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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.
Soka is a city located in Saitama, Japan. As of 2006, the city has an estimated population of 238,361 and the density of 8,692.96 persons per square kilometers and total area is 27.42 square kilometers.
The city was founded on November 1, 1958. Situated in the southeast corner of Saitama Prefecture, Soka is surrounded to the east by the cities of Yashio, Misato and Yoshikawa, and to the west by Kawaguchi. To the north is Koshigaya City and to the south Adachi City of Metropolitan Tokyo.
Soka, once a peaceful agricultural area surrounded by water and greenery, lies in the Nakagawa-ayase basin, an area referred to as the Nakagawa-teichi district. This alluvial plain spreads over the central part of the Kanto Plain. As a result of urbanization, the once abundant greenery and clean water was adversely affected. Now, Soka is promoting a town of greenery and water based on history and the natural features of the area.
Creation of areas of greenery reflecting the changes of the four seasons, and the restoration of waterways and environs is being advanced. On November 1 of the 33rd year of the Showa Era Soka was incorporated as a city with a population of 34,878. Following this, rapid population expansion and urbanization took hold due to strong economic growth which was fueled by its proximity to Tokyo.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Soka enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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