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Encyclopedia > Chiba, Chiba
Chiba City
千葉市
Location of Chiba City
Chiba City's location in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
Location
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
Physical characteristics
Area 272.08 km² (105.1 sq mi)
Population (as of 2007)
     Total 931,544
     Density 3,415.77/km² (8,846.8/sq mi)
Symbols
Tree Keyaki
Flower Nelumbo nucifera
Chiba City Hall
Mayor Keiichi Tsuruoka
Address 〒260-8722
1-1, Chiba-minato, Chūō-ku, Chiba
Phone number 043-245-5111
Official website: Chiba City

Chiba (千葉市 Chiba-shi) is the capital city of Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It is located approximately 40km east from the center of Tokyo on Tokyo Bay. Chiba City became a government designated city in 1992, and now has a population of approximately 930,000. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 734 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (981 × 801 pixel, file size: 34 KB, MIME type: image/png) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Chiba Prefecture ) is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu Island, Japan. ... In political geography and international politics, a country is a political division of a geographical entity, a sovereign territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation and government. ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... Kantō region, Japan. ... The prefectures of Japan are the countrys 47 sub-national jurisdictions: one metropolis (都 to), Tokyo; one circuit (道 dō), Hokkaidō; two urban prefectures (府 fu), Osaka and Kyoto; and 43 other prefectures (県 ken). ... Chiba Prefecture ) is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu Island, Japan. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ... Binomial name Zelkova serrata (Thunb. ... A Phalaenopsis flower Rudbeckia fulgida A flower, (<Old French flo(u)r<Latin florem<flos), also known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). ... Binomial name Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... An address is a code and abstract concept expressing the fixed location of a home, business or other building on the earths surface. ... A telephone number is a sequence of decimal digits that uniquely indicates the network termination point. ... A city ) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ... Chiba Prefecture ) is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu Island, Japan. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... Tokyo Bay from space Tokyo Bay ) is a bay in the southern Kantō region of Japan. ... A city designated by government ordinance (a designated city or Government Ordinance City (Japanese: 政令指定都市 seirei shitei toshi or 政令市 seirei shi)) is a Japanese city that has a population greater than 500,000; has important economic and industrial functions; and that is considered a major city. The classification was created by...


Chiba City is also one of the Kantō region's primary seaports, and is home to Chiba Port, which handles one of the highest volumes of cargo in the nation. Much of the city is residential, although there are many factories and warehouses located along the coast. There are several major urban centers in the city, including Makuhari, a prime waterfront business district in which Makuhari Messe is located, and Central Chiba, in which the prefectural government office and the city hall are located. Kantō region, Japan The Kantō region (Japanese: 関東地方, Kantō-chihō) is a geographical area of HonshÅ«, the largest island in Japan. ... Makuhari Messe (幕張メッセ) is a convention center in Japan located in the western region of Chiba Prefecture, close to Tokyo. ...


Chiba is famous for the Chiba Urban Monorail, the longest hanging monorail in the world, as published in the Guinness Book of World Records. Some popular destinations in the city include: Kasori Shellmound, the largest shellmound in the world at 134,000m², Inage Beach, the first artificial beach in the nation which forms part of the longest artificial beach in Japan, and the Chiba City Zoological Park, which gained popularity because of the red panda Futa, who stands with human-like posture. The Chiba Urban Monorail (千葉都市モノレール Chiba toshi monoreru) is a third-sector transportation system operating two lines. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ... Binomial name F. Cuvier, 1825 Red Panda range subspecies The Red Panda, Ailurus fulgens (shining cat, from a Latinized form of the Greek αίλουρος, ailouros, cat, and the participial form of the Latin fulgere, to shine) [1] is a mostly herbivorous mammal, slightly larger than a domestic cat (55 cm long). ...

Contents

History

The city was founded on January 1, 1921 and was designated on April 1, 1992 by government ordinance. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... A position of each city designated by government ordinance A city designated by government ordinance (a designated city or Government Ordinance City (Japanese: 政令指定都市 seirei shitei toshi or 政令市 seirei shi)) is a Japanese city that has a population greater than 500,000; has important economic and industrial functions; and that is...


In the Heian period, the first records related to the city of Chiba record the emigration of Taira Tsuneshige (平常重) to Chiba. He proclaimed himself "Chiba no Suke" (千葉介) and governed around the region we know as Chiba city today. His descendants claimed the family name of "Chiba" and continued dominance of this region until the Muromachi period. In the Kamakura period, Chiba Tsunetane (千葉常胤) helped Minamoto Yoritomo (源頼朝) establish the Kamakura Bakufu. This made the Chiba clan important in the Kamakura Bakufu. He built Inohana castle on Inohana mountain and moved his headquarters to it from Oohji castle. The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Heian Period. ... Taira Tuneshige (平常重 Taira Tsuneshige (also known as 千葉常重 Chiba Tsuneshige), March 29, 1083?-September 8, 1088?) was a bushi acting around the Kantō region in the latter period of the Heian period. ... Chiba can refer to: 1. ... The Chiba (&#21315;&#33865;) clan was a branch family descended from Chiba no Suke, son of Taira no Tadatsune. ... The Muromachi period (Japanese: 室町時代, Muromachi-jidai, also known as the Muromachi era, the Muromachi bakufu, the Ashikaga era, the Ashikaga period, or the Ashikaga bakufu) is a division of Japanese history running from approximately 1336 to 1573. ... The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Kamakura Period. ... Minamoto no Yoritomo &#28304;&#38972;&#26397; (1147 - February 9, 1199) was the founder and first shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate of Japan, from 1192 to 1199. ... This wooden Kongorikishi statue was created during the Kamakura shogunate during 14th century Japan. ... The Chiba (&#21315;&#33865;) clan was a branch family descended from Chiba no Suke, son of Taira no Tadatsune. ... This wooden Kongorikishi statue was created during the Kamakura shogunate during 14th century Japan. ...


Their power and influence declined because of wars around the Kantō region during the Nanboku-cho and Muromachi periods. In the 16th century, instead of the Chiba clan, the Hara clan, which was one of the servants of Chiba clan, wielded power in this region. In the Sengoku period, the Hara clan was forcibly removed by Yoshiaki Ashikaga (足利義明, not to be confused with 足利義昭). Then, Yoshiaki Ashikaga was also removed by the Sakai (酒井 not to be the Sakai clan in Mikawa) clan, which was one of the servants of the Satomi (里見) clan. Finally both the Chiba and Sakai clans were annihilated by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Kantō region, Japan. ... The Nanboku-cho period (Japanese: 南北朝時代, nanbokuchō-jidai, South and North courts period), also known as the Northern and Southern Courts period, spanning from 1336 to 1392, was a period that occurred during the early years of the Muromachi period of Japans history. ... The Muromachi period (Japanese: 室町時代, Muromachi-jidai, also known as the Muromachi era, the Muromachi bakufu, the Ashikaga era, the Ashikaga period, or the Ashikaga bakufu) is a division of Japanese history running from approximately 1336 to 1573. ... The Chiba (&#21315;&#33865;) clan was a branch family descended from Chiba no Suke, son of Taira no Tadatsune. ... The Chiba (&#21315;&#33865;) clan was a branch family descended from Chiba no Suke, son of Taira no Tadatsune. ... “Sengoku” redirects here. ... Ashikaga Yoshiaki (&#36275;&#21033; &#32681;&#26157; Ashikaga Yoshiaki, December 5, 1537&#8211;October 9, 1597) was the 15th, and last, shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate in Japan who reigned from 1568 to 1573. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The Satomi clan (里見氏, -shi) was a clan of samurai which claimed descent from Nitta Yoshishige (d. ... The Chiba (&#21315;&#33865;) clan was a branch family descended from Chiba no Suke, son of Taira no Tadatsune. ... This is a Japanese name; the family name is Toyotomi Toyotomi Hideyoshi ) February 2, 1536 or March 26, 1537 – September 18, 1598) was a sengoku daimyo who unified Japan. ...


In the Edo period, both the Oyumi (生実) (Morikawa (森川)) clan and the Sakura (佐倉) clan governed the region. A part of the region was governed directly by the Tokugawa Bakufu. The Oyumi clan governed their territory stably. On the other hand, according to the Sakura clan, in the beginning of the Edo period, the governor was frequently changed by various events, such as Takeda Nobuyoshi (武田信吉), Matsudaira Tadateru (松平忠輝). Ogasawara Yoshitsugu (小笠原吉次), Doi Toshikatsu (土井利勝) and so on. Finally the Hotta (堀田) clan stably governed their territory. The Edo period ), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1868. ... The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ... “Cherry Blossom” redirects here. ... The Edo period ), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1868. ... Takeda Nobuyoshi (武田 信吉 October 18, 1583- October 15, 1603) was a daimyo in the Edo period. ... Tokugawa Tadateru (1598-1683) Tokugawa Tadateru, the sixth son of the famed shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu. ... Doi Toshikatsu (土井利勝)(1573-1644) was a top-ranking official in Japans Tokugawa shogunate during its early decades, and one of the chief advisors to the second Tokugawa shogun, Hidetada. ...

Building of Chiba Prefectural government and Chiba Urban Monorail
Street of Makuhari that lines along sea with hotel
Street of Makuhari that lines along sea with hotel

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Wards

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Chūō-ku
Hanamigawa-ku
Inage-ku
Midori-ku
Mihama-ku
Wakaba-ku

Chiba has six wards (ku): Chūō-ku ) is a ward in and the administrative center of the city of Chiba in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ... Mihama-ku (美浜区) is home to mostly residential neighborhoods. ... A ku (&#21306;), translated as ward, is a district in a large Japanese city. ...

  • Chūō-ku
  • Hanamigawa-ku
  • Inage-ku
  • Midori-ku
  • Mihama-ku
  • Wakaba-ku

Chūō-ku ) is a ward in and the administrative center of the city of Chiba in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ... Mihama-ku (美浜区) is home to mostly residential neighborhoods. ...

Demographics

As of March 2007, the city has an estimated population of 931,544 and a density of 3,423.79 persons per km². The total area is 272.08 km². There were 19,135 registered foreign residents in the city as of March 31, 2007, making up for about 2% of the total population. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Chiba in fiction

  • William Gibson used a futuristic Chiba as one of the main settings for his novel Neuromancer, also referred in some of his other stories.
  • In MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, Chiba is the name of a Kuritan JumpShip.
  • In Jamiroquai's song Space Cowboy, Chiba is mentioned in the lyrics.

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Sports

Chiba is home to several professional sports teams:

Club Sport League Venue Established
Chiba Lotte Marines Baseball Pacific League Chiba Marine Stadium 1950
JEF United Ichihara Chiba Football J. League Ichihara Rinkai Studium
Fukuda Denshi Arena
1946

The Chiba Lotte Marines ) are a professional baseball team in Japans Pacific League. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... The Pacific League (パシフィック・リーグ Pashifikku Riigu) is one of Japans two major professional baseball leagues (the other is the Central League). ... Chiba Marine Stadium is a stadium in Chiba, Japan. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... JEF United Ichihara Chiba ) is a football (soccer) club that plays in J. League. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... The Japan Professional Football League ), or J.LEAGUE ), is the top professional football (soccer) league in Japan and one of the most successful leagues in Asian club football. ... Ichihara Rinkai Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Ichihara, Japan. ... Fukuda Denshi Arena(Japanese:フクダ電子アリーナ)is Football stadiam in Chiba, Japan. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Sister cities

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Transportation

Air

Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport are the closest major airports. Narita International Airport ) (IATA: NRT, ICAO: RJAA) is an international airport located in Narita, Chiba, Japan, in the eastern portion of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Tokyo International Airport ) (IATA: HND, ICAO: RJTT), located in Ota, Tokyo, Japan, is one of the two primary airports serving the Greater Tokyo Area. ...


Rail

Chiba Station
Chiba Station

The Chiba Urban Monorail runs through Chiba City. The major intercity railway stations are Chiba Station , (Sobu Line, Sotobo Line, Uchibo Line, Sobu Main Line, Narita Line, transfer for Chiba Urban Monorail) , Keisei Chiba Station (Keisei Chiba Line), and Soga Station , (Keiyo Line , Sotobo Line, Uchibo Line) all in Chūō-ku. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 451 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Chiba, Chiba Chiba Station ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 451 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Chiba, Chiba Chiba Station ... The Chiba Urban Monorail (千葉都市モノレール Chiba toshi monoreru) is a third-sector transportation system operating two lines. ... Platforms of Chiba Station, Lines toward Narita and Sakura curve away on the left, Uchibo and Togane lines on the right Chiba Station (千葉駅 Chiba-eki) is a railway station located in Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ... S&#333;bu Main Line (&#32207;&#27494;&#26412;&#32218; S&#333;bu-honsen) is a railway line between Tokyo and the east coast of Chiba Prefecture, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company. ... Sotobō Line ) is a railway line operated by the East Japan Railway Company along the Pacific Ocean, on the Eastern shore of the Bōsō Peninsula. ... Uchibō Line ) is a railway line operated by the East Japan Railway Company along Tokyo Bay, on the Western shore of the Bōsō Peninsula. ... S&#333;bu Main Line (&#32207;&#27494;&#26412;&#32218; S&#333;bu-honsen) is a railway line between Tokyo and the east coast of Chiba Prefecture, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company. ... The Narita Line (成田線 Narita-sen) is a name used by three railway lines located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ... Soga station ) is a train station located in Imai 2-chome, Chūō-ku, Chiba and operated by the East Japan Railway Company and the Keiyō Rinkai Railway Company. ... Keiyo Line The Keiyō Line ) is a railroad that connects Tokyo Station in Tokyo, Japan and Soga Station in the city of Chiba, in Chiba Prefecture. ... Sotobō Line ) is a railway line operated by the East Japan Railway Company along the Pacific Ocean, on the Eastern shore of the Bōsō Peninsula. ... Uchibō Line ) is a railway line operated by the East Japan Railway Company along Tokyo Bay, on the Western shore of the Bōsō Peninsula. ...


Road

The Higashi-Kantō Expressway ) is an expressway in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... Narita (Japanese: &#25104;&#30000;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Kashima is the name of several places: Kashima, Ibaraki Kashima, Kagoshima Kashima, Kumamoto Kashima, Saga Kashima, Shimane Kashima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Kashima, Ibaraki. ... The Tateyama Expressway (館山自動車道 Tateyama-jidōshadō) is an expressway in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ... Kisarazu (&#26408;&#26356;&#27941;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ...

Trivia

  • Ryuta Kawashima was born in Chiba in 1959.
  • Kasori Shellmound is the largest shellmound in the world, and Chiba City has the highest concentration of shellmounds in the world.
  • The Chiba Urban Monorail is the longest hanging monorail in the world.
  • The average life expectancy for men in Chiba City is the longest in the nation.
  • Makuhari Messe of Mihama Ward, which opened in 1989, was the first convention center in Japan.
  • The city is home to the longest artificial beach in the nation, at a length of 4,320m.
  • Chiba's specialty is "rakkasei," or peanuts.
  • Aiba Masaki of Arashi is from Chiba.

Ryūta Kawashima Kawashima as he appears in Brain Age Prof. ... Makuhari Messe (幕張メッセ) is a convention center in Japan located in the western region of Chiba Prefecture, close to Tokyo. ... Aiba Masaki (相葉雅紀) is a Japanese actor and musician. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

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