Musashino, Tokyo

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Musashino
武蔵野市
City
View of Inokashira Park
View of Inokashira Park
Flag of Musashino
Flag
Location of Musashino in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Musashino in Tokyo Metropolis
Musashino is located in Japan
Musashino
Musashino
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°43′N 139°34′E / 35.717°N 139.567°E / 35.717; 139.567Coordinates: 35°43′N 139°34′E / 35.717°N 139.567°E / 35.717; 139.567
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
Government
 • Mayor Morimasa Murakami (since October 2005)
Area
 • Total 10.73 km2 (4.14 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2012)
 • Total 135,769
 • Density 12,653.22/km2 (32,771.7/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Musashino
Sun Road in Kichijōji

Musashino (武蔵野市 Musashino-shi?) is a city located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.

As of February 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 135,769 and a population density of 12,653.22 persons per km².[1] The total area is 10.73 km².

The city was founded on November 3, 1947. The city is made up of around three neighborhoods, one of which is Kichijōji, which includes the source of the Kanda River.

Musashino is the former sister city of Lubbock, Texas, in the USA, having begun a partnership in 1983.

Geography[edit]

Musashino is composed of the following neighborhoods: Kichijoji Kitamachi, Kichijoji Higashicho, Kichijoji Honcho, Kichijoji Minamicho, Kyonancho, Gotenyama, Sakai, Sakurazutumi, Sekimae, Nakacho, Nishikubo, Midoricho, and Yahatacho.[2]

Education[edit]

The city operates all public elementary and junior high schools within its borders.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates the following schools:

  • Musashi High School
  • Musashino North High School

The metropolitan school district operates Musashino Junior High School.

Musashino University and Musashino Joshi Gakuin are technically just across the border in the neighboring city of Nishitokyo.

There are several universities in Musashino.

Economy[edit]

The anime and manga company Coamix has its headquarters in Kichijōji, Musashino.[3] At one time Studio Ghibli was located in Kichijōji.[4] The animation studio J.C.Staff has its headquarters in Musashino.[5]

Musashino in popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 武蔵野市. Official city population as of 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  2. ^ Mapion. 住所一覧から地図を検索 > 関東 > 東京都 > 武蔵野市 地図. Retrieved 2012-02-01.
  3. ^ "事業概要." "【住所】 [出版コンテンツ事業部(編集部)・キャラクター事業部・総務部] 〒180-0004 東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺本町 2-4-14 メディ・コープビル8 3F TEL/0422-29-0414(代表) FAX/0422-29-0413"
  4. ^ "The Animerica Interview: Takahata and Nosaka: Two Grave Voices in Animation." Animerica. Volume 2, No. 11. Page 11. Translated by Animerica from: Takahata, Isao. Eiga o Tsukurinagara, Kangaeta Koto ("Things I Thought While Making Movies") Tokuma Shoten, 1991. Originally published in Animage, June 1987. This is a translation of a 1987 conversation between Takahata and Akiyuki Nosaka. "Kichijoji is the Tokyo area where "Studio Ghibli," frequent Takahata collaborator Hayao Miyazaki's studio, is located.[...]—Ed."
  5. ^ "http://www.jcstaff.co.jp/"

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