Night view of Kamata, Ōta
Location of Ōta in Tokyo Metropolis
|• Mayor||Tadayoshi Matsubara (since April 2007)|
|• Total||59.46 km2 (22.96 sq mi)|
(June 1, 2016)
|• Density||12,048.65/km2 (31,205.9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+09:00 (JST)|
|City hall address||5-13-14 Kamata|
As of June 1, 2016[update], the ward has an estimated population of 716,413, with 379,199 households and a population density of 12,048.65 persons per km². The total area is 59.46 km², the largest of the special wards.
Districts and neighborhoods
Haneda Airport, now the main domestic airport for the Greater Tokyo Area, was first established as Haneda Airfield in 1931 in the town of Haneda, Ebara District of Tokyo Prefecture. In 1945, it became Haneda Army Air Base under the control of the United States Army. In the same year, the Occupation ordered the expansion of the airport, evicting people from the surroundings on 48 hours' notice. With the end of the occupation, the Americans returned part of the facility to Japanese control in 1952, completing the return in 1958. Haneda Airport in Ōta was the major international airport for Tokyo, and handled traffic for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
Politics and government
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The city is run by a city assembly of 50 elected members. The current mayor is Tadayoshi Matsubara.
The southernmost of the 23 special wards, Ōta borders the special wards of Shinagawa, Meguro and Setagaya to the north, and Kōtō to the east. Across the Tama River in Kanagawa Prefecture is the city of Kawasaki, forming the boundaries to the south and west.
- Ikegami Honmon-ji, a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren Shū.
- Ōmori Shell Mound site
- Senzoku Pond, where Nichiren is said to have washed his feet. The grave of Katsu Kaishū is nearby.
- Tamagawadai Park
- Tokyo Wild Bird Park
- JR East Keihin-Tōhoku Line: Ōmori, Kamata Stations
- Tokyu Corporation
- Tokyo Monorail: Ryutsu Center, Showajima, Seibijo, Tenkubashi, Shin Seibijo, Haneda Kuko Dai 1 Biru, Haneda Kuko Dai 2 Biru Stations
- Toei Asakusa Line: Magome, Nishi-Magome Stations
- Shuto Expressway
- No. 1 Haneda Route (Edobashi JCT - Iriya)
- B Bayshore Route (Namiki - Kawasaki-ukishima JCT)
- National highways
The following companies have their headquarters in Ōta.
- ANA Wings (subsidiary of All Nippon Airways, has its corporate head office on property of Haneda Airport)
- Alps Electric
- Disco Corporation, manufacturer of semiconductor production equipment
- Ikegami Tsushinki, manufacturer of broadcast equipment
- Skymark Airlines, at Tokyo International Airport
- Takasago International Corporation, a flavours and fragrances company
- Toyoko Inn, in the Kamata district of Ōta
Namco, best known for video game franchises such as Pac-Man, Galaxian, and Ace Combat, were headquartered in Ota. The company moved its operations there in 1985, using the funds generated from the successful Family Computer port of Xevious to fund the construction of its office. The building was taken over by Namco Bandai Games after it absorbed Namco in 2006, and later by an unrelated Namco company that focused on video arcades and theme parks. The newer Namco company moved out of the building in 2014 and it was demolished two years later.
In 2000 All Nippon Airways was headquartered by Tokyo International Airport in Ōta. In 2002 Air Nippon was headquartered on the 5th floor of the Utility Center Building (ユーティリティセンタービル, Yūtiriti Sentā Biru) by Tokyo International Airport in Ōta. The ANA subsidiary Air Nippon Network was also based at the airport.
Sega and its parent company Sega Sammy Holdings, best known for its Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, was originally headquartered in Ota. However, Sega Sammy Holdings announced in April 2017 that it would relocate its head office functions and domestic subsidiaries to Shinagawa-ku by January 2018. This was to consolidate scattered head office functions including Sega Sammy Holdings, Sammy Corporation, Sega Holdings, Sega Games, Atlus, Sammy Network, and Dartslive. After the relocation to Shinagawa-ku was complete, Sega's previous headquarters in Ōta was later sold in February 2019 and will likely be torn down.
Colleges and universities
- Aeronautical Safety College
- Toho University Omori Campus
- Tokyo Institute of Technology: the Ōokayama Campus straddles the boundary with Meguro
The following public high schools are located in Ōta, operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.
- Den Enchofu High School
- Kamata High School
- Mihara High School
- Omori High School
- Ota Shingaku High School
- Rokugoh Technical High School
- Tsubasa High School
- Yukigaya High School
Elementary and junior high schools
Public elementary and junior high schools are operated by Ōta Ward.
The city operates several libraries, including:
- Ota Library (the main library)
- Hamatake Library
- Haneda Library
- Ikegami Library
- Kamata Library
- Kamata Ekimae Library
- Kugahara Library
- Magome Library
- Omori East Library
- Omori South Library
- Omori West Library
- Rokugo Library
- Senzokuike Library
- Shimomaruko Library
- Tamagawa Library
Ōta has a sister city relationship with Salem, Massachusetts. The discovery of a shell mound in Ōmori, one of the forerunners of Ōta, by Edward S. Morse, director of the museum in Salem, occasioned the tie. Ōta has a friendship link with Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.
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