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Coordinates: 35°11′N136°54′E / 35.183°N 136.900°E / 35.183; 136.900
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
First official recorded199 AD
City SettledNovember 1, 1889
   Mayor Takashi Kawamura (Genzei Nippon)
   Representatives 5
   Designated city 326.45 km2 (126.04 sq mi)
 (June 1, 2021)
   Designated city 2,331,078 (3rd)
  Density7,140.6/km2 (18,494/sq mi)
10,240,000 (3rd)
Time zone UTC+09:00 (Japan Standard Time)
– TreeCamphor laurel
(Cinnamomum camphora)
– Flower Lilium
Phone number052-972-2017
Address3-1-1 Sannomaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 460-0001


Nagoya City Fire Bureau
  • Atsuta Fire Department
  • Chikusa Fire Department
  • Higashi Fire Department
  • Kita Fire Department
  • Meito Fire Department
  • Midori Fire Department
  • Minami Fire Department
  • Minato Fire Department
  • Mizuho Fire Department
  • Moriyama Fire Department
  • Naka Fire Department
  • Nakagawa Fire Department
  • Nakamura Fire Department
  • Nishi Fire Department
  • Showa Fire Department
  • Tenpaku Fire Department

Health care

  • Chubu Rosai Hospital
  • Social Insurance Chukyo Hospital
  • Nagoya City East Medical Center
  • Nagoya City West Medical Center
  • Nagoya City University Hospital
  • Nagoya Daiichi Red Cross Hospital
  • Nagoya Daini Red Cross Hospital
  • Nagoya Ekisaikai Hospital
  • Nagoya Memorial Hospital
  • Nagoya University Hospital
  • National Hospital Organization Nagoya Medical Center

Post office

  • Atsuta Post Office
  • Chikusa Post Office
  • Meito Post Office
  • Mizuho Post Office
  • Moriyama Post Office
  • Nagoya Central Post Office
  • Nagoya Higashi Post Office
  • Nagoya Jingu Post Office
  • Nagoya Kita Post Office
  • Nagoya Midori Post Office
  • Nagoya Minami Post Office
  • Nagoya Minato Post Office
  • Nagoya Naka Post Office
  • Nagoya Nishi Post Office
  • Nakagawa Post Office
  • Nakamura Post Office
  • Showa Post Office
  • Tenpaku Post Office


  • Aichi Prefectural Library
  • Nagoya City Library
  • Nagoya City Atsuta Library
  • Nagoya City Chikusa Library
  • Nagoya City Higashi Library
  • Nagoya City Kita Library
  • Nagoya City Kusunoki Library
  • Nagoya City Meito Library
  • Nagoya City Midori Library
  • Nagoya City Minami Library
  • Nagoya City Minato Library
  • Nagoya City Mizuho Library
  • Nagoya City Moriyama Library
  • Nagoya City Nakagawa Library
  • Nagoya City Nanyo Library
  • Nagoya City Nishi Library
  • Nagoya City Nakamura Library
  • Nagoya City Shidami Library
  • Nagoya City Tenpaku Library
  • Nagoya City Tokushige Library
  • Nagoya City Tomida Library
  • Nagoya City Tsuruma Library
  • Nagoya City Yamada Library

Playhouses and cultural facilities

  • Aichi Arts Center
  • Atsuta Playhouse
  • Chikusa Playhouse
  • Chunichi Theatre
  • Higashi Playhouse
  • Kita Playhouse
  • Meito Playhouse
  • Midori Playhouse
  • Minami Playhouse
  • Minato Playhouse
  • Misono-za
  • Mizuho Playhouse
  • Moriyama Playhouse
  • Munetsugu Hall
  • Nagoya Citizens' Auditorium
  • Nagoya Noh Theater
  • Nakagawa Playhouse
  • Nakamura Playhouse
  • Nishi Playhouse
  • Osu Engeijo
  • Showa Playhouse
  • Shirakawa Hall
  • Tenpaku Playhouse

External relations

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Nagoya International Center

The Nagoya International Center promotes international exchange in the local community. It houses the U.S. Consulate Archived 2020-12-28 at the Wayback Machine on the 6th floor and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) on the 7th floor.

Twin towns – Sister cities


Nagoya is twinned with: [14]

Sister cities
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"Nagoya" in kanji
City Country State since
Los Angeles Flag of the United States.svg United States California April 1, 1959
Houston Texas May 20, 1963
Mexico City Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico Mexico City February 16, 1978
Nanjing Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China Jiangsu December 21, 1978
Sydney Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia New South Wales September 16, 1980
Turin Flag of Italy.svg Italy Piedmont May 27, 2005 [15]
Reims Flag of France.svg France Grand Est October 20, 2017

The sister city relationship with Nanjing, China was suspended on February 21, 2012, [16] following public comments by Nagoya mayor Takashi Kawamura denying the Nanking Massacre. [17]

Partner cities
City Country State since
Taichung Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan Special municipality October 25, 2019 [18]
Tashkent Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan Shahar December 18, 2019 [19]
Melbourne Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia Victoria TBA


Partner City
City Prefecture region since
Toyota Flag of Aichi Prefecture.svg Aichi Chūbu region October 24, 1986
Nakatsugawa Flag of Gifu Prefecture.svg Gifu Chūbu region October 24, 1986
Rikuzentakata Flag of Iwate.svg Iwate Tōhoku region October 28, 2014

Sister ports

Port of Nagoya's sister ports are:

Sister airport

Nagoya Airfield's sister airport is:


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Lexus LFA in Midland Square
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Nagoya Castle and the Meieki district with skyscrapers (2018)
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Nagoya Stock Exchange in the Isemachi district
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The first MRJ prototype at Nagoya Airfield in Komaki (2015)
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Brother Industries
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Nagoya Congress Center
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Nagoya is the center of Greater Nagoya, which earned nearly 70 percent of Japan's 2003 trade surplus. [20]

Automotive industry

Nagoya's main industry is automotive. Toyota's luxury brand Lexus, Denso, Aisin Seiki Co., Toyota Industries, JTEKT and Toyota Boshoku have their headquarters in or near Nagoya. Mitsubishi Motors has an R&D division in the suburb of Okazaki. Major component suppliers such as Magna International and PPG also have a strong presence here. Spark plug maker NGK and Nippon Sharyo, known for manufacturing rolling stock including the Shinkansen are headquartered there.

Aviation industry

The aviation history has historically been of importance since the industrialization. During the Second World War the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter was constructed in Nagoya. The aviation tradition continues with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation headquartered in the Nagoya Airfield's terminal building in Komaki. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft is produced at a factory adjacent to the airport. [21] The MRJ is a partnership between majority owner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Toyota [22] with design assistance from Toyota affiliate Subaru Corporation, already a manufacturer of aircraft. It is the first airliner designed and produced in Japan since the NAMC YS-11 of the 1960s. [23] [24] The MRJ's first flight was on November 11, 2015. [25] [26]


Japanese pottery and porcelain has a long tradition due to suitable clay being available in Owari Province. Before and during the Edo period there were two main kilns in the region: Seto and Tokoname. In Nagoya Castle a type of oniwa-yaki (literally "garden ware") called Ofukei ware was produced by the feudal lord's court. Almost every feudal lord had his own oniwa-yaki, also to have gifts made. In the town itself Toyoraku ware and Sasashima ware Japanese tea utensils were made with refined tastes. Ofukei ware started under the first Owari lord Tokugawa Yoshinao and was interrupted once, but continued on until the end of the Edo period. It became widely known in Japan. The lord's taste in ceramics was also imitated by other Owari samurai, such as Hirasawa Kurō and Masaki Sōzaburō, who made their own pieces.

Toyoraku ware continued on until the Taishō era under the 8th generation. Colourful pieces and gorgeous tea utensils were highly valued. Sasashima ware also experienced its heyday during this time. Colourful and soft ceramic items such as sake and tea utensils and objects were produced and intently collected.

An early type of manufactured production was the blue-and-white Kawana ware. With the advent of industrialization during the Meiji era of the late 19th century, some export wares were produced. Industrial-scale export porcelain was made by old Noritake, also Nagoya E-tsuke (名古屋絵付) became popular. [27]

Production of industrial ceramics continues to be an important economic factor with companies such as INAX, NGK, and NGK Insulators.

Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions (MICE)

The city has an increasing role in the meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions (MICE) industry. It hosted in 1989 the World Design Expo (世界デザイン博覧会) for which the Nagoya Congress Center was constructed. [28] It hosted the Expo 2005 and the Nagoya Protocol conference in 2010, as well as the G20 Aichi-Nagoya Foreign Ministers' Meeting in November 2019, which was held at the Nagoya Kanko Hotel and Kawabun. [29] [30]


Mechanized puppets, called "karakuri ningyō", are a traditional craft from the area. Robot technology is another rapidly developing industry.

A materials engineering industry is developing. [31]

Brother Industries, which is known for office electronics such as multifunction printers is based in Nagoya, as is Hoshizaki Electric, which is known for commercial ice machines and refrigeration equipment. Many small machine tool and electronics companies are also based in the area. [32]

The World Expo 2005, also known as Aichi Expo was held near Nagoya in the neighboring cities of Nagakute and Seto from March 25 to September 25, 2005.


Retail is of importance in the city. Traditional department stores with roots in Nagoya are Matsuzakaya, Maruei and the Meitetsu Department Store. Oriental Nakamura was bought by Mitsukoshi from Tokyo in 1977.

Arts and crafts

The Owari province was historically well known for the cloisonné art form. The Ando Cloisonné Company continues the long tradition.


The confectionery company Marukawa is well known.

The city offers venues for conferences and congresses such as the Nagoya Congress Center and the Nagoya International Exhibition Hall.


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The old Nagoya Court of Appeals building, today the city archive
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Nagoya University campus in Higashiyama. The university has produced six Nobel Prize laureates in science.
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Nanzan University main campus, designed by renowned architect Antonin Raymond in the 1960s

Nagoya has mostly state-run primary and secondary schools. The area in the city limits includes international schools such as the Nagoya International School and Colégio Brasil Japão Prof. Shinoda Brazilian school. [33]


State and private colleges and universities primarily located in the eastern area. Some Western-style institutions were founded early in the Meiji era, with more opening during the Taishō and Shōwa eras. Nagoya University was set up in 1871 as a medical school and has produced six Nobel Prize laureates in science. [34] Nanzan University was established by the Roman Catholic Society of the Divine Word in 1932 as a high school and expanded to include Nanzan Junior College and the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture. The main campus was designed in the 1960s by the renowned architect Antonin Raymond. Some universities specialise in engineering and technology, such as Nagoya University Engineering school, Nagoya Institute of Technology and Toyota Technological Institute; these universities receive support and grants from companies such as Toyota.

Other colleges and universities include: Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing & Health, Aichi Shukutoku Junior College, Aichi Toho University, Chukyo University, Daido University, Doho University, Kinjo Gakuin University, Kinjo Gakuin University Junior College, Meijo University, Nagoya City University, Nagoya College of Music, Nagoya Future Culture College, Nagoya Gakuin University, Nagoya Management Junior College, Nagoya Women's University, St. Mary's College, Nagoya, Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Sugiyama Jogakuen University Junior College, Tokai Gakuen Women's College. Various universities from outside Nagoya have set up satellite campuses, such as Tokyo University of Social Welfare.

The Hōsa Library dates to the 17th century and houses 110,000 items, including books of classic literature such as historic editions of The Tale of Genji that are an heirloom of the Owari Tokugawa and were bequeathed to the city. The Nagoya City Archives store a large collection of documents and books. Tsuruma Central Library is a public library and Nagoya International Center has a collection of foreign-language books.

National Universities
Prefectural University
Private Universities


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Chubu Centrair International Airport, constructed on an artificial island
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Tokaido Shinkansen
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Meitetsu's μSky Limited Express
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Nagoya Subway
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Nagoya Expressway & Mei-Nikan Expressway(Kusunoki JCT)
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Meiko Triton Bridge
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Map of Nagoya Subway system



Nagoya is served by Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO), built on an artificial island in Tokoname. The airport has international flights and a high volume of domestic flights.

A second airport is Nagoya Airfield (Komaki Airport, NKM) near the city's boundary with Komaki and Kasugai. On February 17, 2005, Nagoya Airport's commercial international flights moved to Centrair Airport. Nagoya Airfield is now used for general aviation and as an airbase and is the main Fuji Dream Airlines hub.


Nagoya Station, the world's largest train station by floor area, is on the Tōkaidō Shinkansen line, the Tōkaidō Main Line, and the Chūō Main Line, among others. JR Central, which operates the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, has its headquarters there. Meitetsu is also based in Nagoya, and along with Kintetsu provides regional rail service to the Tōkai and Kansai regions.

High-speed rail

JR Central

Conventional lines

JR Central


Nagoya Subway provides urban transit service.


Several private and public bus companies operate with of routes throughout the region. Most local bus routes complement existing rail service to form an effective intermodal transit network.


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The Kilometre Zero of Nagoya


Japan National Route



Nagoya Port is the largest port by international trade value in Japan. Toyota Motor Corporation exports via this port.

Nagoya is known for its orderly grid street plan for which the shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu is ultimately responsible. [35]


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Tokugawa Garden

Nagoya's two most famous sightseeing spots are Atsuta Shrine and Nagoya Castle. [36]

Other attractions include:

Surrounding area

Nagoya is a starting point for visits to the surrounding area, such as Inuyama, Little World Museum of Man, Meiji Mura, Tokoname, Himakajima, Tahara, Toyohashi and Toyokawa and Hamamatsu. Reachable with at most a two-hour journey are Gifu, Gujo Hachiman, Gifu, Ise Shrine, Takayama, Gifu, Gero Onsen and the hill stations in the Kiso Valley Magome and Tsumago.


Nagoya was a major trading city and political seat of the Owari lords, the most important house of the Tokugawa clan. They encouraged trade and the arts under their patronage, especially Tokugawa Muneharu, the 7th lord, who took a keen interest in drama and plays and lived lavishly. Under his rule, actors and actresses began to visit Nagoya. Arts and culture was further supported by the city's wealthy merchants. Culture flourished after the feudal Edo period and the beginning of the Meiji era. During World War II many old buildings and artefacts were destroyed. The region's economic and financial power in the post-war years rekindled the artistic and cultural scene.


Nagoya has multiple museums, including traditional and modern art, handicrafts to industrial high-tech, natural and scientific museums.

Nagoya Castle's collection is from the Owari Tokugawa era. The main tower is a museum that details the history of the castle and the city. The Honmaru Palace, destroyed in World War II, was reconstructed in 2018; [40] it is a prime example of the Shoin-zukuri architecture of the feudal era. Tokugawa Art Museum is a private museum belonging to the Owari Tokugawa, who lived in Nagoya castle for 16 generations. Among other things, it contains 10 designated national Treasures of Japan, including some of the oldest scrolls of The Tale of Genji . [41] The Nagoya Noh Theatre houses various precious objects of Noh theatre. The Nagoya City Museum showcases the history of the town.

Yōki-sō is a villa and gardens located in Chikusa-ku, close to Nittai-ji. It was constructed in the Taishō era for Ito Jirozaemon Suketami XV, the first president of Matsuzakaya.

Paintings and sculpture are exhibited at the Nagoya City Art Museum. Modern art is displayed at the Aichi Arts Center. The Aichi Arts Center also is the venue of rotating exhibitions. The city is also home to the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, a sister museum to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which was founded to bring aspects of the MFA's collection to Japan.

The art of porcelain and ceramics can be seen at the Noritake Garden. Toyota has two museums in the city, the Toyota Automobile Museum which shows vintage cars, and the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, which showcases company history, including its start as a textile mill.

The Nagoya City Tram & Subway Museum has trams and subway cars, as well as the Nagoya City Science Museum. The SCMaglev and Railway Park opened in March 2011 with various trains from the Central Japan Railway Company.

Other art museums in Aichi prefecture are the Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum and the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art. Meiji Mura is an open-air museum with salvaged buildings from the Meiji, Taishō and Showa eras. Another museum in Nagoya is the Mandolin Melodies Museum.

Other museums in the city include the International Design Centre Nagoya, the Japan Spinning Top Museum and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Money Museum.

The civic authorities promote tourism and have taken steps to safeguard architectural heritage by earmarking them as cultural assets. Apart from the castle, temples, shrines and museums in the city, a "Cultural Path" was instituted in the 1980s, located between the Tokugawa Art Museum and Nagoya Castle. This residential area has historic buildings such as the Nagoya City Archives, the Nagoya City Hall main building, the Aichi Prefectural Office main building, the Futaba Museum, the former residence of Sasuke Toyoda, the former residence of Tetsujiro Haruta and the Chikaramachi Catholic Church. Most buildings date from the Meiji and Taishō era and are protected.


and Kyōgen theatre date back to the feudal times of the Owari Tokugawa lords. The Nagoya Noh Theater at Nagoya Castle continues that tradition and is a prominent feature in the cultural life of the city, with monthly performances.

Developed during the Edo period, one of Japan's kabuki grand stages is Misono-za, which also hosts various other Japanese entertainment such as concerts.

In 1912, the musician Gorō Morita invented the Nagoya harp music instrument.

In 1992, the large, modern Aichi Arts Center was opened in Sakae. It is the main venue for performing arts, featuring a main hall that can be used for opera and theatre and a concert hall. The Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra performs there, as well as many visiting guest orchestras.


Ishida-ryū (石田流) is a school of Ikebana , or Japanese floral art. It was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Nagoya.


Apart from the main national festivals and holidays, other festivals in Nagoya are unique to the city/region.

Major events include the June Atsuta Festival, the July Port Festival, the August Nagoya Castle Summer Festival Castle and the October Nagoya Festival. Wards and areas host local festivals such as the Daidō-chōnin Matsuri (大須大道町人祭, Street Performer's Festival) in Ōsu.


The Nagoya dialect (名古屋弁, Nagoya-ben) is spoken in the western half of Aichi Prefecture, centering on Nagoya. It is also called Owari dialect (尾張弁, Owari-ben). The Nagoya dialect is relatively close to standard Japanese and to the Kansai dialect, differing in pronunciation and vocabulary.


The industry of Japanese handicrafts in the city is centuries old.


The city and the region are known for their unique local Nagoya cuisine (名古屋めし, Nagoya meshi). Dishes include:

The world premiere of the first Godzilla movie was in Nagoya on October 27, 1954. [47] The city, especially Nagoya Castle, has been featured in two other Godzilla movies: Mothra vs. Godzilla and Godzilla vs. Mothra . The city is also featured in Gamera vs. Gyaos and is the main setting of 2003 film Gozu. The 1995 film The Hunted starring Christopher Lambert and the 1992 film Mr. Baseball starring Tom Selleck were also filmed in the city.

The city was the setting for the 2007 movie Ashita e no yuigon (translated as Best Wishes for Tomorrow), in which a Japanese war criminal sets out to take responsibility for the execution of U.S. airmen. [48] The anime The Wind Rises by Hayao Miyazaki, released in 2013, is a highly fictionalized biography of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero's chief engineer Jiro Horikoshi and takes mostly place in Nagoya of the 1920s and 1930s. [49] [50] Nagoya is also the setting for the manga and anime series Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki, which highlights many of the sites and traditions of the city.

Haruki Murakami called Nagoya "another world" (異界, ikai) in the book "Tokyo Surume Club: Chikyuu no Hagurekata".


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The Chunichi Dragons are one of Japan's strongest baseball teams.

Nagoya is home to several professional sports teams:

Chunichi Dragons Baseball NPB (Ce.League) Nagoya Dome, Nagoya Stadium 1936
Toyota Verblitz Rugby League ONE Paloma Mizuho Rugby Stadium, Toyota Stadium 1941
Nagoya Diamond Dolphins Basketball B.League Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya Higashi sport center1950
Toyotsu Fighting Eagles Nagoya Basketball B.League Biwajima Sports Center 1957
Wolf Dogs Nagoya Volleyball V.LEAGUE TOYODA GOSEI Memorial Gymnasium (ENTRIO)1961
Daido Steel Phenix Handball JHL Daido Steel Hoshizaki Gym1964
Daido Steel Red Star Volleyball V.LEAGUE Daido Steel Hoshizaki Gym1968
Nagoya Cyclones American football X-League Nagoya Minato Stadium 1980
Nagoya Frater Field hockey Hockey Japan League Shōnai Greens Park 1985
Nagoya Grampus Football J.League Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Toyota Stadium 1993
Nagoya Oceans Futsal F.League Takeda Teva Ocean Arena 2006

In 2007, the Chunichi Dragons won the Japan Series baseball championship. In 2010, Nagoya Grampus won the J. League championship, their first in team history. Nagoya is also the home of the Nagoya Barbarians semi-pro rugby football club.

A honbasho sumo tournament is held every July at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. The city has hosted The Crowns golf tournament since 1960 and the women's Nagoya Marathon since 1984.

In September 2016 the city was awarded the right to host the 2026 Asian Games after it was the only city to lodge a bid. It will be the third time Japan hosts the event after Tokyo in 1958 and Hiroshima in 1994. [51]

The city hosted the official 1979 Asian Basketball Championship. Later, it became one of the host cities of the official Women's Volleyball World Championship for its 1998, 2006 and 2010 editions.

Notable people

Historical figures

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Minamoto no Yoritomo, born in Nagoya

Minamoto no Yoritomo was the first shōgun of the Kamakura shogunate. His family had roots as the high priests of Atsuta Shrine and he was born in the family villa what is Seigan-ji today.

The three samurais who unified Japan in the 16th century all have strong links to Nagoya:

Other samurai include:

Inventors and industrialists

Executive officers



Performing artists of Japan

Musicians and composers



Manga artists

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Meijo University is a private university in Japan. Its main campus is in Tempaku-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, and it has two other campuses in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. It had two faculty members who were Nobel laureates as of 2021.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Nagoya Bunri University</span>

Nagoya Bunri University is a private university in Inazawa, Aichi, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1941.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Nagoya Daigaku Station</span> Metro station in Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya Daigaku Station is a railway station in Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Nagoya College is a private women's junior college in the city of Toyoake in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Although actually in Toyoake, the school is very close to the city of Nagoya. The predecessor of the school, a women's school, was founded in 1923, and it was chartered as a junior college in 1955.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Nagoya Tōshō-gū</span>

Nagoya Tōshō-gū (名古屋東照宮) is a Shinto shrine located in central Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Danpusan Kofun</span> Ancient burial ground in Atsuta-ku, Nagoya, Japan

The Dampusan Kofun (断夫山古墳) is a large keyhole-shaped kofun burial mound located within the grounds of the Atsuta Shrine complex in the Hayata neighborhood of Atsuta-ku, Nagoya, Japan. The tumulus was designated a National Historic Site of Japan in 1987. Per legend, the tumulus is the tomb is Miyazuhime, the wife of Prince Yamato Takeru, whose purported grave is located nearby.

Masaki Sōzaburō was a Japanese samurai and potter during the Edo period from Owari Province.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">World Design Exhibition 1989</span>

The World Design Exhibition 1989, also abbreviated "Design-Haku", was an event held at the Nagoya Congress Center July 15 - November 26, 1989. It was hosted by the World Design Organization. Other venues included Nagoya Castle and Nagoya Port.


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