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Kochi, Japan

Kochi is capital of Kochi prefecture on the scenic southern coast of Shikoku Island of Japan. The city originally was built around Kochi castle, from which Kochi gets its name. The city grew into an industrial town in the 20th centrury, and much of it was bombed in World War II. Its strong commercial status has been regained, but Kochi also is known for its beautiful natural areas.