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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.
Oita is the capital city of Oita Prefecture on the Kyushu island of Japan. As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 441,270 and the density of 1,223 persons square kilometers. The total area is 360.84 square kilometers. Outside of the city, nearby scenery includes seaside fishing villages, Takasaki-yama Mountain inhabited by monkeys, towns renowned for onsen and mountain plateaus. The total area of the city is of 360.84 square kilometers, population as of 2003 is 441,270.
Taking a stroll through Oita, one feels the legacy of history flowing for hundreds of years. While preserving and protecting the cultural assets which validate this legacy, Oita also endeavors to incorporate these resources into area development. Through designating items as cultural assets, excavating for archaeological treasures, continuing traditions, and preserving historical sites, Oita continues to develop as a city vitalizing nature and history.
Oita City is blessed by a rich natural environment with wide open fields of colorful vegetation, livestock, rice paddies, persimmons, fruit trees and vegetables lying between the surrounding mountains. Within Oita City, downstream from the Ono and Oita rivers, there are fertile open fields with abundant water and rich soil. The area of Wasada is well known for rice and wheat. In Dainam and Tsurusaki farmers are developing a system which allows sensitive plants such as leeks, Japanese basil, clover and parsley to flourish.

It 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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