City Facts:

Population: 1,965,433
Metro Area: Sapporo, 2.6 million
Only major city on Hokkaido island

Sapporo, the fifth-largest city in Japan, is the political, cultural, and economic center of the northernmost part of the country. Built virtually from the ground up in the late 1800s by order of the national government, the city developed with significant American influence on its agricultural economy, academic institutions, and urban planning. Hokkaido, the island and prefecture of which Sapporo is the capital, enjoys considerable brand influence within Japan and supplies much of the country’s agricultural and marine products.


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