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Aichi Prefecture
Aichi Prefecture
(愛知県, Aichi-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region.[1] The region of Aichi is also known as the Tōkai region. The capital is Nagoya. It is the focus of the Chūkyō Metropolitan Area.[2]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Etymology

2 Geography

2.1 Cities 2.2 Towns and villages 2.3 Mergers

3 Economy 4 International relations

4.1 Sister Autonomous Administrative division

5 Demographics

5.1 Population by age (2001)

6 Transport

6.1 Rail 6.2 People movers and tramways 6.3 Road 6.4 Airports 6.5 Ports

7 Education

7.1 Universities 7.2 Senior high schools

8 Sports

8.1 Baseball 8.2 Soccer 8.3 Basketball 8.4 Volleyball 8.5 Rugby 8.6 Futsal 8.7 Football

9 Tourism 10 Festival and events 11 Notes 12 References 13 External links

History[edit] See also: Historic Sites of Aichi Prefecture Originally, the region was divided into the two provinces of Owari and Mikawa.[3] After the Meiji Restoration, Owari and Mikawa were united into a single entity. In 1871, after the abolition of the han system, Owari, with the exception of the Chita Peninsula, was established as Nagoya
Nagoya
Prefecture, while Mikawa combined with the Chita Peninsula
Chita Peninsula
and formed Nukata Prefecture. Nagoya
Nagoya
Prefecture was renamed to Aichi Prefecture in April 1872, and was united with Nukata Prefecture on November 27 of the same year. The government of Aichi Prefecture
Aichi Prefecture
is located in the Aichi Prefectural Government Office in Nagoya, which is the old capital of Owari. The Expo 2005
Expo 2005
World Exposition was held in Seto and Nagakute. Etymology[edit] In the third volume of the Man'yōshū there is a poem by Takechi Kurohito that reads: "The cry of the crane, calling to Sakurada; it sounds like the tide, draining from Ayuchi flats, hearing the crane cry". Ayuchi is the original form of the name Aichi, and the Fujimae tidal flat is all that remains of the earlier Ayuchi-gata. It is now a protected area.[4][5] For a time, an Aichi Station existed on the Kansai Line
Kansai Line
(at the time the Kansai Railway) between Nagoya
Nagoya
and Hatta stations, but its role was overtaken by Sasashima-Live Station on the Aonami Line
Aonami Line
and Komeno Station on the Kintetsu Nagoya
Nagoya
Line. Geography[edit]

Aichi Prefectural Government Office

Map of Aichi Prefecture

Satellite photo of Mikawa Bay

Located near the center of the Japanese main island of Honshu, Aichi Prefecture faces the Ise and Mikawa Bays to the south and borders Shizuoka Prefecture
Shizuoka Prefecture
to the east, Nagano Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture
to the northeast, Gifu Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture
to the north, and Mie Prefecture
Mie Prefecture
to the west. It measures 106 km east to west and 94 km south to north and forms a major portion of the Nōbi Plain. With an area of 5,153.81 km2 it accounts for approximately 1.36% of the total surface area of Japan. The highest spot is Chausuyama at 1,415 m above sea level. The western part of the prefecture is dominated by Nagoya, Japan's third largest city, and its suburbs, while the eastern part is less densely populated but still contains several major industrial centers. Due to its robust economy, for the period from October 2005 to October 2006, Aichi was the fastest growing prefecture in terms of population, beating Tokyo, at 7.4 per cent. As of April 1, 2012, 17% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Aichi Kōgen, Hida-Kisogawa, Mikawa Wan, and Tenryū-Okumikawa Quasi-National Parks along with seven Prefectural Natural Parks.[6] Cities[edit] Thirty-eight cities are located in Aichi Prefecture.

Aisai Ama Anjō Chiryū Chita Gamagōri Handa Hekinan Ichinomiya Inazawa Inuyama Iwakura Kariya Kasugai Kitanagoya Kiyosu Komaki Kōnan Miyoshi Nagakute Nagoya
Nagoya
(capital) Nishio Nisshin Okazaki Obu Owariasahi Seto Shinshiro Tahara Takahama Tokoname Tōkai Toyoake Toyohashi Toyokawa Toyota Tsushima Yatomi

Gamagōri

Inuyama

Nagoya

Toyota

Tsushima

Towns and villages[edit] These are the towns and villages in each district:

Aichi District

Tōgō

Ama District

Kanie Ōharu Tobishima

Chita District

Agui Higashiura Mihama Minamichita Taketoyo

Kitashitara District

Shitara Tōei Toyone

Nishikasugai District

Toyoyama

Niwa District

Fusō Ōguchi

Nukata District

Kōta

Ama DistrictKanie

Chita DistrictMinamichita

Kitashitara DistrictToyone

Niwa DistrictŌguchi

Nukata DistrictKōta

Mergers[edit] Main article: List of mergers in Aichi Prefecture Economy[edit]

Chūkyō Metropolitan Area

Companies headquartered in Aichi include the following.

Aisin Seiki Kariya

Brother Industries, Ltd. Nagoya

Central Japan
Japan
Railway Company Nagoya

Denso Corporation Kariya

Makita Corporation Anjō

Matsuzakaya Nagoya

Nagoya
Nagoya
Railroad Nagoya

Nippon Sharyo Nagoya

Noritake Nagoya

Sumitomo Riko Komaki[7]

Toyota
Toyota
Motor Corporation Toyota

Companies such as Fuji Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Motors, Pfizer, Sony, Suzuki, Bodycote, and Volkswagen Group
Volkswagen Group
also operate plants and/or branch offices in Aichi. International relations[edit]

Expo 2005

Sister Autonomous Administrative division[edit]

Victoria, Australia
Australia
-(1980/5/2) Jiangsu, China
China
-(1980/7/28) Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand
-(2012/7/9) Guangdong, China
China
-(2013/11/25) Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
South Korea
-(2015/11/10) Texas, United States
United States
-(2016/4/22) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vietnam
-(2016/9/13) Washington, United States
United States
-(2016/10/18) Brussels, Flemish Region, Wallonia, Belgium
Belgium
-(2017/5/15) Indiana, United States
United States
-(2017/9/15) Kentucky, United States
United States
-(2017/10/23)

Demographics[edit] As of 2001, Aichi Prefecture's population was 50.03% male and 49.97% female. 139,540 residents (nearly 2% of the population) are of foreign nationality. Population by age (2001)[edit]

Age % population % male % female

0 - 9 10.21 10.45 9.96

10 - 19 10.75 11.02 10.48

20 - 29 15.23 15.71 14.75

30 - 39 14.81 15.31 14.30

40 - 49 12.21 12.41 12.01

50 - 59 15.22 15.31 15.12

60 - 69 11.31 11.22 11.41

70 - 79 6.76 6.01 7.52

Over 80 3.12 2.01 4.23

Unknown 0.38 0.54 0.23

Transport[edit] Rail[edit]

Nagoya
Nagoya
Station and Nagoya
Nagoya
Station building

Toyohashi Station
Toyohashi Station
and Toyohashi
Toyohashi
Railroad

Komaki Junction

Nagoya
Nagoya
Expressway

Chubu Centrair International Airport, constructed on an artificial island

Nagoya
Nagoya
Airfield

Port of Nagoya

Port of Mikawa

JR Central Tokaido Shinkansen ■Tokaido Line ■Chūō Main Line ■Kansai Line ■Taketoyo Line ■Iida Line Meitetsu  NH  Nagoya
Nagoya
Line  IY  Inuyama
Inuyama
Line  KM Komaki Line  TA Centrair Line  TA  Tokoname
Tokoname
Line  ST Seto Line  TK Toyokawa Line  GN Gamagori Line  TT  Toyota
Toyota
Line  KC Chita Line  MU  MY Mikawa Line  TB Bisai Line  CH Chikko Line  TB Tsushima Line Kintetsu  E  Nagoya
Nagoya
Line Aonami Line Nagoya
Nagoya
Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line Meijo Line Tsurumai Line
Tsurumai Line
(connecting to Meitetsu
Meitetsu
Toyota
Toyota
and Inuyama
Inuyama
Line) Sakura-dori Line Meiko Line Kamiiida Line
Kamiiida Line
(connecting to Meitetsu
Meitetsu
Komaki Line) Toyohashi
Toyohashi
Railroad Aichi Loop Line

People movers and tramways[edit]

Nagoya
Nagoya
Guideway Bus Linimo Toyohashi
Toyohashi
Railroad

Road[edit]

Expressways and toll roads

Chuo Expressway Higashi-Meihan Expressway(East Meihan Expressway) Isewangan Expressway(Ise Bayside Expressway) Meishin Expressway Mei-Nikan Expressway Nagoya
Nagoya
Expressway Shin-Meishin Expressway Shin-Tōmei Expressway Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway Tomei Expressway Chita Peninsula
Chita Peninsula
Road South Chita Road Chubu International Airport Connecting Road Chita across Road Nagoya
Nagoya
Seto Road

National highways

Route 1 Route 19 (Nagoya-Kasugai-Tajimi-Nagiso-Matsumoto-Nagano) Route 22 (Nagoya-Ichinomiya-Gifu) Route 23 (Ise-Matsuzaka-Suzuka-Yokkaichi-Nagoya-Toyoake-Chiryu-Gamagori-Toyohashi) Route 41 (Nagoya-Komaki-Inuyama-Gero-Takayama-Toyama) Route 42 Route 151 Route 153 Route 154 Route 155 (Tokoname-Chita-Kariya-Toyota-Seto-Kasugai-Komaki-Ichinomiya-Tsushima-Yatomi) Route 247 Route 248 Route 257 (Hamamatsu-Shinshiro-Toyota-Ena-Nakatsugawa-Gero-Takayama) Route 259 Route 301 Route 302 Route 362 Route 363 Route 366 Route 419 Route 420 Route 473 (Gamagori-Okazaki-Toyota-Shitara-Hamamatsu) Route 474 Route 475

Airports[edit]

Chubu Centrair International Airport Nagoya
Nagoya
Airfield

Ports[edit]

Nagoya
Nagoya
Port - International Container hub and ferry route to Sendai and Tomakomai, Hokkaido Mikawa Port - mainly automobile and car parts export and part of inport base Kinuura Port - Handa and Hekinan

Education[edit] Universities[edit]

National university

Aichi University
Aichi University
of Education Graduate University for Advanced Studies - Okazaki Campus(National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan) Nagoya
Nagoya
Institute of Technology Nagoya
Nagoya
University Toyohashi
Toyohashi
University of Technology

Aichi University
Aichi University
of Education

Graduate University for Advanced Studies

Nagoya
Nagoya
Institute of Technology

Nagoya
Nagoya
University

Toyohashi
Toyohashi
University of Technology

Public university

Aichi Prefectural University Aichi Prefectural University
Aichi Prefectural University
of the Arts Nagoya
Nagoya
City University

Aichi Prefectural University

Aichi Prefectural University
Aichi Prefectural University
of the Arts

Nagoya
Nagoya
City University

Private university

Aichi Bunkyo University Aichi Gakuin University Aichi Gakusen University Aichi Institute of Technology Aichi Medical University Aichi Mizuho College Aichi Sangyo University Aichi Shukutoku University Aichi Toho University Aichi University Aichi University
Aichi University
of Technology Chubu University Chukyo University Daido University Doho University Fujita Health University Globis University Graduate School of Management
Globis University Graduate School of Management
- Nagoya
Nagoya
Campus Japanese Red Cross Toyota
Toyota
College of Nursing Kinjo Gakuin University Meijo University Nagoya
Nagoya
Bunri University Nagoya
Nagoya
College of Music Nagoya
Nagoya
Gakuin University Nagoya
Nagoya
Keizai University Nagoya
Nagoya
Sangyo University Nagoya
Nagoya
University of Arts Nagoya
Nagoya
University of Arts and Sciences Nagoya
Nagoya
University of Commerce & Business Nagoya
Nagoya
University of Foreign Studies Nagoya
Nagoya
Women's University Nagoya
Nagoya
Zokei University Nanzan University Nihon Fukushi University Ohkagakuen University Okazaki Women's Junior College Seijoh University Seisa University - Nagoya
Nagoya
Schooling Campus Shigakkan University Shubun University Sugiyama Jogakuen University Tokai Gakuen University Tokyo
Tokyo
University of Social Welfare - Nagoya
Nagoya
Campus Toyohashi
Toyohashi
Sozo College Toyota
Toyota
Technological Institute University of Human Environments

Aichi University

Aichi Gakuin University

Chubu University

Chukyo University

Meijo University

Nagoya
Nagoya
University of Foreign Studies

Nanzan University

Toyota
Toyota
Technological Institute

Senior high schools[edit]

This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (October 2015)

Sports[edit]

Nagoya
Nagoya
Dome (NagoyaHigashi-ku)

Toyota
Toyota
Stadium (Toyota)

Wing Arena Kariya (Kariya)

Teva Ocean Arena (NagoyaMinato-ku)

Mizuho Rugby Stadium (NagoyaMizuho-ku)

The sports teams listed below are based in Aichi. Baseball[edit]

Central League

Chunichi Dragons
Chunichi Dragons
(Nagoya)

Soccer[edit]

J.League

Nagoya
Nagoya
Grampus ! Nagoya
Nagoya
Grampus ( Nagoya
Nagoya
and Toyota)

JFL

FC Maruyasu Okazaki(Okazaki)

Tokai Regional League

FC Kariya
FC Kariya
! FC Kariya
FC Kariya
(Kariya)

L.League

NGU Loveledge Nagoya(Nagoya)

Basketball[edit]

B.League

SAN-EN NeoPhoenix( Toyohashi
Toyohashi
and Hamamatsu) SeaHorses Mikawa(Kariya) Nagoya
Nagoya
Diamond Dolphins(Nagoya) Toyotsu Fighting Eagles Nagoya(Nagoya) Aisin AW Areions Anjo(Anjō)

Volleyball[edit]

V.League

Toyoda Gosei Trefuerza
Toyoda Gosei Trefuerza
(Inazawa) JTEKT Stings(Kariya) Denso Airybees
Denso Airybees
(Nishio) Toyota Auto Body Queenseis
Toyota Auto Body Queenseis
(Kariya)

Rugby[edit]

Top League

Toyota Verblitz
Toyota Verblitz
(Toyota) Toyota
Toyota
Industries Shuttles(Kariya)

Futsal[edit]

F.League

Nagoya
Nagoya
Oceans(Nagoya)

Football[edit]

X-League

Nagoya
Nagoya
Cyclones(Nagoya) Kirix Toyota
Toyota
Bull Fighters (Toyota) Aichi Golden Wings ( Nagoya
Nagoya
and Toyota)

AFL

Nagoya
Nagoya
Redbacks Australian Football Club(AFL Japan)(Nagoya)

Tourism[edit]

Nagoya
Nagoya
Castle

Osu Kannon Temple, Naka, Nagoya

Toyota
Toyota
Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

SCMaglev and Railway Park

Jōkōji, Seto

Akabane Beach, Tahara

Twin Arch 138 Tower in Kiso River Park, Ichinomiya

Notable sites in Aichi include the Meiji Mura
Meiji Mura
open-air architectural museum in Inuyama, which preserves historic buildings from Japan's Meiji and Taishō periods, including the reconstructed lobby of Frank Lloyd Wright's old Imperial Hotel (which originally stood in Tokyo from 1923 to 1967). Other popular sites in Aichi include the tour of the Toyota
Toyota
car factory in the city by the same name, the monkey park in Inuyama, and the castles in Nagoya, Okazaki, Toyohashi, and Inuyama. Aichi Prefecture
Aichi Prefecture
has many wonderful beaches. For example, Himakajima Beach, Shinojima Beach, Akabane Beach, Utsumi Beach.

Atsuta Shrine

Toyokawa Inari

Inuyama
Inuyama
Castle

Kiyosu Castle
Kiyosu Castle
and Kiyosu Castle
Kiyosu Castle
Park in Kiyosu

Okazaki Castle

Tokugawa Art Museum

Meiji-mura

Toyota
Toyota
Automobile Museum

Tokoname
Tokoname
pottery footpath

Laguna Ten Bosch

Himakajima

Shinojima

Site of Expo 2005

Field Mustard, Tahara

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Mount Hōraiji

Obara shikizakura

The ruins of Matsudaira

Sakurabuchi Park

Kisogawazutsumi

Nomazaki Lighthouse

View of Cape Irago
Cape Irago
from Irako View Hotel

Legoland Japan

Festival and events[edit]

UNESCO
UNESCO
Intangible Cultural Heritage[8]

Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri(Aisai, Tsushima) Inuyama
Inuyama
Festival(Inuyama) Kamezaki Shiohi Festival(Handa) Chiryu Festival(Chiryū) Sunari Festival(Ama DistrictKanie)

Owari Tsushima Tennōsai(eve)

Inuyama
Inuyama
Festival

Kamezaki Shiohi Festival

Chiryu Festival

Sunari Festival

etcetera

Nagoya
Nagoya
Festival( Nagoya
Nagoya
City) Tsutsui-chō/Dekimachi Tennō Festival( Nagoya
Nagoya
Higashi-ku) Miya Festival(Gamagōri) Toyohama Sea bream Festival( Chita District
Chita District
Minamichita Town) Okkawa Festival(Handa) Hōnen Matsuri(Komaki) Omanto festival(Takahama) Kōnomiya Hadaka Matsuri(Inazawa) Tezutsu Matsuri(Toyohashi, Toyokawa) Nagashino festival(Shinshiro) Mando festival(Kariya) Isshiki Lantern Festival(Nishio)

Nagoya
Nagoya
Festival

Tsutsui-chō/Dekimachi Tennō Festival

Miya Festival

Toyohama Sea bream Festival

Okkawa Festival

Hōnen Matsuri

Omanto festival

Kōnomiya Hadaka Matsuri

Toyokawa Tezutsu Matsuri

Nagashino festival

Mando festival

Isshiki Lantern Festival

Notes[edit]

^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Aichi-ken" Japan
Japan
Encyclopedia, p. 11, p. 11, at Google Books; "Chūbu" Japan
Japan
Encyclopedia, p. 126, p. 126, at Google Books. ^ Nussbaum, "Nagoya" p. 685, p. 685, at Google Books. ^ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" Japan
Japan
Encyclopedia, p. 780, p. 780, at Google Books. ^ "Summary of Aichi Prefecture". Aichi Prefecture. Retrieved 23 March 2011.  ^ Kato, Sadamichi (2000). "Rediscovering an Ancient Poem to Save a Tidal Flat". International Studies in Literature and Environment. Oxford University Press. 7 (2): 189–197. doi:10.1093/isle/7.2.189.  ^ "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture" (PDF). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 8 July 2012.  ^ "Domestic production and sales bases." Sumitomo Riko. Retrieved on January 28, 2015. ^ "Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan". UNESCO. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 

References[edit]

Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Aichi prefecture.

Aichi travel guide from Wikivoyage Official website Aichi Now-Official Site for Tourism Aichi Aichi, HOME of the Samurai Spirit

v t e

Aichi Prefecture

Nagoya
Nagoya
(capital)

Wards of Nagoya

Atsuta Chikusa Higashi Kita Meitō Midori Minami Minato Mizuho Moriyama Naka Nakagawa Nakamura Nishi Shōwa Tempaku

Core cities

Okazaki Toyohashi Toyota

Special
Special
cities

Ichinomiya Kasugai

Cities

Aisai Ama Anjō Chiryū Chita Gamagōri Handa Hekinan Inazawa Inuyama Iwakura Kariya Kitanagoya Kiyosu Komaki Kōnan Miyoshi Nagakute Nishio Nisshin Ōbu Owariasahi Seto Shinshiro Tahara Takahama Tokoname Tōkai Toyoake Toyokawa Tsushima Yatomi

Aichi District

Tōgō

Ama District

Kanie Ōharu Tobishima

Chita District

Agui Higashiura Mihama Minamichita Taketoyo

Kitashitara District

Shitara Tōei Toyone

Nishikasugai District

Toyoyama

Niwa District

Fusō Ōguchi

Nukata District

Kōta

List of mergers in Aichi Prefecture

v t e

Regions and administrative divisions of Japan

Regions

Hokkaido Tōhoku Kantō

Nanpō Islands

Chūbu

Hokuriku Kōshin'etsu Shin'etsu Tōkai

Kansai Chūgoku

San'in San'yō

Shikoku Kyushu

Northern Southern Okinawa

47 Prefectures

Hokkaido

Hokkaido

Tōhoku

Aomori Iwate Miyagi Akita Yamagata Fukushima

Kantō

Ibaraki Tochigi Gunma Saitama Chiba Tokyo Kanagawa

Chūbu

Niigata Toyama Ishikawa Fukui Yamanashi Nagano Gifu Shizuoka Aichi

Kansai

Mie Shiga Kyoto Osaka Hyōgo Nara Wakayama

Chūgoku

Tottori Shimane Okayama Hiroshima Yamaguchi

Shikoku

Tokushima Kagawa Ehime Kōchi

Kyushu

Fukuoka Saga Nagasaki Kumamoto Ōita Miyazaki Kagoshima Okinawa

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