- a seaport on NW Honshu, in central Japan.
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One finds in Niigata a Manchester-like spirit of business enterprise.
At present also he connects with the Niigata Orphanage and various other philanthropic bodies.Pipefuls
Our orders directed a stop at a port called Niigata, on the west coast of Nippon.From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life
Captain A. T. Mahan
Fourteen million bushels of rice are produced on the flats of Niigata prefecture, which grows more rice than any other.
- 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)