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Kawasaki, Kanagawa

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Kawasaki (川崎市, Kawasaki-shi) is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, located between Tokyo and Yokohama. 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
川崎市
Designated city
Kawasaki City
Kawasaki Daishi, Tama RiverLazona Kawasaki Plaza, Musashi-Kosugi areaTodoroki Athletics StadiumKeihin industrial area
Flag of Kawasaki
Flag
Official seal of Kawasaki
Seal
Location of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture
Location of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture
Kawasaki is located in Japan
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
 
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
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Kanagawa Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Norihiko Fukuda
Area
 • Total 142.70 km2 (55.10 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2017)
 • Total 1,496,035
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camellia
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 044-200-2111
Address 1 Miyamoto-chō, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken 210-8577
Website www.city.kawasaki.jp

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).

Contents

WardsEdit

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].

ElectionsEdit

SportsEdit

FacilitiesEdit

BaseballEdit

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

EconomyEdit

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]).

TransportationEdit

 
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

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.

Domestic Friendship CitiesEdit

InternationalEdit

Friendship portsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit