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The city of Nagoya is the fourth most populous city in Japan and the third largest in terms of physical size. It is located on the Pacific coast and is one of the major ports together with Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe, Osaka and Chibe. It is one of Japanís major economic centres and home to giant car makers Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi. The city has traditionally been a manufacturing powerhouse. During the first world war it became known for its machinery foundries and exports of heavy machinery. The second world war saw Nagoya focus on armament production which made it a target for allied bombing. Much of its infrastructure was flattened by allied aerial bombers. The end of war saw a period of aggressive rebuilding making the city what it is today.
The city has a population of about 2.5 million people which is made up of ethnic Japanese as the majority. There are also people of many other nationalities who live and work in Nagoya given that it is home to many multi national corporations such as Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Yamaha, NGK, Olympus Optical, Brother Industries and many more.
Like many cities in Japan, the city experiences hot and humid summers. Temperatures are at their lowest in January and at their highest in August.
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Every year in June the Atsuta Jingu Shrine Festival is held in Nagoya. It is a spectacular event where floats made from 365 lanterns are paraded and finally displayed at the east and west gates of the shrine. In addition to this, there are martial arts exhibitions, theatre and firework displays.
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Commercial direct flights from Australian cities to Nagoya are rare. However, direct flights are available to Osaka and Tokyo from Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Lord Howe, Tamworth, Perth, Hobart, Port Macquarie, Gladstone and Armidale. On average it takes 10 hours to fly to Osaka or Tokyo Sydney or Melbourne. A connecting flight from Osaka to Nagoya would typically take 1 hour 30 minutes while one from Tokyo to Nagoya would take 20 minutes. The main airlines operating direct flights from Australia cities to Tokyo and Osaka are Qantas, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand and Jetstar.