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Nagasaki (pop. 407,000) is one of the most well-known Japanese cities for Westerners. That is where the first Europeans arrived in the 16th century, but also the only port that remained open to foreign trade during Japan's two-and-a-half centuries of seclusion. Finally, it is where the second...
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Nagaoka-kyō (長岡京) – the capital of Japan from 784 to 794 (after Nara, before Kyoto). Nagaoka-kyō (長岡京) was the capital of Japan from 784 to 794. Its location was reported as Otokuni District, Yamashiro Province, and Nagaokakyō, Kyoto, which took its name from the capital. Parts of the capital...
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