- Sasebo, Nagasaki
Infobox City Japan
CityHallLink= [http://www.city.sasebo.nagasaki.jp/ City of Sasebo]
nihongo|Sasebo|佐世保市|Sasebo-shi is a city located in
Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.As of 2006, the city has an estimated populationof 258,324 and the density of 709.91 persons per km². The total area is 363.88 km². The city was founded on April 1, 1902.
A base of the US Navy,
U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, is located in Sasebo. Some parts of the base are shared with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Adjacent to the naval base is the [http://www.ssk-sasebo.co.jp/ssk/us/home/index.html Sasebo Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.] shipyard. Sasebo Stationis the westernmost station in the JR passenger train system. The order to attack Pearl Harborwas broadcast from the Harioradio facility in Sasebo.
The city was the site of the
A planned merger of municipalities will be implemented around March 31, 2010; the Kitamatsuura District municipalities of Emukae and Shikamachi will merge into Sasebo.http://www.kokudo.or.jp/new/cities/sub/kyusyu/42.htm]
Points of interest
Huis Ten Bosch (theme park)
Sasebo Zoological Park and Botanical Garden
* [http://www.sasebo99.com/english/sasebo_sight/spot/saikaibashi/index.html ShinSakai Bridge] is a place where one can see many exciting whirlpools.
* [http://www.city.sasebo.nagasaki.jp/ Sasebo official website] in Japanese
* [http://www.sasebo99.com/english/sasebo_sight/spot/index.html Sasebo Tourist Information site] in English
* [http://saigonnezumi.com/?page_id=203 Modern Pictures of Sasebo] in English
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