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Between the mountain massifs of Oó and the Pacific Ocean coast, the city of Sendai, the capital of Japans Maijai Prefecture, has spread out. The eastern part of the citys territory lies on a level terrain. The hilly uplands occupy the center of the Sanday. The highest point of the city is at Mount Fountainagate. There are many hot springs on the citys land. ×The Syndae River carries its waters through Syndae.

The citys history dates back to 1600. At the dawn of the 17th century, the first buildings of the city were laid by Datály Maasányi (the military leader). As a result of the March 2011 earthquake on the coast of the Honshu Island and the Zunami attack, the city was severely destroyed. Citizens died as a result of the disaster. At the time, storms near the Sanday coast were 10 meters high.

The area of the city and its environs is under moderate climatic conditions. Typically, the rainy season starts on the cusp of June and July. Most of the people in the city are not close to the metro stations. A small percentage of the population of Sendai is foreigners.

For over 400 years, the city has developed as the cultural and educational center of Japan. The most famous institutions of higher learning are the Metallurgical Institute and the Tôhokgu University, founded in 1907. At first, there were only a few faculties within its walls – engineering and medicine. But soon other departments opened here. The founding director of the Metallurgical Institute was Dr. Honda Cotaro. The school is considered the oldest of the seven institutions.

One of the famous historical monuments is the mausoleum of Duke Datay. It was not long ago that the structure was renovated. Next to the Princes family church is a magnificent park with an assortment of roses of different varieties. The national treasure is the Osaka Hachimiya National Sanctuary, which dates from the early 17th century. Every year in the first decade of August, the city hosts the largest traditional festival, the Tananabata Festival, a celebration of the stars dedicated to the legend of Tchakkaicha and Wolopasa.

100 USD = 13,573.60 JPY

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  • Air quality: 47 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Ambiguous
  • Population: 1,100,000 people
  • GDP: $38,640 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 27 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Soft Bank
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: Overall, tipping in Japan is not customary. The Japanese culture is one that is firmly rooted in dignity, respect, and hard work. As such, good service is considered the standard and tips are viewed as unnecessary.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: Line Taxi
  • Best coworking space: Regus
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best short-haul air carrier: All Nippon Airlines
  • Best intl air carrier: Japan Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1500
  • Monthly costs for family: $3900
  • Monthly costs for local: $1100
  • Meal: $6.5
  • Small Cola: $1.1
  • Beer 1 Pint: $6.5
  • Coffee: $4

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