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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.
Niigata is the capital city of Niigata region, Japan. It became a free port following the Meiji Restoration and presently is the largest city along the Sea of Japan coast, facing Sado Island. It was founded in 1889. In 2006, the population of the city was 812,658 and an area of 726.09 square kilometers. Niigata is located on a fertile coastal plain on the Sea of Japan coast, facing Sado Island. The Shinano River and Agano River flow through the city.
East Japan Railway Company runs some stations in the Niigata urban area. The most remarkable feature of the climate in Niigata city in winter is its high humidity brought with the Northeast wind along the Sea of Japan, which causes great snowfall. While most of many other parts of Niigata region tend to have heavy snow, Niigata city itself usually has somewhat lighter.

Niigata 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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