Tōkai, Ibaraki

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Tōkai village hall
Tōkai village hall
Flag of Tōkai
Official seal of Tōkai
Location of Tōkai in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Tōkai in Ibaraki Prefecture
Tōkai is located in Japan
Coordinates: 36°28′22.7″N 140°33′58″E / 36.472972°N 140.56611°E / 36.472972; 140.56611Coordinates: 36°28′22.7″N 140°33′58″E / 36.472972°N 140.56611°E / 36.472972; 140.56611
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
District Naka
 • Total 37.98 km2 (14.66 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 37,855
 • Density 997/km2 (2,580/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Japanese black pine
- Flower Lilium maculatum
- Bird Japanese white-eye
Phone number 029-282-1711
Address 3-7-1 Tōkai, Tōkai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken 319-1117
Website http://www.vill.tokai.ibaraki.jp/

Tōkai (東海村, Tōkai-mura) is a village located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the village had an estimated population of 37,885, and a population density of 997 persons per km². Its total area is 37.98 km². The Japan Atomic Energy Agency along with other organizations currently operate a number of nuclear technology research facilities in the town. In particular, Tōkai Nuclear Power Plant is located in Tōkai.


Located in central Ibaraki Prefecture, approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of Tokyo, Tōkai is bordered to the east by the Pacific Ocean.

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The villages of Muramatsu and Ishigami were created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On March 31, 1955 the two villages merged to form the village of Tōkai. In 1956, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute was established at Tōkai. The village was the site of the Tokaimura nuclear accident which occurred at the JCO nuclear reprocessing plant on 30 September 1999, which killed two people.[1]


The nuclear power industry, together with associated government and private research facilities (including the J-PARC particle physics laboratory), and government subventions form the basis of the local economy.


Tōkai has six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. In addition, the University of Tokyo and the Graduate University for Advanced Studies have research facilities located at Tōkai.





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  1. ^ N. Shinohara et al., Radiochimica Acta, 2001, 89, 135-138 Chemical analysis of transuranium nuclides in the uranium solution of the JCO criticality accident
  2. ^ Aprikyan, Tatevik (July 26, 2013). "Japanese students visit Idaho Falls for sister city exchange". Local News 8 of Idaho. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 

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