New York, which started as a small Dutch colony in the 17th century, has grown to be the center of the world's economic, government, cultural, art and media industries. The name "New York" comes from the time when the region was claimed away from the Dutch and named in honor of King Charles II's brother, the Duke of York.
After the civil war, New York was elevated to the status of one of the business capitals of the world due in large part to the prominent number of millionaires who resided there. The city acted as a gateway for the world's immigrants during the latter half of the 19th century. To this day, it still harbors immigrants from cultures all over the world.
New York boasts the largest population of any city in America, and is one of the world's most densely populated cities. It is considered an important hub of business, both international and domestic.
As expected of a global metropolis, there are plenty of sights to be seen. The Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Wall Street, the Empire State Building, Central Park, the museums and Broadway, not to mention the numerous events. It is the city that never sleeps, a world hub of information, whose charm and power can be felt firsthand.
Uncharacteristic of the rest of the United States, New York has an extensive transportation system.
Featuring prominently among New York's airports is JFK International Airport, followed by Laguardia, and New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport, which features direct flights to Japan.
New York's subway ranks as one of the world's oldest. With lines running from each of the four biggest sections of New York nearly 24 hours a day, it is a unique transportation system just taking into consideration the length of the lines and the number of stations it boasts. There are also lines meant for commuting that run from the suburbs, as well as a long-distance Amtrak line.
New York feels the effects of the collision of warm fronts from the south and cold fronts from the north. It is a place of hot and humid 25-30 degree Summers, and 3-5 degree Winters that see plenty of rain and snowfall. It is said that both seasons are relatively comfortable within the city, but on the outskirts and in the suburbs, snowfall in Autumn and hot Summers are not unheard of.
There are no shortage of famous locales in New York, such as China Town, Little Italy, Harlem, the artist's havens: Greenwich Village, SOHO, Chelsea, the fashionable Upper West Side, the pricey Upper East Side, the heart of the financial sector: downtown's Wall Street, the United Nations in midtown, the many advertising and publishing firms, Fifth Avenue and Madison Square Garden and Broadway-- New York has it all.
There are plenty of restaurants from many different cultures and countries, not limited to Japan.
Due to the sheer multitude of Japanese companies in the area, there are a plethora of positions available, many of which are in accounting and finance. Sales and support, as well as IT/Help Desk positions are also readily available.