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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.
Hirakata is a municipality located in north-eastern Osaka, Japan, near the prefectural borders of Nara and Kyoto. It is famous for its crysanthemum doll exhibition, as well as Hirakata Park an amusement park featuring five roller coasters. The city was founded on August 1, 1947. The total area of the city is 65.07 square kilometers. As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 404,884 and a population density of 6,222.28 persons per square kilometer.

A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Hirakata is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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