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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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Several new machine developments were unveiled at an open house last month at Niigata Machine Techno Co.
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.
has assigned a Aa3 rating to the domestic bond issued by Niigata Prefecture.
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.
Local governments in the central province of Niigata and tsunami-hit Fukushima issued the guidance after the national weather agency urged citizens to be on maximum alert against more flooding and mudslides.
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.
TO), a Japan-based electric utility company, is adding a total of 373 megawatts of gas-fired power generating capacity at its power stations in Niigata prefecture, by July 2013.
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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.
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.