Kasugai, Aichi

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Kasugai

春日井市
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Tofu Memorial Hall Kasugai Cactus
Ochiai Park
UtsutsuJinja Shrine Kōzōji New Town
Kasugai Festival
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Location of Kasugai in Aichi Prefecture, highlighted in pink
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Kasugai
 
Coordinates: 35°14′51″N136°58′20″E / 35.24750°N 136.97222°E / 35.24750; 136.97222 Coordinates: 35°14′51″N136°58′20″E / 35.24750°N 136.97222°E / 35.24750; 136.97222
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi
Government
  - MayorFutoshi Itoh (since May 2006)
Area
  Total92.78 km2 (35.82 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
  Total306,764
  Density3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Sakura
Phone number81-(0)568-81-5111
AddressToriimatsu 5-44, Kasugai City, Aichi Prefecture 486-8686
Website Official website

Kasugai (春日井市, Kasugai-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 306,764, [1] and a population density of 3,306 persons per km². The total area of the city is 92.78 square kilometres (35.82 sq mi). The city is sometimes called Owarikasugai to avoid confusion with other municipalitity of the same name, including Kasugai (now partly of Fuefuki) in Yamanashi Prefecture.

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History

Origins

The area which is now Kasugai contains many Kofun period burial mounds.

Edo period

It was part of ancient Owari Province Under the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate, the area was mostly part of the holdings of Owari Domain.

Meiji period

With the Meiji period establishment of the modern municipalities system, the area was organized into villages under Higashikasugai District, including the village of Kachigawa on October 1, 1889. Kachigawa was raised to town status on July 25, 1900. On June 1, 1943, Kachigawa was merged with neighboring villages of Toriimatsu and Shinogi to form the city of Kasugai.

Modern Kasugai

In 1958, Kasugai annexed the neighboring towns of Sakashita and Kōzōji. Kasugai gained Special city status on April 1, 2001 with increased local autonomy.

Geography

Kasugai is located in northwest Aichi Prefecture, north of the Nagoya metropolis, in the northern Nōbi Plain. The Shōnai River flows through the southern portion of the city.

Climate

The city has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Kasugai is 15.8 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1681 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 28.2 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.3 °C. [2]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [3] the population of Kasugai has increased rapidly over the past 70 years. In 1970 due to fastest growing in the city.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 39,942    
1970 64,346+61.1%
1960 77,174+19.9%
1970 161,835+109.7%
1980 244,119+50.8%
1990 266,599+9.2%
2000 287,623+7.9%
2010 305,662+6.3%

Surrounding municipalities

Aichi Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture

Cityscape

Government

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City hall

Mayor-council

Kasugai has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 32 members.

Prefectural Assembly

The city contributes four members to the Aichi Prefectural Assembly.

House of Representatives

In terms of national politics, the city is part of Aichi District 6 of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

Public

Police

Firefighting

Health care

Post office

Library

International relations

Sister cities

Economy

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Kachigawa downtown
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Kasugai CBD

Due to its location, Kasugai is increasingly becoming a bedroom community for the greater Nagoya metropolis.

Primary sector of the economy

In terms of agricultural production, Kasugai is noted for horticulture and produces over 80% of the cactus sold as houseplants.

Secondary sector of the economy

Oji Paper Company, Panasonic and Fujitsu have large factories in Kasugai.

Tertiary sector of the economy

Shopping center

Education

University

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Chubu University

Colleges and universities:

Primary and secondary education

International schools

Transportation

Airways

Airports

Railways

Conventional lines

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Meitetsu logomark 2.svg Meitetsu
TKJ logomark.svg Tōkai Transport Service Company
Aikan logomark.svg Aichi Loop Railway

Roads

Highways

Japan National Route

Local attractions

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Jōjō Castle
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Futagoyama Kofun
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Greenpia Kasugai
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Ochiai Park
Castle
Buddhist temple
Shinto shrines
Archaeological sites
Library
Park

Notable residents

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References

  1. Kasugai City official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. Kasugai climate data
  3. Kasugai population statistics
  4. "Sister Cities". City of Kelowna. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
  5. 東春ハッキョ所在地. Toshun Korean Primary School. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 愛知県春日井市弥生町2047

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