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 (nē′ē-gä′tə, -tä)
A city of northwest Honshu, Japan, on the Sea of Japan north-northwest of Tokyo. It is a leading port with a major chemical industry.


(Placename) a port in central Japan, on NW Honshu at the mouth of the Shinano River: the chief port on the Sea of Japan. Pop: 514 678 (2002 est)


(ˈni iˈgɑ tɑ)

a seaport on NW Honshu, in central Japan. 486,000
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The company worked on the Sapparo Domeand the Nigata Stadium, both FIFA approved venues, and they have developed a large range of new technologies related to seating and the movement of surfaces which could be applicable to Qatar's preparations for 2022.
Jamco, which ships the galleys from Yokohama port after making them at a plant in Murakami, Nigata, in northwest Japan, said production was unaffected, but delivery could be hampered by gasoline supplies and higher prices.
Earlier when US ambassador arrived Ghazi Airbase to undertake visit of flood hit areas in KPP, Brig Babar Farooqi and Colonel Hamid on behalf of Pakistan army and Brig Nigata on behalf of US forces gave him briefing with respect to relief operation.
Address for correspondence: Asami Sasaki, Division of Health and Nutrition, 471 Ebigase, Higashi-Ku, Nigata City, Nigata 950-8680, Japan; email: asammy@unii.
But its domestic plants, currently suffering disruption from the recent Nigata earthquake, are running near full capacity to fill orders for the popular Civic, CR-V and Fit models overseas.
Recently Sanyo was forced to lay off 3,000 workers of its semi conductor factory in Nigata, Japan damaged by earthquake.
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Everton's Danish star will be at the heart of his country's midfield when the two nations clash in Nigata.
A man from the UK was arrested for touting in Nigata, Japan at the weekend.
Skipper Steve Staunton was overjoyed at the result - but preached caution as Irish fans filtered noisly into the streets of Nigata to celebrate.
GENTLE ON MY MIND: The things the locals will do to earn a few extra yen; I AM HERE: Nigata stadium where I met a tall Japanese policeman.