Mitaka, Tokyo

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Mitaka
三鷹市
City
Flag of Mitaka
Flag
Location of Mitaka in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Mitaka in Tokyo Metropolis
Mitaka is located in Japan
Mitaka
Mitaka
Location in Japan
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Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
Government
 • Mayor Keiko Kiyohara (since April 2003)
Area
 • Total 16.50 km2 (6.37 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2010)
 • Total 176,737
 • Density 10,711.33/km2 (27,742.2/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Ginkgo biloba
 • Flower Malus halliana
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City Hall Address 1-1-1 Nozaki, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo
181-8555
Website www.city.mitaka.tokyo.jp

Mitaka (三鷹市 Mitaka-shi?) is a city located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.

As of November 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 176,737.[1] and a population density of 10,711.33 persons per km². The total area is 16.50 km² and is about 50 – 55 meters above sea level.[2] Mitaka City was officially founded on November 3, 1950.

Demographics

As of 1994 there were 2,585 foreign residents in Mitaka, including 726 from North and South Korea, 713 from China, 441 from the United States, 114 from the Philippines, and 108 from the United Kingdom. Of all municipalities in Japan, Mitaka had the highest proportion of Chinese returnees.[3]

Geography

Mitaka is located on the Kantō Plain, just outside the 23 special wards of metropolitan Tokyo, which are on its eastern borders. It is bordered by the cities of Musashino to the north, Chōfu to the south, and Koganei to the west.

The Tamagawa Josui Canal, which runs alongside Mitaka station, has an important place in history, built in 1653 to feed the local metropolis. It is also the place where novelist Osamu Dazai committed suicide in 1948. The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan is located in Mitaka.

Education

Colleges and universities

Primary and secondary schools

Public elementary and junior high schools are operated by Mitaka. Mitaka High School (東京都立三鷹高等学校) is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.

Private schools:

Economy

Studio Pierrot[5] and Telecom Animation Film[6] have their corporate headquarters in Mitaka. A short-lived video game manufacturer TAD Corporation was founded and headquartered in the same location.[7][8][9] Subaru Tecnica International has its headquarters in Mitaka.[10]

Attractions

The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka

Mitaka is home to the Ghibli Museum, which is located in Inokashira Park, a popular destination in its own right, especially during spring cherry blossom viewing season.

References

  1. Mitaka City | population of Mitaka City
  2. Mitaka City | location of Mitaka City
  3. Maher, John C. (1995), "The Kakyo: Chinese in Japan", Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 16 (1–2): 125–138 External link in |title= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> - (published online 14 September 2010) CITED: p. 135."
  4. http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/administration/housing-office/housing/shukusha/mitakakokusai.html
  5. "Company Profile." Studio Pierrot. Retrieved on February 26, 2010.
  6. "[1]."
  7. Latest Status Info
  8. Image Trademark Trademark Application of TAD CORPORATION - Serial Number 74117580 :: Justia Trademarks
  9. 74117580 - Trademarks411, Trademark Search Made Simple
  10. STI company profile. Retrieved on 2 October 2012.

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