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Encyclopedia > Nerima, Tokyo
Nerima
練馬区
Location
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Physical characteristics
Area 48.16 km²
Population (as of 2005)
     Total 686,237
     Density 14,279/km²
Symbols
Nerima City Hall
Official website: Nerima
Location of Nerima-ku in Tokyo.
Location of Nerima-ku in Tokyo.

Nerima (練馬区 Nerima-ku?) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. In English, it calls itself Nerima City. In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... 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). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday 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. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1440x801, 42 KB) Summary Made from merging Image:Carte Nerima-ku fr. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1440x801, 42 KB) Summary Made from merging Image:Carte Nerima-ku fr. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Map of mainland Tokyo showing the twenty-three special wards in (yellow). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Nerima has a sister-city relationship with Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. Nerima Gardens in Ipswich commemorates the tie. Nerima also has a similar link to Haidian District, Beijing, People's Republic of China. Ipswich is a city and Local Government Area situated on the Bremer River in South East Queensland, Australia. ... Haidian District (Simplified Chinese: 海淀区 (officially), 海甸区 (alternatively), Hanyu Pinyin: Hǎidiàn Qū) is a district of the municipality of Beijing. ...   (Chinese:  ; Pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...


As of January 1, 2006, the ward has an estimated population of 686,237 (314,248 households), and a density of 14279 persons per km². 12,114 foreign residents are registered in the ward. 17.9% of the ward's population is over the age of 65. The total area is 48.16 km². January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 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. ...

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History

The ward was founded on August 1, 1947. Prior to that time, it had been part of Itabashi. In 1952, the Japan Self-Defense Forces established a base there; the First Division of the Eastern Group of the Ground Self-Defense Force has its headquarters there. The United States Forces Japan already had a base, Grant Heights, which it returned to Japanese control in 1973. Grant Heights had been Narimasu Airfield under the Imperial Japanese Army until the end of World War II. The runway is now the main street in front of the IMA Department Store in Hikarigaoka. August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Itabashi (板橋区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... The Japan Self-Defense Forces ), or JSDF, are the military forces in Japan that were established after the end of World War II. The force has not been engaged in real combat but has been engaged in some international peacekeeping operations. ... The flag of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force ), or JGSDF, is the name of the military ground forces (army) of Japan. ... United States Forces Japan (USFJ, Japanese: 在日米軍) refers to the various divisions of the United States Armed Forces that are stationed in Japan. ... The Imperial Japanese Army (: 大日本帝國陸軍 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国陸軍 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) was the official ground based armed force of Japan from 1867 to 1945 when it was Imperial Japan. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Geography

Nerima lies at the northwestern edge of the 23 special wards of Tokyo. Its neighbors are the special wards of Itabashi (to the east), Suginami, Toshima and Nakano (to the south), as well as the cities of Musashino (to the southwest) and Nishi-Tokyo (to the west). To the north lie three cities in Saitama Prefecture: Wako, Asaka and Niiza. Itabashi (板橋区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Suginami (杉並区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Toshima (豊島区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Nakano (中野区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Musashino (武蔵野市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Location of Nishitokyo in Tokyo. ... Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県; Saitama-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ... Wakō (Japanese: 和光市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Asaka (Japanese: 朝霞市; -shi) is a city located in Japan. ... Niiza (Japanese: 新座市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan, and is essentially a suburb of the Tokyo conurbation. ...


Economy

With 3.42 km² of farms, Nerima has the most agricultural land of any of the special wards. Nerima provides 40% of the cabbage grown in Tokyo. One of the famous products of Nerima is the Nerima daikon radish. It is primarily grown for pickling. Binomial name Raphanus sativus L. Daikon (Japanese: , literally large root; Traditional Chinese: , literally white carrot; Korean: mu, literally radish), is a mild-flavored East Asian giant white radish. ...


Also in Nerima are (as of 1994) 572 factories employing about 8000 people and producing goods worth about ¥170,000,000,000. The factories are mostly small, and machinery has the largest share of production. Parts for radio and communications products are also produced in significant numbers. A large number of anime production studios are also located in Nerima, such as Toei Animation, Mushi Production, and AIC. [1] [2] The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Toei Company. ... Mushi Pro (lit. ... Anime International Company Inc. ...


Education

Public schools

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education (東京都教育委員会 Tōkyō-to Kyōiku Iinkai) manages public high schools in the metropolis of Tokyo, Japan. ...

National schools

  • Oizumi elementary school attached to Tokyo Gakugei University
  • Oizumi junior high school attached to Tokyo Gakugei University
  • Tokyo Gakugei University senior high school

Private schools

  • one elementary school
  • 3 junior high schools
  • 4 high schools

Colleges and universities

Musashi University (武蔵大学) is a university in Tokyo, Japan. ... Nihon University (日本大学; Nihon Daigaku abbreviated as 日大 Nichidai) is the largest university in Japan. ... Sophia University ) is a private university, with its main campus located in Yotsuya, an area of Tokyos Chiyoda Ward in Japan. ...

Transportation

Rail

  • Tokyo Metro
    • Yurakucho Line: Kotake Mukaihara, Hikawadai, Heiwadai, Chikatetsu Akatsuka Stations
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation
    • Oedo Line: Shin-egota (on the boundary with Nakano-ku), Nerima, Toshimaen, Nerima-Kasugacho, Hikarigaoka Stations
  • Seibu Railway
    • Ikebukuro Line: Ekoda, Sakuradai, Nerima, Nakamurabashi, Fujimidai, Nerima Takanodai, Shakujii-Koen, Ōizumi-Gakuen Stations
    • Shinjuku Line: Kami-shakujii, Musashi Seki Stations
    • Toshima Line: Nerima, Toshimaen Stations
    • Yurakucho Line: Kotake Mukaihara, Shin Sakuradai, Nerima Stations
  • Tobu Railway
    • Tōjō Main Line: Tobu Nerima and Shimo-Akatsuka Stations are on the boundary with Itabashi-ku

new Tokyo Metro sign and logo This office tower, above Tokyo Metro Ueno Station, houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Metro. ... Yurakucho Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... The Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (東京都交通局 Tōkyō-to Kōtsū-kyoku) is Tokyos public transportation authority. ... The Toei ÅŒedo Line (都営地下鉄大江戸線, Toei Chikatetsu ÅŒedo-sen) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (not the Tokyo Metro). ... Seibu Railway train in the city of Higashi Murayama, Tokyo The Seibu Railway Company, Ltd. ... Ikebukuro Station Hanno Station Hanno Station Agano Station Seibu Ikebukuro Line or Seibu Ikebukuro-sen (Japanese:西武池袋線) is one of commuting railway routes in Tokyo, Japan, heads from Tokyo for the northwest. ... The Seibu Shinjuku Line (西武新宿線, seibu shinjuku sen) is a train line owned by the private company Seibu Railway running from Seibu Shinjuku Station in Shinjuku, Tokyo to Honkawagoe Station in Saitama Prefecture. ... Tobu Railway Co. ... The Tōbu Tōjō Main Line (東上本線, Tōbu Tōjō Hon-sen) is a 75. ...

Bus

  • Kanto Bus
  • Keio Bus
  • Kokusai-Kogyo Bus
  • Seibu Bus
  • Toei Bus

Road

  • Expressways:
  • National highways:
    • Route 17 (Shin Ōmiya Bypass)
    • Route 254 (Kawagoe Kaidō)
  • Other major roads:
    • Shin-Ōme Kaidō (Prefectural Road#245)
    • Mejiro Dōri (Prefectural Road#8)
    • Hoya Kaidō (Prefectural Road#233)
    • Kan-nana (Prefectural Road#318)
    • Kan-pachi (Prefectural Road#311)
    • Nakasugi Dōri (Prefectural Road#427)
    • Senkawa Dōri (Prefectural Road#439)
    • Fuji Kaidō (Prefectural Road#441)
    • Sasame Dōri (Prefectural Road#443&68)
    • Igusa Dōri (Prefectural Road#444)

Japan Highway Public Corporation ), or JH, is a public company established to construct and manage highway networks in Japan, founded in 1956. ... The Kan-etsu Expressway ) is a divided, limited-access toll road that connects the Kantō region and the Kō-Shin-Etsu part of the Chubu region of Japan. ... The Tokyo Gaikan Expressway ) is an expressway located in Tokyo, Saitama and Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ... National Route 2 connects Osaka and Fukuoka. ... National Route 17 ) is a highway on the island of Honshū in Japan. ...

Leisure

Amusement park

  • Toshimaen

Museums

  • Ward art museum
  • Iwasaki Chihiro illustrated book museum

Parks

  • Hikarigaoka Park
  • Shakujii Park
  • Ōizumi Central Park
  • Musashiseki Park
  • Johoku Central Park (on the boundary with Itabashi-ku)

People

From Nerima

Rie Miyazawa (Miyazawa Rie, 宮沢りえ, born April 6, 1973) is an actress and singer. ... Kyogen (Japanese: 狂言 Kyōgen, literally mad words or wild speech) is a form of traditional Japanese theater. ... Oohara Reiko (大原麗子; born November 13, 1946 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress. ... [[1]Kazutoshi Sakurai] Mr. ... Mr. ... Erika Sawajiri , born April 8, 1986 in Nerima, Tokyo) is a Japanese actress and model. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mayumi Wakamura (若村麻由美 Wakamura Mayumi, born on January 3, 1967 in Nerima, Tokyo) is a Japanese actress. ... Yutaka Ozaki(尾崎豊 Yutaka Ozaki (November 29, 1965 - April 25, 1992) was a popular Japanese musician. ...

Residents

Shotaro Ishinomori (石ノ森章太郎 Ishinomori Shôtarô), (January 25, 1938- January 28, 1998) was an influential figure in manga, anime and tokusatsu who created several long-running series such as Cyborg 009 and Kamen Rider (Japans answer to Spider-Man). ... Manga-ka (漫画家) is the Japanese word for a comic artist. ... Reiji Matsumoto (松本 零士 Matsumoto Reiji) is a well-known creator of several anime and manga series. ... Mitsuru Adachi (あだち充 Adachi Mitsuru, born February 9, 1951) is a Japanese manga artist well known in Asia for baseball shōnen manga such as Touch (タッチ) or H2. ... Rumiko Takahashi Rumiko Takahashi (高橋 留美子 Takahashi Rumiko, born October 10, 1957) is a Japanese manga artist. ... Pen name Kiyohiko Azuma (あずまきよひこ Azuma Kiyohiko), real name Kiyohiko Higashi (東清彦 Higashi Kiyohiko), born May 27, 1968, is a manga artist. ...

Nerima in popular culture

The popular 1980s anime/manga series Urusei Yatsura as well as the popular 1990s series Ranma ½ took place in Nerima, which is the home of their creator, Rumiko Takahashi. The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ... Manga )   (pl. ... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday Original run 1978 – 1987 No. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday Original run 1987 – 1996 No. ... Rumiko Takahashi Rumiko Takahashi (高橋 留美子 Takahashi Rumiko, born October 10, 1957) is a Japanese manga artist. ...


Doraemon is also set in Nerima. Original run April 15, 2005 - Present April 2, 1979 – March 25, 2005 No. ...


The first OVA series of Bannō Bunka Nekomusume Nuku Nuku is set in a future Nerima. All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku (万能文化猫娘 Bannō Bunka Nekomusume) is a six-episode anime OVA created in 1992. ...


A Full Metal Panic! episode took place in Nerima. Full Metal Panic! , often abbreviated to FMP!) is a science fiction light novel series written by Shouji Gatou. ...


As evidenced by the name, Nerima Daikon Brothers also takes place largely in Nerima. Nerima Daikon Brothers , lit. ...


The famous haunted house from Ju-on series of horror movies is located in Nerima. Promotional posters for The Grudge in Japan retained the original series title prefix of Ju-on. ...


Other

  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Nerima Station

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Nerima, Tokyo
  • Nerima City official website in Japanese
  • Nerima Animation Conference in Japanese and English
  • Nerima Gardens page at Ipswich City Council site



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Shadow picture of Tokyo region Tokyo Metropolis
Wards: Adachi | Arakawa | Bunkyō | Chiyoda | Chūō | Edogawa | Itabashi | Katsushika | Kita | Kōtō | Meguro | Minato | Nakano | Nerima | Ōta | Setagaya | Shibuya | Shinagawa | Shinjuku | Suginami | Sumida | Toshima | Taitō
Cities: Akiruno | Akishima | Chōfu | Fuchū | Fussa | Hachiōji | Hamura | Higashikurume | Higashimurayama | Higashiyamato | Hino | Inagi | Kiyose | Kodaira | Koganei | Kokubunji | Komae | Kunitachi | Machida | Mitaka | Musashimurayama | Musashino | Nishi-Tōkyō | Ōme | Tachikawa | Tama
Districts and Subprefectures: Nishitama District | Hachijō Subprefecture | Miyake Subprefecture | Ogasawara Subprefecture | Ōshima Subprefecture

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