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Sapporo



Introduction of Sapporo
Capital city of Hokkaido prefecture on HokkaidoIsland , 177 mi NE of the port of Hakodate. TheJapanese government founded Sapporo in 1871 as acenter for development of the island , and today it isone of Japan's most rapidly growing urban centers. Itis the site of well-known botanical gardens and ofHokkaido University, founded in 1918. Its cold and snowy climate made it an ideal choice for the 1972Winter Olympic Games.Capital city of Hokkaido prefecture on HokkaidoIsland , 177 mi NE of the port of Hakodate. TheJapanese government founded Sapporo in 1871 as acenter for development of the island , and today it isone of Japan's most rapidly growing urban centers. Itis the site of well-known botanical gardens and ofHokkaido University, founded in 1918. Its cold and snowy climate made it an ideal choice for the 1972Winter Olympic Games.

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