AICHI PREFECTURE (愛知県, _Aichi-ken_) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region . The region of Aichi is also known as the Tōkai region . The capital is Nagoya . It is the focus of the Chūkyō Metropolitan Area .
* 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
See also: Historic Sites of Aichi Prefecture
Originally, the region was divided into the two provinces of Owari and Mikawa . 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 Prefecture, while Mikawa combined with the Chita Peninsula and formed Nukata Prefecture . 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 is located in the Aichi Prefectural Government Office in Nagoya, which is the old capital of Owari.
The Expo 2005 World Exposition was held in Seto and Nagakute .
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.
For a time, an Aichi Station existed on the Kansai Line (at the time the Kansai Railway) between Nagoya and Hatta stations, but its role was overtaken by Sasashima-Live Station on the Aonami Line and Komeno Station on the Kintetsu Nagoya Line .
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 to the east, Nagano Prefecture to the northeast, Gifu Prefecture to the north, and 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.
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 (CAPITAL) * Nishio * Nisshin * Okazaki * Obu * Owariasahi * Seto * Shinshiro * Tahara * Takahama * Tokoname * Tōkai * Toyoake * Toyohashi * Toyokawa * Toyota * Tsushima * Yatomi
TOWNS AND VILLAGES
These are the towns and villages in each district :
* Aichi District
* Ama District
* Kanie * Ōharu * Tobishima
* Chita District
* Agui * Higashiura * Mihama * Minamichita * Taketoyo
* Kitashitara District
* Shitara * Tōei * Toyone
* Nishikasugai District
* Niwa District
* Fusō * Ōguchi
* Nukata District
Ama District Kanie *
Chita District Minamichita *
Kitashitara District Toyone *
Niwa District Ōguchi *
Nukata District Kōta
Main article: List of mergers in Aichi Prefecture
Companies headquartered in Aichi include the following.
Aisin Seiki Kariya
Brother Industries, Ltd. Nagoya
Central Japan Railway Company Nagoya
Denso Corporation Kariya
Nagoya Railroad Nagoya
Nippon Sharyo Nagoya
Sumitomo Riko Komaki
SISTER AUTONOMOUS ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
* Victoria , Australia -（1980/5/2） * Jiangsu , China -（1980/7/28） * Bangkok , Thailand -（2012/7/9） * Guangdong , China -（2013/11/25） * Gyeonggi Province , South Korea -（2015/11/10） * Texas , United States -（2016/4/22） * Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam -（2016/9/13） * Washington , United States -（2016/10/18）
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)
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
Nagoya Station and Nagoya Station building Toyohashi Station and Toyohashi Railroad Komaki Junction Nagoya Expressway Chubu Centrair International Airport , constructed on an artificial island 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 Line IY Inuyama Line KM Komaki Line TA Centrair Line TA Tokoname Line ST Seto Line TK Toyokawa Line GN Gamagori Line TT Toyota Line KC Chita Line MU MY Mikawa Line TB Bisai Line CH Chikko Line TB Tsushima Line Kintetsu E Nagoya Line Aonami Line Nagoya Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line Meijo Line Tsurumai Line (connecting to Meitetsu Toyota and Inuyama Line) Sakura-dori Line
* Chuo Expressway * Higashi-Meihan Expressway （East Meihan Expressway） * Isewangan Expressway （Ise Bayside Expressway） * Meishin Expressway * Mei-Nikan Expressway * Nagoya Expressway * Shin- Meishin Expressway * Shin-Tōmei Expressway * Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway * Tomei Expressway * Chita Peninsula Road * South Chita Road * Chubu International Airport Connecting Road * Chita across Road * Nagoya Seto Road
* 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
* 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
* Aichi University of Education * Graduate University for Advanced Studies - Okazaki Campus(National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan , National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan ) * Nagoya Institute of Technology * Nagoya University * Toyohashi University of Technology
Graduate University for Advanced Studies *
Nagoya Institute of Technology *
Nagoya University *
Aichi Prefectural University of the Arts *
Nagoya City 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 of Technology * Chubu University * Chukyo University * Daido University * Doho University * Fujita Health University * Globis University Graduate School of Management - Nagoya Campus * Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing * Kinjo Gakuin University * Meijo University * Nagoya Bunri University * Nagoya College of Music * Nagoya Gakuin University * Nagoya Keizai University * Nagoya Sangyo University * Nagoya University of Arts * Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences * Nagoya University of Commerce ">
Nagoya University of Foreign Studies *
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS
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The sports teams listed below are based in Aichi.
* FC Maruyasu Okazaki (Okazaki )
Tokai Regional League
Nagoya Castle Osu Kannon Temple, Naka, Nagoya 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 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).
Because of Aichi's location along the Eastern seacoast, there are some scenic spots, but other than the Atsumi Peninsula surf beaches there are no significant beach destinations when compared to neighboring Shizuoka Prefecture . Most attractions are man-made destinations, dealing with the region's history or modern marvels.
Inuyama Castle *
Toyota Automobile Museum *
Tokoname pottery footpath *
Laguna Ten Bosch *
Site of Expo 2005 *
Field Mustard, Tahara *
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens *
Sakurabuchi Park *
FESTIVAL AND EVENTS
Owari Tsushima Tennōsai(eve) *
Inuyama Festival *
Kamezaki Shiohi Festival *
Chiryu Festival *
* Nagoya Festival（ Nagoya City ） * Tsutsui-chō/Dekimachi Tennō Festival（ Nagoya Higashi-ku ） * Miya Festival（Gamagōri ） * Toyohama Sea bream Festival（Chita District Minamichita Town ） * Okkawa Festival（Handa ） * Hōnen Matsuri （Komaki ） * Omanto festival（Takahama ） * Kōnomiya Hadaka Matsuri （Inazawa ） * Tezutsu Matsuri（ Toyohashi , Toyokawa ） * Nagashino festival（Shinshiro ）
Nagoya Festival *
Tsutsui-chō/Dekimachi Tennō Festival *
Miya Festival *
Toyohama Sea bream Festival *
Okkawa Festival *
Omanto festival *
Kōnomiya Hadaka Matsuri *
Toyokawa Tezutsu Matsuri *
* ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Aichi-ken" _Japan Encyclopedia, p. 11_, p. 11, at Google Books ; "Chūbu" _Japan Encyclopedia, p. 126_, p. 126, at Google Books . * ^ Nussbaum, "Nagoya" _p. 685_, p. 685, at