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Kawasaki (川崎市, Kawasaki-shi) is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is the 8th most populated city in Japan (including the Tokyo Metropolitan Area) and one of the main cities forming the Greater Tokyo Area and Keihin Industrial Area.[1]


Kawasaki City
Kawasaki Daishi, Tama River, Lazona Kawasaki Plaza, Musashi-Kosugi area, Todoroki Athletics Stadium, Keihin industrial area
Flag of Kawasaki
Official seal of Kawasaki
Location of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture
Location of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture
Kawasaki is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°31′N 139°42′E / 35.517°N 139.700°E / 35.517; 139.700Coordinates: 35°31′N 139°42′E / 35.517°N 139.700°E / 35.517; 139.700
PrefectureKanagawa Prefecture
 • MayorNorihiko Fukuda
 • Total142.70 km2 (55.10 sq mi)
 (April 1, 2017)
 • Total1,496,035
 • Density10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeCamellia
- FlowerAzalea
Phone number044-200-2111
Address1 Miyamoto-chō, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken 210-8577

As of October 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 1,503,690, with 716,470 households,[2] and a population density of 10,000 persons per km2. The total area is 142.70 km2 (55.10 sq mi).


Politics and governmentEdit

Kawasaki is governed by Mayor Norihiko Fukuda, an independent elected on 27 October 2013.[3] The city assembly has 63 elected members. Mayor Fukuda was re-elected to a second term in office on 22 October 2017.[4][5]


List of Mayor of Kawasaki (from 1924)Edit




Field athletics & soccerEdit

  • 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 facilitiesEdit

  • 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 & horseracingEdit


Fujitsu's Main Branch is located in Nakahara-ku.[8] It was formerly Fujitsu's headquarters.[9]

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[10]).


The railway network around Kawasaki (northeast area in this map)
The area around Kawasaki Station

Railway stationsEdit

East Japan Railway Company
Tōkaidō Main Line
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
  • - Kawasaki -
Nambu Line
Tsurumi Line
Yokosuka Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Odakyu Electric Railway
Odakyū Line
Tama Line
Keio Corporation
Sagamihara Line
Keikyu Corporation
Keikyū Main Line
Daishi Line
Tokyu Corporation
Tōyoko Line
Meguro Line
  • - Shin-Maruko - Musashi-Kosugi - Motosumiyoshi -
Den-en-toshi Line
Ōimachi Line
  • - Futako-Shinchi - Takatsu - Mizonokuchi


National Route

Places of interestEdit

Kawasaki Daishi
The Fujiko・F・Fujio Museum

International relationsEdit

Twin citiesEdit

Kawasaki is twinned with the following cities in Japan and worldwide across the world and on the entire Earth.

Domestic Friendship CitiesEdit


Friendship portsEdit

  •   Da Nang, Vietnam, since January 24, 1994


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  6. ^ Kawasaki Keirin
  7. ^ "Kawasaki Keiba". Archived from the original on 2007-09-16. Retrieved 2007-09-05.
  8. ^ "Contact." Fujitsu. Retrieved on February 4, 2009.
  9. ^ "Company Profile." Fujitsu. January 19, 1998. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
  10. ^ "Company Summary." Sigma Corporation. Retrieved on September 28, 2015
  11. ^ "fujiko-museum". fujiko-museum. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  12. ^ "Anime star Doraemon to have own museum". The Independent. 29 August 2011.
  13. ^ "Arcade brings Kowloon Walled City back from the dead … in Japan". South China Morning Post. 1 October 2013.
  14. ^ "Baltimore City Mayor's Office of International and Immigrant Affairs - Sister Cities Program". Archived from the original on August 7, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-18.

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