Kōjimachi

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Kōjimachi
麹町
District
Kōjimachi Gakuen, a junior and senior high school
Coordinates: 35°41′4.01″N 139°45′29.79″E / 35.6844472°N 139.7582750°E / 35.6844472; 139.7582750Coordinates: 35°41′4.01″N 139°45′29.79″E / 35.6844472°N 139.7582750°E / 35.6844472; 139.7582750
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
WardChiyoda
AreaKōjimachi Area
Population
 (June 1, 2020)
 • Total2,719[1]
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
Area code03

Kōjimachi (麹町 or 麴町) is a district in Chiyoda, Tokyo.

History[edit]

Prior to the arrival of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the area was known as Kōjimura (糀村). The area developed as townspeople settled along the Kōshū Kaidō.

In 1878, the Kōjimachi area became 麹町区 (Kojimachi-ku), a ward of the city of Tokyo. In 1934 and 1938, the addressing system along the Koshu-Kaido was reorganized, creating the 6 chomes subdivision for Kōjimachi that are still used.

In 1947, the Kōjimachi ward was merged with the Kanda ward to form the modern special ward Chiyoda, and the 6 chomes became the Kōjimachi district.

The area centered upon Kōjimachi including the districts of the Banchō area, Kioichō, Hirakawachō and Hayabusachō is sometimes referred as the Kōjimachi area (麹町地区), not to be mistaken with Kōjimachi ward (麹町区).

This place is also known for Hideki Tojo's birthplace, general of the Imperial Japanese Army.

Landmarks and headquarters[edit]

Education[edit]

Kōjimachi Elementary School (麹町小学校)

Chiyoda Board of Education [ja] operates public elementary and junior high schools. Kōjimachi Elementary School (麹町小学校) is the zoned elementary of Kōjimachi 1-4 chōme. Kōjimachi 5-6 chōme are zoned to Banchō Elementary School (番町小学校) in Rokubanchō.[3] Kōjimachi Elementary was formed from the merger of the former Kōjimachi Elementary and Nagatachō Elementary School (永田町小学校). It began holding classes, in the year 2000, at the former Nagatachō Elementary facility. Its current building opened on April 1, 2003.[4]

There is a freedom of choice system for junior high schools in Chiyoda Ward, and so there are no specific junior high school zones.[5] Chiyoda Ward operates Kojimachi Junior High School (麹町中学校) in Hirakawachō.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 千代田区区民生活部総合窓口課. "町丁別世帯数および人口(住民基本台帳):令和2年6月1日現在". Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  2. ^ "Company Profile." Nitto Boseki. Retrieved on February 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "区立小学校の通学区域". Chiyoda Board of Education. Retrieved 2022-10-08.
  4. ^ "沿革の概要" (in Japanese). Kōjimachi Elementary School. Retrieved 2022-10-17.
  5. ^ "区立中学校の通学区域と学校選択". Chiyoda Board of Education. Retrieved 2022-10-08. 千代田区では、[...]
  6. ^ "Home". Kojimachi Junior High School. Retrieved 2022-10-08. 〒102-0093 東京都千代田区平河町2-5-1