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Why Nagoya?

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The metropolis of Nagoya, central Japan’s biggest city with a population of 2,250,000. Originally a castle town built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, Nagoya is admired as a global manufacturing city with a legacy of traditional culture and craftsmanship. Inside the city are sites that preserve early-modern Samurai culture, such as Nagoya Castle and the Tokugawa Art Museum, as well as numerous open-to-the-public production facilities that spring from the city’s culture of manufacturing. At the same time, Nagoya has garnered great interest for its unique food culture, and the city’s commercial districts are home to a bustling multitude of restaurants that serve Nagoya-meshi. The source of Nagoya’s energy seems to be its penchant for unique ideas represented in its food culture, and a passion for manufacturing. Nagoya’s charm can be found in how completely different it is from other cities.

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