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Location of Yoshikawa in Saitama Prefecture
|• Mayor||Taneshige Tobari (since February 1999)|
|• Total||31.62 km2 (12.21 sq mi)|
|Population (May 1, 2011)|
|• Density||2,111.73/km2 (5,469.4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Azalea, Rhododendron|
|Address||2-1-1 Yoshikawa, Yoshikawa-shi, Saitama-ken
The modern city of Yoshikawa was established on April 1, 1996. The area was previously Yoshikawa-machi, but population increase necessitated the change to 'shi' (city)
It is approximately 20 km (12 mi) north-west of Tokyo and bordered on both sides by two small rivers; Edogawa to the west and Nakagawa to the east. Due to this location, Yoshikawa is known for its high-quality river eel production or 'unagi'. Its main industries are farming and retail.
Yoshikawa is infamous among foreigners living in the area for having city hall officials and a police force that discriminates heavily against any non Japanese person.
Twin towns — Sister cities
- Yoshikawa City official website (Japanese)
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