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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.
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(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)
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(ˈni iˈgɑ tɑ)

a seaport on NW Honshu, in central Japan. 486,000
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According to the letter of complaint and police sources, Kazama approached the student, saying, ''You, overstayer,'' near JR Niigata Station at around 10:30 p.m.
Where extreme accuracy is needed for molding small parts such as electronic connectors and bobbins, Niigata Engineering Co.
Local municipalities on Monday urged Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates a nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture, to probe the cause of a minor fire Saturday night at the facility and prevent a recurrence.
Bullet train operations were suspended for about three hours Sunday afternoon on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line between Echigoyuzawa and Nagaoka stations in Niigata Prefecture due to electricity failure, East Japan Railway Co.
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Wednesday he renewed his resolve to improve ties with Pyongyang following a reunion in Niigata Prefecture of five Japanese victims of North Korean abductions.
Two Japanese crested ibises hatched through artificial means last spring at a bird sanctuary on Sadogashima Island on the Sea of Japan off Niigata were shipped to China and arrived in Shanghai on Wednesday, sanctuary officials said.
A group of Chinese filed a lawsuit Tuesday demanding the Japanese government and a harbor transport company in Niigata on the Sea of Japan coast pay about 175 million yen in compensation for forcing them to labor in Japan during World War II, their lawyers said.
Niigata offers its so-called MIRS (Multiple Injection Rate System) as an option on its NN-MI series injection presses from 35 to 500 tons.
Hiroshi Aida, the mayor of Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, showed willingness Wednesday to approve the resumption of the No.
Heavy snowfall hit Sea of Japan coastal areas Thursday, causing power failures at 697,200 households in the Kinki region and at 650,000 in Niigata Prefecture as well as paralyzing railway transportation.
Cathay Pacific is giving customers more reasons to jet to Japan this winter with the addition of two extra seasonal routes - a new service to Niigata and the return of flights to Tokushima.