Asahi Town Office
Location of Asahi in Mie Prefecture
|• Total||5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2012)|
|• Density||1,660/km2 (4,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||white Prunus|
|Address||893 Komukai, Asahi-chō, Mie-gun, Mie-ken 510-8522|
Asahi (朝日町 Asahi-chō?) is a town located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of November 2012, the town had an estimated population of 9,941 and a population density of 1660 persons per km². The total area was 5.99 km².
Asahi is located in northeastern Mie Prefecture. It is the smallest municipality in Mie Prefecture in terms of area.
Asahi has been inhabited since at least the Yayoi period, and was the location of one of the battles of the Jinshin War during the Asuka period. During the Meiji period, Asahi was one of the villages established within Asake District of Mie Prefecture in 1889. Asake District was abolished in 1896, and merged with Mie District. Asahi village was raised to town status on October 17, 1957.
- Akihiro Sato – professional soccer player
Media related to Asahi, Mie at Wikimedia Commons
- Asahi official website (Japanese)