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Kawasaki, Kanagawa

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Country  Japan
Area  142.70 km2
Mayor  Norihiko Fukuda
Population  1.426 million (2010)
Region  Kanto

Kawasaki, Kanagawa in the past, History of Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Points of interest  Kawasaki Daishi, Nihon Minka-en, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Yomiuriland, Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall
Colleges and Universities  St Marianna University School of Medicine, Senzoku Gakuen, Showa Academia Musicae, Den-en Chofu University, Meiji University - Ikuta

Map of Kawasaki, Kanagawa

Kawasaki (川崎市, Kawasaki-shi) is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, located between Tokyo and Yokohama. It is the 9th most populated city in Japan and one of the main cities forming the Greater Tokyo Area and Keihin Industrial Area.

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Kawasaki, Kanagawa in the past, History of Kawasaki, Kanagawa

As of April 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 1,496,035, with 710,526 households, and a population density of 10,000 persons per km2. The total area is 142.70 km2 (55.10 sq mi).

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Politics and government

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Kawasaki is governed by mayor Norihiko Fukuda, an independent elected on 27 October 2013. The city assembly has 63 elected members.

Elections

  • Kawasaki mayoral election, 2005
  • Baseball

  • Kawasaki Stadium: Located in Kawasaki-ku. Opened in 1952, and was used as a home field for professional baseball teams (see below) from 1954 to 1991. The stands were taken down in 2001, and is currently used for American football games and other events in addition to baseball.
  • Kawasaki Todoroki Baseball Stadium: Located in Nakahara-ku. Maximum capacity of 5,000 people. Used for preliminary rounds of high school baseball and American football games.
  • Basketball

  • Todoroki Arena: Seating capacity for 6,500 spectators; Home playing ground of the Toshiba Brave Thunders Kanagawa.
  • Field athletics & soccer

  • Todoroki Athletics Stadium: Located in Nakahara-ku. Maximum capacity of 25,000 people. Opened in 1964, the stadium underwent several renovations before becoming the home field for the Kawasaki Frontale. Also used frequently for track & field competitions.
  • Indoor facilities

  • Kawasaki Prefectural Gymnasium: Located in Kawasaki-ku. Opened in 1956, and is used for Puroresu matches. 20 minutes walking distance from Kawasaki Station's east entrance.
  • Kawasaki Todoroki Arena: Located in Nakahara-ku. International field athletics and volleyball matches are held here, in addition to various musical concerts.
  • Cycling & horseracing

  • Velodrome: Kawasaki Velodrome
  • Kawasaki Keiba
  • Economy

    Fujitsu's Main Branch is located in Nakahara-ku. It was formerly Fujitsu's headquarters.

    Kawasaki has several factories and development bases of the companies of heavy industry (e.g., JFE Group, Nippon Oil Corporation) and high technology (Fujitsu, NEC Corporation, Toshiba, Dell Japan and Sigma Corporation).

    Railway stations

    East Japan Railway Company
    Tōkaidō Main Line
  • - Kawasaki -
  • Keihin-Tōhoku Line
  • - Kawasaki -
  • Nambu Line
  • Main Line : Kawasaki - Shitte - Yakō (Yakō Station is in Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama) - Kashimada - Hirama - Mukaigawara - Musashi-Kosugi - Musashi-Nakahara - Musashi-Shinjō - Musashi-Mizonokuchi - Tsudayama - Kuji - Shukugawara - Noborito - Nakanoshima - Inadazutsumi -
  • Branch Line : Shitte - Hatchōnawate - Kawasaki-Shinmachi - Hama-Kawasaki
  • Tsurumi Line
  • Main Line : - Musashi-Shiraishi - Hama-Kawasaki - Shōwa - Ōgimachi
  • Ōkawa Branch : - Ōkawa
  • Yokosuka Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
  • - Musashi-Kosugi - Shin-Kawasaki -
  • Odakyu Electric Railway
    Odakyū Line
  • - Noborito - Mukōgaoka-Yūen - Ikuta - Yomiuri-Land-mae - Yurigaoka - Shin-Yurigaoka - Kakio
  • Tama Line
  • Shin-Yurigaoka - Satsukidai - Kurihira - Kurokawa - Haruhino -
  • Keio Corporation
    Sagamihara Line
  • - Keiō-Inadazutsumi - Keiō-Yomiuri-Land - Inagi (Keiō-Yomiuri-Land Station and Inagi Station are in Inagi, Tokyo.) - Wakabadai
  • Keikyu Corporation
    Keikyū Main Line
  • - Hatchōnawate - Keikyū Kawasaki -
  • Daishi Line
  • Keikyū Kawasaki - Minatochō - Suzukichō - Kawasaki-Daishi - Higashi-Monzen - Sangyō-Dōro - Kojimashinden
  • Tokyu Corporation
    Tōyoko Line
  • - Shin-Maruko - Musashi-Kosugi - Motosumiyoshi -
  • Meguro Line
  • - Shin-Maruko - Musashi-Kosugi - Motosumiyoshi -
  • Den-en-toshi Line
  • - Futako-Shinchi - Takatsu - Mizonokuchi - Kajigaya - Miyazakidai - Miyamaedaira - Saginuma -
  • Ōimachi Line
  • - Futako-Shinchi - Takatsu - Mizonokuchi
  • Places of interest

  • Kanayama Shrine: Site of the annual Kanamara Matsuri (Festival Of The Steel Phallus)
  • Kawasaki Daishi: the second most visited temple in the Kantō region
  • Nihon Minka-en: a park with a collection of 20 minka, or traditional farmhouses, from various areas in Japan
  • Koreatown: eastern Kawasaki has the second 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.
  • Todoroki Ryokuchi, athletic park
  • Fujiko F. Fujio Museum, also known as Doraemon museum, opened on September 3, 2011, in Tama-ku Ward.
  • Twin cities

    Kawasaki is twinned with the following cities in Japan and worldwide.

    Japan

  • Nakashibetsu, Hokkaidō since July 9, 1992
  • Fujimi, Nagano since April 22, 1993
  • Naha, Okinawa since May 20, 1996
  • International

  • Rijeka, Croatia, since June 23, 1977
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA, since June 14, 1979
  • Shenyang, China, since August 18, 1981
  • Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, since May 18, 1988
  • Sheffield, United Kingdom, since July 30, 1990
  • Salzburg, Austria, since April 17, 1992
  • Lübeck, Germany, since May 12, 1992
  • Bucheon, Korea, since October 21, 1996
  • Friendship ports

  • Da Nang, Vietnam, since January 24, 1994
  • References

    Kawasaki, Kanagawa Wikipedia


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