Kashima, Ibaraki

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Map showing Kashima in Ibaraki Prefecture

Kashima (鹿嶋市, Kashima-shi) is a port city on the Pacific coast of Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan.[1]

History[change | change source]

An urban area developed around Kashima Shrine (Kashima-jinga).[2]

It prospered as a temple town in Kashima temple which is Kuniichi Hitachi Miya.[source?]

After World War II, the economy of the region around the port city grew larger.[3]

The Kajima seaside industrial zone centering on the Kashima harbor is formed.[source?]

Kashima city is an industrial city centering on a steel company.[source?]

Timeline[change | change source]

  • 1970 Kashima Line started business.[4]
  • 1985 Kashima-Rinkai Railway Oarai Kashima Line started business.[5]
  • 1993 Kashima Soccer Stadium was built.[6]
  • 1995 Kajima town became Kajima City.[source?]
  • 2002 The World Cup was held in the Kajima stadium.[6]

Sports[change | change source]

The Kashima Antlers is an association football team in Kashima.[6] It is utilizing soccer for town revitalization mainly by the Antlers.[7]

References[change | change source]

Port of Kashima with Kamisu in foreground
  1. Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), "Kashima"; retrieved 2012-11-28.
  2. Nussbaum, "Kashima-jinjū" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 485; TravelAroundJapan.com, "Kashima Shrine"; retrieved 2012-11-26.
  3. Zumerchik, John. (2012). Seas and Waterways of the World: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues, Vol. 1, p. 293.
  4. Kitiyama Rail Pages, "Kashima Line"; retrieved 2012-11-28.
  5. Kitayama Rail Pages, "Kashima Rinkai Railway"; retrieved 2012-11-28.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 StadiumGuide.com, "Kashima Soccer Stadium"; retrieved 2012-11-26.
  7. Desbordes, Michel. (2012). Marketing and Football: An International Perspective, p. 426.

Other websites[change | change source]

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