TRADITIONAL MEDICINE IN TOYAMA CITY - JAPAN
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Toyama prefecture is located near the center of Japan and is approximately the same distance from the three largest cities of Japan-Tokyo,Nagoya,and Osaka. Toyama's pharmaceutical tradition has a more than 300 years history. As it is located on the Japan sea, it is facing China and has been an importer of traditional Chinese medicine knowledge which it developed through the years. There are now approximately 100 manufactures and over 100 factories in Toyama in terms of pharmaceutical products and Toyama prefecture acquires a steady reputation as Japan's medicine manufacturing base.