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Location of Mitaka in Tokyo Metropolis
|• Mayor||Keiko Kiyohara (since April 2003)|
|• Total||16.50 km2 (6.37 sq mi)|
|Population (November 1, 2010)|
|• Density||10,711.33/km2 (27,742.2/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Ginkgo biloba|
|- Flower||Malus halliana|
|Address||1-1-1 Nozaki, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo
As of November 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 176,737. and a population density of 10,711.33 persons per km². The total area is 16.50 km² and is about 50 – 55 meters above sea level. Mitaka City was officially founded on November 3, 1950.
As of 1994 there were 2,585 foreign residents in Mitaka, including 726 from North and South Korea, 713 from China, 441 from the United States, 114 from the Philippines, and 108 from the United Kingdom. Of all municipalities in Japan, Mitaka had the highest proportion of Chinese returnees.
Mitaka is located on the Kantō Plain, just outside the 23 special wards of metropolitan Tokyo, which are on its eastern borders. It is bordered by the cities of Musashino to the north, Chōfu to the south, and Koganei to the west.
The Tamagawa Josui Canal, which runs alongside Mitaka station, has an important place in history, built in 1653 to feed the local metropolis. It is also the place where novelist Osamu Dazai committed suicide in 1948. The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan is located in Mitaka.
Colleges and universities
- Graduate University for Advanced Studies - Department of Astronomical Science, School of Physical Sciences
- International Christian University - Japan's oldest and largest United States style university, founded on June 15, 1949.
- Japan Lutheran College
- Kyorin University - School of Medicine, Kyorin University Hospital and Nursing School
- Tokyo Union Theological Seminary
- University of Tokyo - the Institute of Astronomy, Faculty of Science; Mitaka International Hall of Residence
Primary and secondary schools
- Taisei High School
- Kokugakuin Kugayama Junior High/High School
- Hosei University Junior and Senior High School (法政大学中学高等学校)
- Little Angels International School has two campuses in Mitaka.
Studio Pierrot and Telecom Animation Film have their corporate headquarters in Mitaka. A short-lived video game manufacturer TAD Corporation was founded and headquartered in the same location. Subaru Tecnica International has its headquarters in Mitaka.
Studio Ghibli museum
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- "Company Profile." Studio Pierrot. Retrieved on February 26, 2010.
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