Fujisaki, Aomori

Fujisaki (藤崎町, Fujisaki-machi) is a town in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 March 2020, the town had an estimated population of 14,921 in 6068 households,[1] and a population density of 400 persons per km². The total area of the town is 37.29 square kilometers (14.40 sq mi).[2]

Fujisaki

藤崎町
Fujisaki Town Hall
Fujisaki Town Hall
Flag of Fujisaki
Flag
Official seal of Fujisaki
Seal
Location of Fujisaki in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Fujisaki in Aomori Prefecture
Fujisaki is located in Japan
Fujisaki
Fujisaki
 
Coordinates: 40°39′21.8″N 140°30′10.1″E / 40.656056°N 140.502806°E / 40.656056; 140.502806Coordinates: 40°39′21.8″N 140°30′10.1″E / 40.656056°N 140.502806°E / 40.656056; 140.502806
CountryJapan
RegionTōhoku
PrefectureAomori
DistrictMinamitsugaru
Area
 • Total37.29 km2 (14.40 sq mi)
Population
 (March 31, 2020)
 • Total14,921
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeApple
- FlowerWisteria
- BirdSwan
Phone number0172-75-3111
Address1-1 Toyota-chō, Fujisaki-machi, Minamitsugaru-gun, Aomori-ken 038-3892
WebsiteOfficial website
Monument in Fujisaki

GeographyEdit

Fujisaki occupies the flatlands within Minamitsugaru District of south-central Aomori.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

ClimateEdit

The town has a cold humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) characterized by warm short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Fujisaki is 10.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1288 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.0 °C, and lowest in January, at around -1.8 °C.[3]

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[4] the population of Fujisaki has steadily decreased over the past 60 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1960 20,609—    
1970 18,355−10.9%
1980 17,787−3.1%
1990 17,139−3.6%
2000 16,858−1.6%
2010 16,021−5.0%

HistoryEdit

During the Edo period, the area around Fujisaki was controlled by the Tsugaru clan of Hirosaki Domain. With the Meiji period establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889 was chartered as a village within Minamitsugaru District, Aomori. On May 20, 1923, Fujisaki attained town status. On February 1, 1955, Fujisaki merged with neighboring Junisato Village. It annexed a portion of Itayanagi Village on August 10, 1956. On January 1, 2006, it merged with the neighboring town of Tokiwa. On September 1, 2007, a portion of the Namioka part of Aomori left Aomori and merged into Fujisaki.[5]

GovernmentEdit

Fujisaki has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral town legislature of 14 members. Minamitsugaru District (with the exception of the town of Ōwani contributes one member to the Aomori Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Aomori 3rd district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Fujisaki is heavily dependent on agriculture, notably rice and horticulture. The Fuji apple was developed here[6]

EducationEdit

Fujisaki has three public elementary schools and two public junior high schools operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Aomori Prefectural Board of Education.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

 East Japan Railway Company (JR East) - Ōu Main Line

 East Japan Railway Company (JR East) - Gonō Line

HighwayEdit

  National Route 7
  National Route 339

Notable people from FujisakiEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fujisaki Town official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. ^ 詳細データ 青森県藤崎町. 市町村の姿 グラフと統計でみる農林水産業 (in Japanese). Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  3. ^ Fujisaki climate data
  4. ^ Fujisaki population statistics
  5. ^ "広報あおもり平成19年9月15日号PDF版" (PDF). Aomori official website (in Japanese). Aomori City. 19 September 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 March 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  6. ^ The Research Station moved to Morioka later; now National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, National Institute of Fruit Tree Science 果樹試験場リンゴ研究部 http://www.naro.affrc.go.jp/fruit/kin/apple/017785.html Archived 2013-03-11 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit