Shizuoka City

    Website: http://www.city.shizuoka.jp/

    Prefecture: Shizuoka

    Population (Prefectural): 3.6 million

    GDP (Prefectural): 16.5 trillion yen

    Candidate Site: Nihondaira

    Main IR Assets: The area sits along the Pacific Ocean coastline with a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji. It is also within reasonable distance of both the Kanto and Kansai regions.

    Key Proponent: Former Mayor Shingo Amano

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