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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.
Morioka is the capital city of Iwate prefecture, Japan. As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 287,672 inhabitants and the density of 588.11 persons per square kilometers. The total area is 489.15 square kilometers. Morioka is located in Kitakami Basin. The Kitakami River, the longest river in Tohoku, runs through the city. Beautiful Mount Iwate is to the northwest of the city.
The city was founded on April 1, 1889. Morioka is in the territory inhabited by the Emishi people in ancient times. The general Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, who was ordered to conquer the Emishi, built Shiwa Castle here in 803, and the region gradually was brought under imperial control.

Morioka is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Japan worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Japan.

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