Akame 48 Falls
Location of Nabari in Mie Prefecture
|• -Mayor||Toshikatsu Kamei|
|• Total||129.77 km2 (50.10 sq mi)|
|Population (August 2015)|
|• Density||603/km2 (1,560/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Flower||Japanese bellflower|
|• Bird||Japanese bush-warbler|
|Address||1 Ichiban-chō, Kōnodai, Nabari-shi, Mie-ken 518-0492|
Nabari Town in Nabari District in Mie Prefecture was established on April 1, 1889. The district was merged with Iga District in 1896 to form Naga District. The modern city of Nabari was established on March 31, 1954. Voters rejected a proposal to merge with the neighboring city of Iga in February 2003.
The economy of Nabari is mixed, with agriculture (especially for fruits) and sake production, along with light manufacturing and chemicals production predominant. Due to its proximity to Osaka and Nara, the city is also increasing becoming a bedroom community.
- Kogakkan University – Nabari branch campus
- Nabari has 14 elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools and one special education school.
Sister city relations
- Akame Forty-eight Waterfalls. Asides from being a popular hiking spot, the waterfalls are rumored to be the training location for ninja hundreds of years ago.
- Kuroda House. The Kuroda House was a large manor operated by Todaiji Temple from the Heian to the Muromachi period.
Noted people from Nabari
- Edogawa Rampo – Author
- Michiyo Heike – singer, songwriter
- Kentaro Kuwahara – professional baseball player
- Mina Fukui - model
- Andou Daisuke - guitarist
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
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