|Coordinates: 34°57′54.1″N 136°37′27.9″E / 34.965028°N 136.624417°ECoordinates: 34°57′54.1″N 136°37′27.9″E / 34.965028°N 136.624417°E|
|• Mayor||Tomohiro Mori|
|• Total||206.44 km2 (79.71 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,480/km2 (3,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Cinnamomum camphora|
|- Flower||Salvia splendens|
|Address||1-5 Suwa-chō, Yokkaichi-shi, Mie-ken 510-8601|
Yokkaichi is a Japanese city in Mie Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It is a port near Nagoya.
It has been recognized as a special city since 2000.
History[change | change source]
In the Edo period, Yokkaichi-juku was 43rd of the 53 shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto.
In 1936, Yokkaichi hosted an international trade fair called "Exposition of Yokkaichi City".
Sister cities[change | change source]
Yokkaichi has 2 sister cities.
- Long Beach, California (USA) - Since October 7, 1963
- Tianjin (China) - Since October 28, 1980
People from Yokkaichi[change | change source]
- Katsuya Okada - Foreign Affairs Minister
- Takuya Okada - past chairman of AEON Group
- Katsuaki Watanabe - president of Toyota Motor Corporation
Gallery[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research (2011), Table 3; retrieved 2012-12-18.
- ↑ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tōkaidō" in Japanese Encyclopedia, p. 973.
- ↑ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, "Exposition of Yokkaichi City"[permanent dead link]; retrieved 2012-4-20.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Yokkaichi, Mie at Wikimedia Commons
- Yokkaichi City website (in Japanese)
- Hiroshige prints, Yokkaichi Archived 2012-06-11 at the Wayback Machine