Location: central Hokkaido, Japan
|Population||Area||Administrative Organization||Budget (CNY)||Educational Institutions||Climate||Establishment of Sister City Relations|
1 Branch Office
|JPY 18,837 million,||Elementary 7/Middle 4/High 1||Temperate Climate||1997. 7.18|
Formerly a coalfield region. Ever since the Japanese government decided to rationalize the coal industry, the city has been developing tourism and industries that can make use of the closed-down mines.
Medical Institutions: 16 / Welfare Facilities: 3 / Cultural and Sports Facilities: 11