Tōkai village hall
Location of Tōkai in Ibaraki Prefecture
|• Total||37.98 km2 (14.66 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2015)|
|• Density||997/km2 (2,580/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese black pine|
|- Flower||Lilium maculatum|
|- Bird||Japanese white-eye|
|Address||3-7-1 Tōkai, Tōkai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken 319-1117|
Tōkai (東海村 Tōkai-mura?) is a village located in Naka District, Ibaraki|Naka District]], Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of 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 was 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.
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.
The nuclear power industry, together with associated government and private research facilities, and government largess 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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- Official website (Japanese)
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- Official timeline of the nuclear accident