Tōyō, Kōchi

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Toyo town hall
Toyo town hall
Flag of Tōyō
Official seal of Tōyō
Location of Tōyō in Kōchi Prefecture
Location of Tōyō in Kōchi Prefecture
Tōyō is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°32′N 134°17′E / 33.533°N 134.283°E / 33.533; 134.283Coordinates: 33°32′N 134°17′E / 33.533°N 134.283°E / 33.533; 134.283
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Kōchi Prefecture
District Aki
 • Total 74.09 km2 (28.61 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017)
 • Total 2,598
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.town.toyo.kochi.jp

Tōyō (東洋町, Tōyō-chō) is a town located in Aki District, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 2017, the town has an estimated population of 2,598[1] and a density of 35 persons per km². The total area is 74.09 km².

Yasuoki Tashima, the former mayor of the town, brought national and worldwide attention when he applied to host Japan's high level nuclear waste repository in Tōyō. The plan was met with resistance from the town and he lost a subsequent election and resigned. He has expressed intention to run again.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Official website of Tōyō Town" (in Japanese). Japan: Tōyō Town. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Nuclear Waste News - Information, Compliance, Enforcement, Political Developments, Litigation, Nuclear Waste Management Projects and More
  3. ^ Japan town dumps mayor - and nuclear waste site | U.S. | Reuters

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