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Hokuei Town Hall
Location of Hokuei in Tottori Prefecture
|• Total||56.94 km2 (21.98 sq mi)|
(October 1, 2016)
|• Density||260/km2 (670/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
In honor of manga artist Gosho Aoyama, who was born in the former town of Daiei, the town has various tourist attractions related to his most famous work, Detective Conan (known as Case Closed in the United States), including a Detective Conan-themed airport and train station, and is promoted as Conan Town. This has caught the attention of American late night talk show host Conan O'Brien, who discussed the town in his talk show and visited in September 2018, during which he became honorary mayor for one day and served 1000 hamburgers to the townspeople.
- Gosho Aoyama - Born in formerly Daiei town. A famous manga artist. In 2007, a museum dedicated to the series, called the Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory, was opened in his home town.
- Media related to Hokuei, Tottori at Wikimedia Commons
- Hokuei official website (in Japanese)
- Hokuei travel guide from Wikivoyage
- MATCHA. "Meet Detective Conan In Tottori! Explore The World Of Manga And Anime | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE". MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-08-31.
- McDonald, Andy (2018-08-30). "Conan O'Brien Is Headed To Japan To Visit 'Conan Town'". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
- Suk, Sarah (2018-09-07). "Conan O'Brien's showdown in Japan's 'Conan Town' ends peacefully after 1,000-hamburger barbecue". The Japan Times Online. ISSN 0447-5763. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
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