Location of Nisshin in Aichi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kozo Hagino (since July 2007)|
|• Total||34.91 km2 (13.48 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2015)|
|• Density||2,560/km2 (6,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||268 Kanikochō Ikeshita, Nisshin-shi, Aichi-ken 470-0192|
Nisshin (日進市 Nisshin-shi) is a city in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 89,293 and a population density of 2,560 persons per km². The total area was 34.91 square kilometres (13.48 sq mi).
Nisshin is located the flatlands of central Aichi Prefecture, and is bordered by the metropolis of Nagoya to the west.
The village of Nisshin was created within Aichi District on May 10, 1906 through the merger of the hamlets of Iwasaki, Shiroyama and Kaguyama. The town was named after the Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser Nisshin, which became famous during the Russo-Japanese War. Nisshin became a town on January 1, 1951 and was elevated to city status on October 1, 1994.
- Nagoya University of Commerce & Business
- Aichi Gakuin University – Nisshin campus
- Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences
- Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
- Sugiyama Jogakuen University – Nisshin campus
- Nisshin has nine elementary schools, four middle schools and two public and one private high school.
Sister city relations
- Ruins of Iwasaki Castle
Notable people from Nisshin
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- Michiko Hattori – professional golfer
- Akira Ishida - voice actor
- Gorō Taniguchi - anime director, writer
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- Official website (in Japanese)