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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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Japanese-knife specialists Kamikoto have followed in the tradition of Japan's cutlery excellence, launching a new series of steel knives that follow the timeless heritage of handcrafted Niigata metal knives.
Longtime market leader in all-electric injection presses Niigata will introduce two new machines to the market at NPE2015.
JR East) celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Joetsu Shinkansen Line with a special bullet train service Saturday from Niigata to Tokyo, using one of JR's latest E5 series trains that normally run on the Tohoku line.
5 reactor at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture will be suspended for scheduled checkups in the early hours of Wednesday, leaving only one out of a total of 17 reactors run by Tokyo Electric Power Co.
Japan: Heavy rains claimed their first victim in Japan on Saturday and others were missing as floods saw nearly half a million people being urged to leave the central Niigata region and tsunami-hit Fukushima.
NAGOYA G v A NIIGATA 11am FORMER Yugoslavia midfielder Dragan Stojkovic enhanced his managerial reputation by leading Grampus Eight to the Japanese title last year and he can steer them closer to the current leading pack by presiding over a home win against out-of-form Albirex Niigata tonight, writes Dan Childs.
Prime Minister Taro Aso visited the site Saturday in Niigata Prefecture where a Japanese national was believed to have been abducted by North Korean agents in 1977, making him the first premier to do so.
New clamping, injection, and screw designs enhance the new MD-S6000 series of all-electric machines introduced by Niigata Machine Techno Co.
However, on a recent trip to Japan, it was evident that even the Japanese recognize that the very best sakes come from the Niigata Prefecture on Japan's west coast.
The quake jolted Niigata prefecture and other areas in central Japan, but no tsunami warnings were issued, the agency said.
AN EARTHQUAKE of magnitude six on the Japanese scale rocked central Niigata Prefecture, on the coast of the Sea of Japan, on October 23.
Imperial couple visit Niigata to encourage quake survivors