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Encyclopedia > Shinagawa, Tokyo
Shinagawa
品川区
Location of Shinagawa
Shinagawa's location in Tokyo, Japan.
Location
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Physical characteristics
Area 22.77 km²
Population (as of 2005)
     Total 334,464
     Density 14,720/km²
Symbols
Shinagawa City Hall
Official website: Shinagawa


Shinagawa (品川区 Shinagawa-ku?) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. In English, it calls itself Shinagawa City. The ward is home to nine embassies. Shinagawa has sister-city relations with Portland, Maine in the United States; Geneva, Canton of Geneva, in Switzerland; Auckland City in New Zealand; Harbin, Heilongjiang, People's Republic of China, and Hayakawa, Yamanashi. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 445 pixels Full resolution (1440 × 801 pixel, file size: 43 KB, MIME type: image/png) Made from merging Image:Carte Shinagawa-ku fr. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 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 cite any 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. ... The special wards of Tokyo are 23 municipalities that together make up the core and the most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a 2004 population of 63,882. ... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German:   //, Italian: Ginevra //, Romansh: Genevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ... The Canton of Geneva is the westernmost canton or state of Switzerland, surrounded on almost all sides by France and centered around the city of Geneva. ... This article is about the City of Auckland. ... Harbin on a map of China For other meanings of Harbin, see Harbin (disambiguation). ... Heilongjiang (Simplified Chinese: 黑龙江省; Traditional Chinese: 黑龍江省; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Postal System Pinyin: Heilungkiang) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China located in the northeastern part of the country. ... Hayakawa (早川町; -chou) is a town located in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi, Japan. ...


As of 2005, the ward has an estimated population of 334,464 and a density of 14720 persons per km². The total area is 22.72 km². 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. ...

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Geography

Shinagawa includes natural uplands and lowlands, as well as reclaimed land. The uplands are the eastern end of the Musashino hills. They include Shiba Shiroganedai north of the Meguro River, Megurodai between the Meguro and Tachiai Rivers, and Ebaradai south of the Tachiai River.


The ward lies on Tokyo Bay. Its neighbors on land are all special wards of Tokyo: Koto to the east, Minato to the north, Meguro to the west, and Ota to the south. Tokyo Bay from space Tokyo Bay ) is a bay in the southern Kantō region of Japan. ... Kōtō (江東区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo Tower and Zojoji by night, Shiba Park Roppongi Hills Rainbow Bridge connecting central Tokyo to Odaiba Minato (港区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... ÅŒta (Japanese: 大田区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ...


The ward consists of five districts:

  • the Shinagawa district, including the former Shinagawa post on the Tōkaidō
  • the Osaki district, formerly a town, stretching from Osaki Station to Gotanda and Meguro Stations
  • the Ebara district, formerly a town of that name
  • the Oi district, previously the town
  • the Yashio district, consisting of reclaimed land

Tōkaidō (東海道) (literally, East Sea Route) may refer to: National Route 1, which link Tokyo and Osaka The Tōkaidō Main Line, which links Tokyo and Kobe One of the Edo Five Routes, which linked Edo (now Tokyo) and Kyoto along the shore (see below) An ancient route from the...

History

Most of Tokyo east of the Imperial Palace is reclaimed land. A large portion of reclamation happened during the Edo period. The ward was founded on March 15, 1947, through the administrative amalgamation of the former Ebara Ward with the former Shinagawa Ward. Both Ebara Ward and Shinagawa Ward had been created in 1932, with the outward expansion of the municipal boundaries of the Tokyo City following the 1923 Great Kantō Earthquake. Places Kokyo the Japanese Imperial palace in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo; The Forbidden City in Beijing; Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna; Imperial Palace hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip; Imperial Palace from Star Wars. ... Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Edo Period. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Tokyo City (東京市 Tōkyō-shi) was a Japanese municipality located in the center of the Tokyo urban area. ... The Great Kanto Earthquake (関東大震災 Kantō daishinsai) struck the Kanto plain on the Japanese main island of Honshu at 11:58 on the morning of September 1, 1923. ...


In the Edo period, Shinagawa was the first post town a traveler would reach after setting out from Nihombashi on the Tokaido highway from Edo to Kyoto. The post-town function is retained today with several large hotels near the train station offering 6, 000 hotel rooms, the largest concentration in the city. Shinagawa is also home to Sony Corporation's headquarters. The Tokaido Shinkansen began serving Shinagawa Station from 2003, and the nearby Shinagawa Intercity office complex will be served by a new subway station in a few years' time. Tokaido Shinkansen route Tōkaidō Shinkansen (東海道新幹線) is the original Shinkansen line that opened in 1964 between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka. ... Shinagawa (品川駅; -eki) is the first major station south of Tokyo Station and is a major interchange between the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, several JR commuter and regional lines as well as the private Keihin Kyūkō (京浜急行) line. ...


Politics

Shinagawa is run by a city assembly of 40 elected members. The current mayor is Takeshi Hamano, an independent. Liberal Democratic Party together with New Komeito currently forms government. The Liberal Democratic Party ), frequently abbreviated to LDP or Jimintō ), is a conservative political party and the largest party in Japan, which has been ruling almost uninterruptedly since Japan regained independence after World War II. It is not to be confused with the now-defunct Liberal Party ), which merged with... The New Clean Government Party (公明党, Kōmeitō) or NKP, often translated as New Komeito Party, is a political party in Japan endorsed by the Buddhist organisation Soka Gakkai. ...

Shinagawa, Tokyo held a local election for the city assembly on April 15, 2007. ... Shinagawa held a mayoral election on Sunday October 8, 2006. ...

Places

Kofuku-no-Kagaku, also called The Institute for Research in Human Happiness (IRH), is a religious organization founded in Japan. ... The National Institute of Japanese Literature ), or NIJL, was established in May of 1972. ... The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Edo Period. ... The logo of TV Tokyo. ...

Education

Colleges and universities

  • Hoshi University
  • Rissho University
  • Seisen University
  • Showa University
  • Sugino Women's University

Rissho University ) is a private university, with its main campus located in Osaki, an area of Tokyos Shinagawa Ward in Japan. ...

Primary and secondary

Public elementary and junior high schools are operated by Shinagawa. Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education. 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. ...


Transportation

Important train stations

Exterior of Shinagawa Station

Shinagawa Station in neighboring Minato also serves Shinagawa, and is a stop on the high-speed Tōkaidō Shinkansen line. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Shinagawa (品川駅; -eki) is the first major station south of Tokyo Station and is a major interchange between the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, several JR commuter and regional lines as well as the private Keihin KyÅ«kō (京浜急行) line. ... Tokyo Tower and Zojoji by night, Shiba Park Roppongi Hills Rainbow Bridge connecting central Tokyo to Odaiba Minato (港区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokaido Shinkansen route Tōkaidō Shinkansen (東海道新幹線) is the original Shinkansen line that opened in 1964 between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka. ...

Gotanda Station (五反田駅; -eki) is located in Tokyos Shinagawa ward. ... Meguro Station (目黒駅; -eki) is located in Tokyos Shinagawa ward close to the boundary with Meguro ward. ...

Rail

Yamanote Line, Tokyo JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo, Japan Above Yurakucho in Tokyo East Japan Railway Company (東日本旅客鉄道 Higashi-Nihon Ryokyaku Tetsudo or JR東日本; JR Higashi-Nihon) (TYO: 9020) is a Japanese private railroad company, the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven JR companies. ... A Yamanote Line E231 series EMU on the left departs with a 205 series on the right Passengers prepare to board a train on the Yamanote Line 205 series 6-door Cattle wagon before the morning rush Display within Yamanote Line car shows next stop and route map. ... A northbound Keihin-Tohoku line rapid train bound for Minami-Urawa pauses at Ueno Station The Keihin-Tohoku Line (京浜東北線) is a 59 km railway line in Japan that connects the cities of Saitama, Warabi, Kawaguchi, Tokyo, Kawasaki, and Yokohama. ... A northbound Saikyo Line train bound for Kawagoe takes on passengers at Shinjuku station. ... Tōkaidō Main Line The Tōkaidō Main Line ) is the busiest trunk line of Japan Railway (JR), connecting Tokyo Station and Kobe Station. ... A northbound Yokosuka Line train bound for Narita Airport passes a grade crossing outside of the Kita-Kamakura station. ... E231 train as Shonan-Shinjuku Line train at 2nd track of Shinjuku Station The Shōnan-Shinjuku Line (湘南新宿ライン) is a railway line in Japan that connects the cities of Saitama, Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kamakura. ... Tokyu Series-8000 train approaching Daikanyama Station. ... The TōkyÅ« Meguro Line ) is a commuter train service which runs between Meguro in southwest Tokyo and Musashi-Kosugi in Kanagawa prefecture. ... Tokyu Oimachi Line(東急大井町線) is a line operated by Tokyo Kyuko Electric Railway. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... 70-000 series Train on the Tokyo Waterfront Railway, heading towards Osaki. ... Tokyo Monorail (東京モノレール) is a monorail system connecting Tokyo International Airport to Hamamatsucho Station in downtown Tokyo, Japan. ... A 2100 Series train. ... Keikyu Main Line ) is a commuter rail line operated by the Keihin Electric Express Railway. ... new Tokyo Metro sign and logo This office tower, above Tokyo Metro Ueno Station, houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Metro. ... Namboku 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 Mita Line ) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation. ... The Toei Asakusa Line ) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan. ...

Road

Shinagawa is also home to the main motor vehicle registration facility for central Tokyo (located east of Samezu Station). As a result, manylicense plates in Tokyo are labeled with the name "Shinagawa." A map of the Expressway Shuto Expressway , lit. ... National Route 2 connects Osaka and Fukuoka. ... Route 1 sign National Route 1 (国道1号) is a major highway on the island of Honshu in Japan. ... In Japan, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the national government issues license plates for motor vehicles through Land Transportation Offices nationwide. ...


Companies

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People

Dokumamushi Sandayu (毒蝮三太夫; born Ishii Iyoshi (石井伊吉) on 31 March 1936 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actor. ... Empress Michiko of Japan, (born October 20, 1934) formerly Michiko Shōda (正田 美智子 Shōda Michiko) and later the Crown Princess of Japan (April 10, 1959 to January 7, 1989), is the wife and consort of the reigning Emperor of Japan, HIM Emperor Akihito. ... Akira Kurosawa , 23 March 1910—6 September 1998) was a prominent Japanese film director, film producer, and screenwriter. ... Hiroyuki Sanada , born October 12, 1960 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actor. ...

Events

The Kariya Kiyoshi Abduction took place in Shinagawa. On February 28, 1995, members of Aum Shinrikyo abducted Kariya, a public employee, and took him to their facility in Kamikuishiki, Yamanashi, where one of their members, Hayashi Ikuo, gave him an overdose of sodium thiopental of which he died. They incinerated his body and dumped his ashes in Lake Kawaguchi. Time Magazine cover after the Sarin gas attack in Tokyo Aum Shinrikyo, now known as Aleph, is a Japanese religious group founded by Shoko Asahara. ... Kamikuishiki (上九一色村; -mura) was a village located in Nishiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. ... A wanted poster in Japan. ... Sodium thiopental also called Sodium Pentothal (a trademark of Abbott Laboratories), thiopental, thiopentone sodium, or trapanal is a rapid-onset, short-acting barbiturate general anesthetic. ... ...


External links

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


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