Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyūshū

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Location of Yahatanishi-ku in Kitakyūshū

Yahatanishi-ku (八幡西区?) is a ward of Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka, Japan. It covers 83.04 square kilometres, and had a population of 260,318 in January, 2005. The ward contains JR Kurosaki Station, and JR Orio Station on the Kagoshima Main Line, with several schools and universities nearby. It is chiefly a residential area, bounded by the Onga river in the West.

In the south of the ward by the Onga river is Koyanose-juku, a former post town on the Nagasaki Kaidō which has recently become a tourist area.

Rugby (Japan v Tonga) at Honjo on June 4, 2006

Economy[edit]

Yaskawa Electric, a global electrical equipment and robot manufacturing company is headquartered in the ward.[1]

Facilities[edit]

Education[edit]

North Korean schools:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corporate Data." Yaskawa Electric. Retrieved on April 9, 2014.
  2. ^ "ウリハッキョ一覧" (Archive). Chongryon. Retrieved on October 14, 2015. "九州朝鮮中高級学校 807-0825 北九州市八幡西区折尾3-5-1" and "北九州朝鮮初級学校 807-0825 北九州市八幡西区折尾3-5-1 "

External links[edit]

Media related to Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyūshū at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 33°51′41″N 130°45′37″E / 33.86139°N 130.76028°E / 33.86139; 130.76028