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Encyclopedia > Suginami, Tokyo

Suginami (杉並区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... The modern skyline of Tokyo is highly decentralized. ...


As of 2003, the ward has an estimated population of 530,307 and a density of 15,588.10 persons per km². The total area is 34.02 km². 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


The ward was founded on March 15, 1947. March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

  • Asagaya
  • Koenji
  • Ogikubo
  • Nisiogikubo
  • Igusa
  • Eifuku
  • Hamadayama
  • Takaido
  • Kugayama

Ogikubo (荻窪) is a suburb of Tokyo in Sugnami ward, approximately 8 km west of Shinjuku. ...

Anti Revisionism

Suginami became part of Japan's fight against nationalist text book revisionism when, in 2005, residents petitioned Tokyo's courts to prevent the adoption of a controversial textbook published by Fusosha Publishing Inc which is claimed attempts to justify Japanese actions during WWII.


External link

  • Official website (in Japanese)
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Wards
Adachi | Arakawa | Bunkyō | Chiyoda | Chūō | Edogawa | Itabashi | Katsushika | Kita | Kōtō | Meguro | Minato | Nakano | Nerima | Ōta | Setagaya | Shibuya | Shinagawa | Shinjuku (capital) | 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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