.77 square kilometers. The population as of August 1, 2005 was 460,091. The density of the city is 244 per square kilometers. A commuter train derailed on the JR Fukuchiyama Line near Amagasaki Station on April 25, 2005, resulting in more than 100 dead and 460 injured. See Amagasaki rail crash for details. Its sister cities are Augsburg, Germany since April 7, 1959 and Anshan, PRC, People's Republic of China since February 2, 1983 .The later is a friendship city.

It is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition also. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Amagasaki enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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