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Encyclopedia > Akishima, Tokyo

Akishima (昭島市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... View of Tokyos Shibuya district Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace. ...


As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 109,427 and the density of 6,314.31 persons per km². The total area is 17.33 km². 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


The city was founded on May 1, 1954. May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The name of the city consists of one character from each of its predecessors. Akishima is the result of the merger of the town of Showa (昭和) and the village of Haijima (拝島 Shōwa). The first character contributes the "Aki" to the name, and it's the first character from Showa. That character has multiple pronunciations. Aki is the kun'yomi; shō is the on'yomi. The second character is the "shima" and comes from Haijima, where its pronunciation is slightly different due to rendaku. The characters for Kanji, lit. ... The characters for Kanji, lit. ... Rendaku (連濁, lit. ...


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Districts and Subprefectures: Nishitama District | Hachijō Subprefecture | Miyake Subprefecture | Ogasawara Subprefecture | Ōshima Subprefecture

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Akishima, Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (150 words)
Akishima (昭島市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan.
As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 109,427 and the density of 6,314.31 persons per km².
Akishima is the result of the merger of the town of Showa (昭和) and the village of Haijima (拝島 Shōwa).
Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3588 words)
Tokyo was already the nation's political, economic, and cultural center, and the emperor's residence made it a de facto imperial capital as well with the former Edo Castle becoming the Imperial Palace.
Tokyo is also part of the Greater Tokyo Area, by far the world's most populous metropolitan region, which includes the surrounding prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama, and Chiba.
Tokyo was rated by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the most expensive (highest cost-of-living) city in the world for 14 years in a row ending in 2006.
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