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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.
Kurashiki is an historic city located to the west of Okayama, Japan, sitting on the Takahashi River, on the coast of the Inland Sea. In 2003, the population of the city was 433,477 and an area of 298.92 square kilometers. The modern city of Kurashiki was founded on April 1, 1928. Kurashiki is the home to Japan's first Western art museum, the Ohara Museum of Art. The area is extraordinarily picturesque and is a popular tourist destination.

Japan is a popular travel destination for visitors and globe trotters from all over the world who appreciate its beautiful landscapes, rich culture, various local cuisine, hospitality and safety.

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