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|目黒区 · Meguro City|
Location of Meguro in Tokyo Metropolis
|• Mayor||Aoki Eiji|
|• Total||14.70 km2 (5.68 sq mi)|
|Population (February 1, 2014)|
|• Density||18,620/km2 (48,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Great Tit|
Meguro is predominantly residential in character, but is also home to light industry, the Komaba campus of University of Tokyo as well as fifteen foreign embassies and consulates. Residential neighborhoods include, Jiyugaoka, Kakinokizaka and Nakameguro.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Politics and government
- 4 Sightseeing and Local Landmarks
- 5 Transportation
- 6 Education
- 7 Economy
- 8 Famous people
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
The area now known as Meguro was formerly two towns, Meguro proper and Hibusuma, all parts of the former Ebara District of Musashi Province. The two were merged into a Meguro ward for Tokyo City in 1932 and since then the ward has remained with no alterations to its territory.
The name "Meguro," meaning "black eyes," derives from the Meguro Fudō (Black-eyed Fudō-myōō) of Ryūsenji. The Meguro Fudō was one of five Fudō-myōō statues placed at strategic points on the outskirts of Edo in the early seventeenth century by the abbot Tenkai, an advisor to Tokugawa Ieyasu, to provide protection for the new capital of the Tokugawa shogunate. Each statue had eyes of a different color. (Another Tokyo ward, Mejiro is named for the white-eyed Fudō-myōō).
The current ward headman is Eiji Aoki, and his term lasts until April 24, 2016.
The ward council consists of 36 members and their terms are from May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2015. The chairman of the council is Yoshiaki Itou.
Politics and government
The current mayor is Aoki Eiji, an independent. Meguro has a city assembly with 36 elected members.
Sightseeing and Local Landmarks
- Meguro River
- Komaba Park
- Komazawa Olympic Park
- Meguro Sky Garden, Ohashi Junction. Linear roof garden park spiraling 35 meters above street level covering junction of two major expressways.
- Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
- Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo
- Ryūsenji (Meguro Fudo)
- Persimmon Hall
- Tokyu Corporation
- Keio Electric Railway Keiō Inokashira Line: Komaba-Todaimae Station
- Note: Meguro Station (JR, Tokyu Meguro Line, Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Toei Mita Line) is in Shinagawa, not Meguro.
- Route 3 (Shuto Expressway) Shibuya radial route (Tanimachi JCT - Yoga)
- Central Circular Route C2 Under construction. When complete this deep level subterranean expressway will connect the Yamate Tunnel as far as the Bayshore Route in Shinagawa
Colleges and universities
Public elementary and junior high schools are operated by the Meguro City Board of Education. Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.
- Geijutsu High School
- International High School
- Komaba High School
- Meguro High School
- Tokyo Metropolitan University High School
In addition the metropolis operates a consolidated junior and senior high school called Ohsyukan Secondary Education School.
- Books Kinokuniya
- Don Quijote Head office of the discount store chain.
- TopTour Corporation
- Makino 
Private international high schools
- KAIS International School
- St. Mary's International School
- Yumiko Fujita, actress
- Waka Inoue, model, actress
- Masako, Crown Princess of Japan
- Shigeru Izumiya, folk singer, entertainer
- Kazuo Tokumitsu, announcer
- Yukio Sakaguchi, mixed martial arts fighter and professional wrestler
- Takuya Kimura, singer and actor in male idol group SMAP
- Shizuka Kudo, popular singer and wife of Takuya Kimura
- Keisuke Kuwata, singer with Southern All Stars
- Nobuyo Ōyama, voices the cartoon character Doraemon
- Miyu Uehara, gravure idol, found dead in her Meguro apartment.
- Halca & Yucali of the Hip-hop duo Halcali
- "目黒区方式ホームページ (Official Homepage of Meguro City, Japanese)". Retrieved 2011-04-26.
- "English: Meguro City (Official English webpage for Meguro City)". Meguro City.
- Paul Waley, Tokyo: City of Stories (Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1991), 237.
- "Headquarters & Main Contacts." Books Kinokuniya. Retrieved on July 25, 2011. "Dept.General Affairs Dept. 3-7-10 Shimomeguro Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8504"
- "." Makino. Retrieved on Nov 16, 2013. "Makino Milling Machine Co. Ltd. 3-19, Nakane 2-chome, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152, Japan"
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