Location of Asagiri in Kumamoto Prefecture
|• Total||159.49 km2 (61.58 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2011)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Website||Town of Asagiri|
As of September 2011 the town has an estimated population of 16,980. The total area is 159.49 km².
There is an abundance of rice growing in Asagiri which is in a rural area.
Asagiri is in the Kuma District region where shōchū, a popular rice alcohol is produced and consumed.
The village of Sue (now part of Asagiri) was the topic of a 1939 text, Suye Mura, a Japanese Village by John Embree.
The word "asagiri" translates as "morning mist".
Media related to Asagiri, Kumamoto at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)
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