Miyoshi city hall
Location of Miyoshi in Aichi Prefecture
|• Total||32.19 km2 (12.43 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2015)|
|• Density||1,930/km2 (5,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Pinus thunbergii|
|- Flower||Satsuki azalea|
|Address||Kozaka 50-banchi, Miyoshi-shi, Aichi-ken 470-0295|
Miysohi is situated in central Aichi Prefecture.
“Miyoshi” as a local place name appears in documents in the Edo period. Miyoshi Village was created within Nishikamo District, Aichi Prefecture on August 8, 1881, and merged with neighboring villages in 1906 to reach its present geographic borders.
On April 1, 1958, Miyoshi was raised to town status, and its population exceeded 50,000 in 2002. During 2003-2005, discussions were held to merge Miyoshi with the city of Toyota, but the merger proposal was strongly opposed by the majority of the inhabitants of Miyoshi. As a result, the merger did not take place, and instead Miyoshi was elevated to city status on January 4, 2010. With its change in status, Miyoshi changed the spelling of its name from kanji (三好) to hiragana (みよし)
Miyoshi has a very industrial economy, with many factories producing automobiles or automotive-related components, mostly connected with Toyota Corporation.
- Tokai Gakuen University
- Miyoshi has eight elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school, in addition to one special education school.
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Noted people from Miyoshi
- Tomoko Ohta – scientist
- Hitomi Yoshizawa - Former Leader of J-Pop Girlgroup Morning Musume,Soloist in Hello!Project
- "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
Media related to Miyoshi, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)