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Comparing Sapporo to Japan’s other big cities is like playing “One of These Things is Not Like the Others.”

Sapporo is Japan’s fifth-largest city, yet it scarcely resembles the top four—Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya—in history, lifestyle and business culture. It’s the capital of Hokkaidō, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, where the geography and climate are more akin to the Rockies than the crowded, boxy, futuristic metropolises of Honshū, Japan’s main island.

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  1. Hi,
    I am looking for info on Yokohama. My husband will work there and we are trying to decide whether to live there or Tokyo.
    We are from Louisiana and I would also like to work — as a teacher. Although I plan to take Japanese classes, I would really like to be around people who speak English.

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