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Encyclopedia > Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Kawasaki City
川崎市
Location
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Kanagawa Prefecture
Physical characteristics
Area 144.35 km²
Population (as of March 2006)
     Total 1,330,309
     Density 9,216/km²
Location 35°31′N 139°42′E / 35.517, 139.7Coordinates: 35°31′N 139°42′E / 35.517, 139.7
Symbols
Tree Camellia
Flower Azalea

Symbol of Kawasaki City
Kawasaki City Hall
Mayor Takao Abe
Address 〒210-8577
Kawasaki-shi,
Kawasaki-ku, Miyamoto-cho 1
Phone number 044-200-2111
Official website: Kawasaki City

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Kawasaki (川崎市 Kawasaki-shi?) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. Kawasaki can refer to: Kawasaki, Kanagawa - a Japanese city located between Tokyo and Yokohama Kawasaki Heavy Industries - a Japanese company producing transport-related equipment including motorcycles Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha - is a Japanese transport company whose main area of operations is international shipping Kawasaki, Fukuoka - a Japanese town in Fukuoka Prefecture... A city ) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of HonshÅ«, Japan. ...


It is sandwiched between Tokyo and Yokohama to form part of Greater Tokyo, the most populous urban area on earth. The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... For a tire company, known by Yokohama Tyre, see Yokohama Rubber Company. ... The Greater Tokyo Area (東京都市圏 Tōkyō-toshiken), also the Tokyo-Yokohama area, is a large metropolitan area in Japan consisting of the metropolis of Tokyo and the prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama. ...

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History

The city was founded on July 1, 1924 and was designated on April 1, 1972 by government ordinance. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 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...


Geography

Kawasaki occupies a belt of land stretching about 30km along the south bank of the Tama River, which divides it from Tokyo prefecture, with the city of Yokohama immediately to the south. Tama River, in a Landsat photo of the Tokyo area The Tama River (&#22810;&#25705;&#24029;, &#12383;&#12414;&#12364;&#12431;, tama-gawa) is a major river in and near Tokyo in Honshu, Japan. ... For a tire company, known by Yokohama Tyre, see Yokohama Rubber Company. ...


The eastern end of the belt is flat, and much of it consists of heavily industrialised and densely built working-class areas, centered around JR Kawasaki Station. The reclaimed coastline of Tokyo Bay is occupied by vast heavy chemical industry complexes at the heart of the Keihin Industrial Area. Kawasaki Station is a railway station in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. ... Tokyo Bay from space Tokyo Bay ) is a bay in the southern Kantō region of Japan. ... The Keihin region (keihin chihō 京浜地方) consists of the Japanese cities Tōkyō and Yokohama. ...


In contrast, its western suburbs occupy an area of hills known as Tama Hills and are mostly pleasant, often newly developed residential areas for people commuting to Tokyo. Shin-Yurigaoka station on the Odakyu line serves as the regional hub of the western half of the city. Tama Hills is an area of hills stretching across southwest Tokyo and northeast Kanagawa Prefecture in the Kanto Plain on Honshu, Japan. ... Shin-Yurigaoka Station (新百合ヶ丘駅)is a station in Odakyu Odawara Line and Odakyu Tama Line. ... The Odakyū Odawara Line ) is the Odakyū Electric Railways main section of railway line in Japan. ...


Despite its status as the 8th most populated city in Japan, it is often seen to lack an identity (and certainly a true city centre) of its own, due to the fact that it is effectively part of the huge Tokyo-Yokohama conurbation.


Transport

The railway network around Kawasaki (northeast area in this map)
The railway network around Kawasaki (northeast area in this map)

Only one railway line links the east and western ends of Kawasaki city (JR Nambu Line), whereas a multitude of train lines traverse the city north to south, making access to central Tokyo much more convenient than travel within Kawasaki itself. A subway line is planned between Kawasaki station in the east and Shin-Yurigaoka in the west. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Categories: Stub | Railway lines of Japan ...


The Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line, a bridge-tunnel across Tokyo Bay, connects Kawasaki and the city of Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture. Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line (bridge) The Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line (東京湾アクアライン) is a bridge-tunnel across Tokyo Bay in Japan. ... A log bridge in the French Alps near Vallorcine. ... A disused railway tunnel now converted to pedestrian and bicycle use, near Houyet, Belgium A tunnel is an underground passage. ... Kisarazu (&#26408;&#26356;&#27941;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Chiba Prefecture ) is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu Island, Japan. ...


Wards

Kawasaki has seven wards (ku): A ku (&#21306;), translated as ward, is a district in a large Japanese city. ...

  • Asao-ku
  • Kawasaki-ku
  • Miyamae-ku
  • Nakahara-ku
  • Saiwai-ku
  • Takatsu-ku
  • Tama-ku

Asao-ku (麻生区) is a ward of Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. ... Kawasaki-ku, or Kawasaki Ward, lies on the eastern edge of Kawasaki City, nestled against the mouth of the Tama River and Tokyo Bay. ... Miyamae-ku is a ward of Kawasaki, Japan, which was separated from Takatsu-ku in 1982. ... Nakahara-ku (ward) is one of the seven wards that make up the city of Kawasaki. ... Saiwai-ku (幸区) is one of the seven wards (ku) which make up the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Takatsu-ku (高津区) is a ward of Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. ... A symbol of Kawasaki-shi Temple at Kawasaki. ...

Demographics

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 1,290,426 and the density of 9,042.93 persons per km². The total area is 142.70 km². 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density by country, 2006 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. ...


Places of interest

  • Kawasaki Daishi - the 2nd most visited temple in the Kantō area.
  • Nihon Minka-en - a park with a collection of 20 minka, or traditional farmhouses, from various areas in Japan.
  • Koreatown - eastern Kawasaki has the 2nd largest concentration of Koreans in Japan after Osaka. In 1997 it became the first municipality to allow non-Japanese nationals to take civil service employment.

Kantō region, Japan. ... Traditional houses at Nihon Minka-en Nihon Minka-en ) is a park in the Ikuta Ryokuchi ) Park of Tama-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Minka (born September 7, 1970) is the stage name of a big-bust model, stripper and pornographic actress. ... Koreatown (Korean: 코리아타운) is a term to describe the Korean ethnic enclave within a city or metropolitan area. ... Zainichi (在日) is short for Zainichi Chōsenjin (Koreans/Choson people in Japan, 在日朝鮮人, 재일조선인) or Zainichi Kankokujin (South Koreans in Japan, 在日韓国人, 재일한국인), meaning the Korean residents of Japan. ... Osaka )   is a city in Japan, located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of HonshÅ«. The city is the capital of Osaka Prefecture. ...

Industries

Kawasaki has several factories and development bases of the companies of heavy indusry (e.g., JFE Group, Nippon Oil Corporation) and high technology (Fujitsu, NEC Corporation, Toshiba). JFE Group is a corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... ENEOS The Nippon Oil Corporation (NOC; 新日本石油 Shin Nihon Sekiyu in Japanese) (TYO: 5001) is a Japanese oil company. ... For the district in Saga, Japan, see Fujitsu, Saga. ... NEC Corporation (Jp. ... Toshiba Corporations headquarters (Center) in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo Toshiba Corporation sales by division for year ending March, 31 2005 Toshiba Corporation ) (TYO: 6502 ) is a multinational high technology electrical and electronics manufacturing firm, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ...


Twin cities

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External links

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  • (English) Official website
  • (Japanese) Official website
  • Kawasaki travel guide from Wikitravel
Shadow picture of Kanagawa Prefecture Kanagawa Prefecture
Cities
Atsugi | Ayase | Chigasaki | Ebina | Fujisawa | Hadano | Hiratsuka | Isehara | Kamakura | Kawasaki | Minamiashigara | Miura | Odawara | Sagamihara | Yamato | Yokohama (capital) | Yokosuka | Zama | Zushi
Districts
Aiko | Ashigarakami | Ashigarashimo | Koza | Miura | Naka | Tsukui
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit

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Kawasaki, Kanagawa Information (226 words)
Kawasaki is located at the mouth of the Tama River.
Despite its status as the 8th most populated city in Japan, it is often seen to lack an identity (and certainly a true city centre) of its own, due to the fact that it is effectively part of the huge Tokyo-Yokohama conurbation.
Kawasaki is Twined with the cities of Sheffield, UK, and Wollongong, Australia.
Kawasaki, Kanagawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (246 words)
Kawasaki is located at the mouth of the Tama River.
The Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line, a bridge-tunnel across Tokyo Bay, connects Kawasaki and the city of Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture.
Kawasaki is Twined with the cities of Sheffield, UK, and Wollongong, Australia.
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