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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.
Fujisawa is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. As of 2005, the city had an estimated population of 394,990 and the density of 5,682.49 persons per square kilometers. The total area is 69.51 square kilometers. The city was founded on October 1, 1940. Fujisawa is located in central Kanagawa Prefecture, faces Sagami Bay of the Pacific Ocean, the northern part of the city is the Sagamino plateau and the southern part is the Shonan Dunes.
Fujisawa was mentioned in a document in the late 14th century. Fujisawa developed around Yugyo-ji temple which was established in 1325. Fujisawa was a post town of Tokaido during Edo period. Edward S. Morse started biological studies at Enoshima island in 1877. Koza county public office was established in 1878. Fujisawa Station of Tokaido Main Line was established in 1887. Fujisawaosaka town and Fujisawaotomi town were founded in 1889. Fujisawaosaka town and Fujisawaotomi town were united in 1907. Fujisawaosaka town, Kugenuma village and the Meiji village were united and it became Fujisawa town in 1908. Fujisawa town became Fujisawa city in 1940. Muraoka village and Fujisawa city were united in 1941. Mutsuai village and Fujisawa city were united in 1942. Katase town and Fujisawa city were united in 1947. Goshomi village, Chogo, Takakura, Endo and Fujisawa city were united in 1955.

The city’s tourist attractions are Enoshima Island, Grand Stage Fujisawa, Shirahata Shrine, Shirahata Jinja is a shinto shrine. Deities are Samukawahiko-no-Mikoto and Minamoto no Yoshitsune. There are two portable shrines,Yoshitsune and Benkei. And Yoshitsune and Benkei were famous persons in the Kamakura period. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Fujisawa enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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