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Hamamatsu 浜松市, Hamamatsu-shi, lit "Coast Pine Tree" is a city located in western Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

As of September 1, 2015, the city had an estimated population of 789,407, making it the prefecture's largest city and a population density of 507 persons per km2 The total area was 1,55806 km2 60157 sq mi

On July 1, 2005, Hamamatsu absorbed the cities of Tenryū and Hamakita, the town of Haruno from Shūchi District, the towns of Hosoe, Inasa and Mikkabi all from Inasa District, the towns of Misakubo and Sakuma, the village of Tatsuyama all from Iwata District, and the towns of Maisaka and Yūtō both from Hamana District to become the current and expanded city of Hamamatsu It became a city designated by government ordinance on April 1, 2007

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Neighboring municipalities
    • 12 Wards
  • 2 History
    • 21 Climate
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 Brazilians
  • 4 Economy
    • 41 Companies headquartered in Hamamatsu
    • 42 Companies founded in Hamamatsu
  • 5 Transportation
    • 51 Railways
    • 52 Highways
    • 53 Airport
  • 6 Media
    • 61 Radio stations
  • 7 Education
    • 71 Colleges and universities
    • 72 Primary and secondary schools
    • 73 Education of foreigners and Brazilians
  • 8 Sports
    • 81 Football
    • 82 Basketball
    • 83 Women's volleyball
  • 9 International relations
    • 91 Twin towns and sister cities
  • 10 Local attractions
    • 101 Festivals
      • 1011 Akiha Fire Festival
      • 1012 Enshu Dainenbutsu
      • 1013 Hamamatsu Kite Festival
      • 1014 Hamakita Hiryu Festival
      • 1015 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition
      • 1016 Hamakita Manyo Festival
      • 1017 Inasa Puppet Festival
      • 1018 Princess Road Festival
      • 1019 Samba Festival
      • 10110 Shoryu Weeping Ume Blossom Festival
  • 11 Notable people
  • 12 See also
  • 13 References
  • 14 External links

Geographyedit

Hamamatsu is 260 kilometres 160 mi southwest of Tokyo1

Hamamatsu consists of a flat plain and the Mikatahara Plateau in the south, and a mountainous area in the north It is roughly bordered by Lake Hamana to the west, the Tenryū River to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the south

Neighboring municipalitiesedit

Shizuoka Prefecture

  • Iwata
  • Kosai
  • Shimada
  • Mori
  • Kawanehon

Aichi Prefecture

  • Toyohashi
  • Shinshiro
  • Tōei
  • Toyone

Nagano Prefecture

  • Iida
  • Tenryū

Wardsedit

Part of Hamamatsu Skyline A bird's-eye view of downtown Hamamatsu from the tallest building Act Tower

Hamamatsu is administratively divided into seven wards:

  • Hamakita-ku 浜北区
  • Higashi-ku 東区
  • Kita-ku 北区
  • Minami-ku 南区
  • Naka-ku 中区—administrative center
  • Nishi-ku 西区
  • Tenryū-ku 天竜区

Historyedit

Hirokoji Street in the 1930s

The area now comprising Hamamatsu has been settled since prehistoric times, with numerous remains from the Jomon period and Kofun period having been discovered within the present city limits, including the Shijimizuka site shell mound and the Akamonue Kofun ancient tomb In the Nara period, it became the capital of Tōtōmi Province During the Sengoku period, Hamamatsu Castle was the home of future Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu Hamamatsu flourished during the Edo period under a succession of daimyō rulers as a castle town, and as a post town on the Tōkaidō After the Meiji Restoration, Hamamatsu became a short-lived prefecture from 1871 to 1876, after which it was united with Shizuoka Prefecture Hamamatsu Station opened on the Tōkaidō Main Line in 1889 The same year, in a cadastal reform of Japan, Hamamatsu became a town

  • July 1, 1911: Hamamatsu is upgraded from a town to a city
  • 1918: Rice Riots of 1918 affect Hamamatsu
  • 1921: The village of Tenjinchō merges with Hamamatsu
  • 1926: Imperial Japanese Army Hamamatsu Air Base opens
  • 1933: Imperial Japanese Army Flight School opens
  • 1936: The villages of Hikuma and Fujizuka merge with Hamamatsu
  • December 7, 1944: Tonankai earthquake causes much damage
  • June 1945: Hamamatsu largely destroyed by US air raids
  • 1948: Hamamatsu Incident, ethnic rioting of Zainichi Korean residents
  • 1951: The villages of Aratsu, Goto, and Kawarin merge with Hamamatsu
  • 1954: Eight villages in Hamana District merge with Hamamatsu
  • 1955: The village of Miyakoda merges with Hamamatsu
  • 1957: The village of Irino merges with Hamamatsu
  • 1960: The village of Seto merges with Hamamatsu
  • 1961: The village of Shinohara merges with Hamamatsu
  • 1965: The village of Shonai merges with Hamamatsu
  • May 1, 1990: Hamamatsu Arena opened
  • January 1, 1991: The village of Kami in Hamana District merges with Hamamatsu
  • April 1, 1991: The first Hamamatsu International Piano Competition was held
  • May 1, 1994: Act City Hamamatsu opened
  • October 1, 1995: Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments opened
  • April 1, 1996: Hamamatsu is designated a core city by the central government
  • June 1, 1996: Hamamatsu City Fruit Park opened
  • January 1, 1997: Started separated collection of garbage in residential areas
  • April 1, 1997: Hamamatsu is designated as an Omnibus Town
  • April 1, 1998: Act City Musical School opened
  • April 3, 2000: Shizuoka University of Art and Culture opened
  • July 1, 2001: The city's 90th anniversary is commemorated
  • August 1, 2002: Launched the conference on Pan-Hamanako Designated City Simulation
  • April 1, 2003: Shizuoka New Kawafuji National High School Competition was held
  • June 1, 2003: Launched Tenryūgawa-Hamanako Region Merger Conference
  • April 8 – October 11, 2004: Pacific Flora 2004 Shizuoka International Garden and Horticulture Exhibition was held at Hamanako Garden Park
  • July 1, 2005: Hamamatsu absorbed the cities of Hamakita and Tenryū; the town of Haruno from Shūchi District, the towns of Hosoe, Inasa and Mikkabi all from Inasa District, the towns of Misakubo and Sakuma, the village of Tatsuyama all from Iwata District, and the towns of Maisaka and Yūtō both from Hamana District were merged intoHamamatsu Inasa District and Iwata District were both dissolved as a result of this merger Therefore, there are no more villages left in Shizuoka Prefecture
  • April 1, 2007: Hamamatsu became a city designated by government ordinance by the central government

Climateedit

The climate in southern Hamamatsu is mild with little snowfall in the winter; however, it is windy in winter because of the dry monsoon called Enshū no Karakaze, which is unique to the region The climate in northern Hamamatsu is much harsher because of foehn winds In summers, the highest temperature often exceeds 35 degrees in the Tenryu-ku area, while it snows in winter

Climate data for Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Averages 1981–2010, Records 1883–2012
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C °F 207
693
225
725
247
765
281
826
313
883
367
981
386
1015
393
1027
366
979
310
878
278
82
226
727
393
1027
Average high °C °F 101
502
111
52
143
577
193
667
230
734
258
784
294
849
311
88
282
828
231
736
179
642
127
549
205
689
Daily mean °C °F 59
426
65
437
97
495
147
585
187
657
220
716
257
783
270
806
241
754
188
658
135
563
84
471
1625
6126
Average low °C °F 25
365
27
369
56
421
104
507
149
588
190
662
230
734
240
752
210
698
153
595
98
496
48
406
128
55
Record low °C °F −6
21
−55
221
−33
261
00
32
47
405
104
507
153
595
168
622
124
543
38
388
01
322
−41
246
−6
21
Average precipitation mm inches 570
2244
783
3083
1494
5882
1675
6594
1905
75
2413
95
1900
748
1508
5937
2489
9799
1645
6476
1188
4677
523
2059
1,8091
71224
Average relative humidity % 58 57 60 65 71 78 80 77 75 70 66 61 68
Mean monthly sunshine hours 1965 1842 1910 1956 1958 1483 1775 2226 1610 1659 1700 1995 2,2079
Source: JMA2
View of Mt Fuji from Hamamatsu

Demographicsedit

As of the 2008 Japanese census the total population was estimated to be 824,0573 As of an unspecified year, 29,635 non-Japanese live in Hamamatsu4

As of 2008update the number of non-Japanese in Hamamatsu was 33,332,3 and by 2010 the number was about 30,000 The population of Nikkei foreigners increased after a 1990 change in Japanese immigration law allowed them to work in Japan Many foreigners work in the manufacturing sector, taking temporary jobs in Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha plants1

Since 1990 the number of non-Japanese children in Hamamatsu increased Natsuko Fukue of The Japan Times wrote in 2010 that many foreign children have difficulty integrating to society in Hamamatsu because "Japanese and foreign communities live largely separate from one another"1

Braziliansedit

See also: Brazilians in Japan See also: Dekasegi Super Mercado Takara, a Brazilian supermarket

As of an unspecified period the city has 15,899 Brazilians, making up 60% of the foreign population4 As of 2008update Brazilians were the majority of the foreigners in the city3 Hamamatsu has the largest Brazilian Nikkei population of any Japanese city,5 but as of 2007update it is the city of Oizumi, Gunma which has the highest concentration of them6 Toshiko Sugino 杉野 俊子 Sugino Toshiko of the National Defense Academy of Japan wrote that people in Hamamatsu "are considered open-minded" to the ethnic diversity4 The city has a lot of Portuguese signage It includes a Brazilian school, and many businesses catering to Brazilians display Brazilian flags4

As of an unspecified year, there were 2,500 Brazilian residents under the age of 18, with 1,600 of them being under 15 As of that unspecified year, 500 Brazilian minors were not attending any educational institution7

The chairperson of the Hamamatsu NPO Network Center, Mitsue Inoue, stated in 2010 that "There are many Brazilian supermarkets and schools in Hamamatsu, but Japanese living there don’t know that they exist"1

Economyedit

A map showing Hamamatsu Metropolitan Employment Area Hamamatsu near city hall Downtown Hamamatsu Eel, for which Hamamatsu is famous

Hamamatsu has been famous as an industrial city, especially for musical instruments and motorcycles It also has been known for fabric industry, but most of those companies and factories went out of business in the 1990s As of 2010, Greater Hamamatsu, Hamamatsu Metropolitan Employment Area, has a GDP of US$543 billion89

Companies headquartered in Hamamatsuedit

  • Hamamatsu Photonics KK10
  • Kawai Musical Instruments Mfg
  • Roland Corporation
  • Suzuki Motor Co
  • Tōkai Gakki also known as Tokai Guitars Company Ltd
  • Yamaha Corporation

Companies founded in Hamamatsuedit

  • Honda Motor Co

Transportationedit

Hamamatsu Station exterior Hamamatsu Station interior

Railwaysedit

  • Central Japan Railway Company: Tōkaidō Shinkansen
    • Hamamatsu
  • Central Japan Railway Company: Tōkaidō Main Line
    • Tenryūgawa  Hamamatsu  Takatsuka  Maisaka  Bentenjima
  • Central Japan Railway Company: Iida Line
    • Izumma  Kamiichiba  Urakawa  Hayase  Shimokawai  Chūbu-Tenryū  Sakuma  Aizuki  Shironishi  Mukaichiba  Misakubo  Ōzore  Kowada
  • Enshū Railway: Enshū Railway Line
    • Shin-Hamamatsu  Dai-Ichi-dōri  Enshū-Byōin  Hachiman  Sukenobu  Enshū-Hikuma  Enshū-Kamijima  Jidōsha-Gakkō-Mae  Saginomiya  Sekishi  Enshū-Nishigasaki  Enshū-Komatsu  Hamakita  Misono-Chūō-kōen  Enshū-Kobayashi  Enshū-Shibamoto  Enshū-Gansuiji  Nishi-Kajima
  • Tenryū Hamanako Railroad: Tenryū Hamanako Line
    • Tenryū-Futamata  Futamata-Hommachi  Nishi-Kajima  Gansuiji  Miyaguchi  Fruit Park  Miyakoda  Hamamatsudaigakumae  Kanasashi  Kigakōkōmae  Kiga  Nishi-Kiga  Sunza  Hamanako-Sakume  Higashi-Tsuzuki  Tsuzuki  Mikkabi  Okuhamanako  Ona

Highwaysedit

  • Expressways
    • Tōmei Expressway Hamamatsu interchange, Hamamatsu Nishi interchange, and Mikkabi interchange
    • Shin-Tōmei Expressway
    • Sanen Nanshin Highway under construction
  • Bypasses
    • Hamamatsu Bypass
    • Hamana Bypass
  • National Highways
    • National Route 1
    • National Route 42
    • National Route 150
    • National Route 152
    • National Route 257
    • National Route 301
    • National Route 362
    • National Route 473

Airportedit

There are no civilian airports in Hamamatsu Shizuoka Airport 34°47′46″N 138°11′22″E / 34796111°N 138189444°E / 34796111; 138189444 is the closest, located 43 kilometres 27 mi from Hamamatsu Station, between Makinohara and Shimada

Chūbu Centrair International Airport in Aichi Prefecture, located about 87 kilometres 54 mi11 west of the city, is the second closest

Mediaedit

Radio stationsedit

  • FM Haro! JOZZ6AB FM, 761 MHz
  • K-MIX JOKU FM, 784 MHz
  • NHK FM JOPK FM, 821 MHz
  • in Portuguese Radio Phoenix internet12

Educationedit

Colleges and universitiesedit

  • Hamamatsu Gakuin University
  • Hamamatsu University
  • Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
  • Seirei Christopher University
  • Shizuoka University Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Informatics
  • Shizuoka University of Art and Culture

Primary and secondary schoolsedit

Hamamatsu Municipal Senior High School

Senior high schools operated by Shizuoka Prefecture:

  • Shizuoka Prefectural Hamamatsu North High School 静岡県立浜松北高等学校
  • Shizuoka Prefectural Hamamatsu Nishi West Senior and Junior High Schools 静岡県立浜松西高等学校・中等部
  • Shizuoka Prefectural Hamamatsu East High School 静岡県立浜松東高等学校
  • Shizuoka Prefectural Hamamatsu South High School 静岡県立浜松南高等学校
  • Shizuoka Prefectural Kiga High School 静岡県立気賀高等学校
  • Shizuoka Prefectural Kohoku High School 静岡県立浜松湖東高等学校
  • Shizuoka Prefectural Mikkabi High School 静岡県立三ヶ日高等学校

There is one senior high school operated by the city government: Hamamatsu Municipal Senior High School

Elementary and junior high schools are operated by the city government As of 2008update, the city had 117 public elementary schools and 52 public junior high schools13

The city has the following Brazilian international schools:

  • Escola Brasil former Escola Brasileira de Hamamatsu - Primary and secondary school14
  • Escola Alegria de Saber - Primary and secondary school14
  • Escola Alcance - Primary school14

It has one combined Peruvian school ペルー学校 and Brazilian primary school, Mundo de Alegría1415

The city formerly hosted other Brazilian schools, Colégio Pitágoras Brasil and Escola Cantinho Feliz16

The city includes a Brazilian curriculum, Portuguese-language private schoolwhich, serving elementary school through senior high school The school, which opened in 1996, is accredited in Brazil but not by Japanese authorities As of an unspecified time period, the school had 100 students The principal stated that he painted and remodeled the school facilities, a former dormitory used by a company4

Education of foreigners and Braziliansedit

As of May 1, 2009, the municipal elementary and junior high schools had 1,638 non-Japanese students17 As of 2008update, there were 932 Brazilians enrolled in Hamamatsu's municipal elementary and junior high schools: 646 Brazilians were enrolled in 61 public elementary schools, and 286 Brazilians were enrolled in 38 public junior high schools13

Within public schools Brazilian students have the same academic programs and take the same classes as Japanese nationals13 Special teachers and assistants work with foreign students at municipal elementary and junior high schools with significant numbers of non-Japanese enrolled18 In particular the schools use their part-time interpreters to assist Brazilian students The interpreters are not formal teachers, yet Tsutsumi Angela Aparecida of Hamamatsu's Burajiru Fureai Kai wrote that "their assistance has become very useful"13 Toshiko Sugino of the National Defense Academy of Japan wrote that the municipal and prefectural schools in Hamamatsu "follow traditional views of education and enforce rigid school rules" despite the reputation of open-mindedness in the residents of Hamamatsu, causing some foreigners to send their non-Japanese children to foreign private schools4

As of 2008update many Brazilian parents have difficulty in deciding whether to send their children to Japanese schools or Brazilian schools, and it is common for Brazilian children attending Japanese schools to switch to a Brazilian school and vice versa13 By 2010 many Brazilian parents had lost their jobs due to an economic decline, and many were unable to afford the Brazilian school annual tuitions of ¥30,000 to ¥40,0001

As of 2010update about 50% of Brazilians of high school age in Hamamatsu do not attend high school The inability to afford high school and difficulty with Japanese resulted in lower high school attendance rates Hamamatsu NPO Network Center has made efforts to increase school attendance1

In Hamamatsu volunteers and a non-profit organization have established Japanese-language classes and native language classes for foreign children18

Sportsedit

Footballedit

  • Honda FC which plays Japan Football League third division games at their own Miyakoda Soccer Stadium Honda competed in the Japan Soccer League's First Division from 1981 to 1991, but chose to relegate itself and not compete in the professional divisions due to parent company Honda's choice to retain team ownership Many Hamamatsu football fans prefer to follow Júbilo Iwata, across the Tenryu River in Iwata Júbilo maintains a club shop within Hamamatsu
  • Volare FC Hamamatsu, an autonomous club who competed in the Tokai Regional Football League Division 2 in 2011, flouted plans to either overtake Honda FC or merge with it, but it finished last in the Tokai League and was relegated Hamamatsu University also keeps a team in the said division, but college teams cannot be promoted to the top three tiers

Basketballedit

  • SAN-EN NeoPhoenix plays in the BLeague, Japan's first division of professional basketball The team plays its home games at the Toyohashi City General Gymnasium

The Hamamatsu Arena was one of the host arenas of the 2006 FIBA World Championship

Hamamatsu 3x3 FIBA: Placed Second at FIBA World Tour FInal in ABU Dhabi in 2016 Bikramjit Gill, Inderbir Gill, Chiro Kheda

Women's volleyballedit

Hamamatsu was one of the host cities of the official 2010 Women's Volleyball World Championship

International relationsedit

Hamamatsu has ratified Music Culture Exchange Treaty with the following cities however, of the following Rochester is the only official sister city:

  • Rochester, New York, United States since October 1, 1996

Twin towns and sister citiesedit

Hamamatsu is twinned with:

  • Warsaw, Poland since February 1, 199019
  • Camas, Washington, United States 20 since September 1981
  • Chehalis, Washington, United States20 since October 1998
  • Porterville, California, United States20 since October 1981
  • Rochester, New York, United States20 since October 2006

Local attractionsedit

  • Act City Tower Observatory: Hamamatsu's only skyscraper, situated next to JR Hamamatsu Station, is a symbol of the city It was designed to resemble a harmonica, a reminder that Hamamatsu is sometimes known as the "City of Music" The building houses shopping and a food court, the Okura Hotel, and an observatory on the 45th floor overlooking all of central Hamamatsu, even down to the sand dunes at the shore
  • Chopin Monument This is a 1:1-scale replica of the famous Art Nouveau bronze statue of Chopin by the famed artist Wacław Szymanowski The original is in Hamamatsu's sister city, Warsaw 
  • Hamamatsu Castle: Hamamatsu Castle Park stretches from the modern city hall building to the north The castle is located on a hill in the southeast corner of the park, near city hall It was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu His rule marks the beginning of the Edo Period Tokugawa Ieyasu lived here from 1571 to 1588 There is a small museum inside, which houses some armor and other relics of the period, as well as a miniature model of how the city might have looked 400 years ago North of the castle is a large park with a Japanese garden, a koi pond, a ceremonial teahouse, and some commons areas
  • Nakatajima Sand Dunes: one of the three largest sand dune areas in Japan
  • Hamamatsu Flower Park
  • Hamamatsu Fruit Park
  • Hamamatsu Municipal Zoo
  • Iinoya-gū shrine
  • Hamamatsu Tōshō-gū shrine

Festivalsedit

Akiha Fire Festivaledit

Haruno, Tenryu-ku: December

Ever since long ago, Mount Akiha was believed to have supernatural powers to prevent fires Bow and arrow, sword, and fire dances are performed at the Akiha Shrine At the Akiha Temple, a firewalking ceremony is performed where both believers and spectators celebrate the festival

Enshu Dainenbutsuedit

Saigagake Museum, Hamamatsu City: July 15

When a family commemorates the first Obon holidays after the death of a loved one, they may request that a dainenbutsu Buddhist chanting ritual be performed outside their house This is one of the local performing arts of the region The group always forms a procession in front of the house led by a person carrying a lantern and marches to the sound of flutes, Japanese drums and cymbals

During Hamamatsu Festival

Hamamatsu Kite Festivaledit

Naka-ku, Minami-ku, others: May

Hamamatsu Kite Festival is also called Hamamatsu Festival Hamamatsu Kite Festival held from May 3 to May 5 each year, includes a Tako Gassen, or kite fight, and luxuriously decorated palace-like floats The festival originated about 430 years ago, when the lord of Hamamatsu Castle celebrated the birth of his first son by flying kites In the Meiji Era, the celebration of the birth of a first son by flying Hatsu Dako, or the first kite, became popular, and this tradition has survived in the form of Hamamatsu Kite Festival During the nights of Hamamatsu Kite Festival, people parade downtown carrying over 70 yatai, or palace-lake floats, that are beautifully decorated while playing Japanese traditional festival music The festival reaches its peak when groups representing the city's various districts compete by energetically marching through the downtown streets

Hamakita Hiryu Festivaledit

Hamakita-ku: June

This festival is held in honor of Ryujin, the god believed to be associated with the Tenryū River, and features a wide variety of events such as the Hamakita takoage kite flying event and the Hiryu himatsuri flying dragon fire festival which celebrates water, sound, and flame

Hamamatsu International Piano Competitionedit

November

This festival celebrates Hamamatsu's history as a city of musical instruments and music, and brings dozens of the best young pianists from all over the world It has been held triennially since 1991 at the Act City Concert Hall and Main Hall

Hamakita Manyo Festivaledit

Hamakita-ku, Hamamatsu: October

This event takes place in Manyo-no-Mori Park to commemorate the Manyo Period and introduce its culture As part of the festival, people reenact the ancient past by wearing traditional clothes from the Heian period and presenting Japanese poetry readings

Inasa Puppet Festivaledit

Inasa, Kita-ku: November

One of the few puppet festivals held in Japan, featuring 60 performances of about 30 plays by puppet masters from all over the country The shows provide a full day of enjoyment for both children and adults

Princess Road Festivaledit

Hosoe, Kita-ku: April

This reenactment of a procession made by the princess in her palanquin along with her entourage of over 100 people including maids, samurai, and servants makes for a splendid scene beneath the cherry blossoms along the Toda River In the Edo period, princesses enjoyed traveling this road which came to be known as a hime kaidō princess road

Samba Festivaledit

The Hamamatsu Samba Festival is held in the city21

Shoryu Weeping Ume Blossom Festivaledit

Inasa, Kita-ku: late February to late March

In Ryusui Garden there is a stream with seven small waterfalls and about 80 weeping ume trees pruned to give the appearance of dragons riding on clouds to the heavens There are also 200 young trees planted along the mountainside

Notable peopleedit

  • Hiroshi Amano, 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics winner
  • Haruhi Aiso, singer, songwriter
  • Barasui, manga artist
  • Yuri Chinen, JPop talent, singer
  • Yōsuke Fujigaya, professional football player
  • Yuji Fujimoto, politician
  • Ken Fujita, professional football player
  • Hironoshin Furuhashi, Olympic swimmer
  • Kazuhiro Furuhashi, anime movie director
  • Tatsuya Furuhashi, professional football player
  • Taketoshi Gotoh, professional baseball player
  • Akari Hibino, voice actress
  • Soichiro Honda, engineer, industrialist, founder of Honda Motor Company
  • Yusuke Inuzuka, professional football player
  • Yasuhide Ito, musician
  • Toshio Kakei, actor
  • Takeshi Kamo, Olympic football player
  • Yoko Kando, Olympic swimmer
  • Naoyuki Kato, illustrator
  • Genichi Kawakami, former president of Yamaha
  • Keisuke Kinoshita, movie director
  • Naoyuki Kinoshita, art historian
  • Sanae Kobayashi, voice actress
  • Shigetatsu Matsunaga, professional football player
  • Takuya Matsuura, professional football player
  • Kanako Momota, J-pop singer and leader of Momoiro Clover Z
  • Kiiti Morita, mathematician
  • Ken Namba, composer
  • Jiro Ono, renowned sushi chef
  • Yuki Oshitani, professional football player
  • Ken'ya Ōsumi, dancer
  • Keisuke Ota, professional football player
  • Yoshiaki Ota, professional football player
  • Kentaro Sato, composer
  • Shinichiro Sawai, movie director, screenwriter
  • Goro Shimura, mathematician
  • Ryu Shionoya, politician
  • Hideto Suzuki, professional football player
  • Koji Suzuki, science-fiction writer
  • Michio Suzuki, founder of Suzuki Motors
  • Yasutomo Suzuki, politician, mayor of Hamamatsu
  • Saya Takagi, actress
  • Kenjiro Takayanagi, engineer, pioneer in development of the television
  • Nobuhiro Takeda, professional football player
  • Kenji Tsuruta, manga artist
  • Kōji Tsuruta, actor
  • Azumi Uehara, Jpop singer
  • Hiromi Uehara, Jazz composer, pianist
  • Kosuke Yamamoto, professional football player
  • Masaaki Yanagishita, professional football player
  • Kisho Yano, professional football player

See alsoedit

  • Japan portal
  • Nikkei Brazilians at a Brazilian School in Japan

Referencesedit

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  2. ^ "JMA" JMA Retrieved May 30, 2012 
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  9. ^ Conversion rates - Exchange rates - OECD Data
  10. ^ "Headquarters" Hamamatsu Photonics Retrieved on February 17, 2015
  11. ^ From Chūbu Centrair International Airport to Hamamatsu station 34°42′14″N 137°44′05″E / 34703866°N 137734759°E / 34703866; 137734759 surveying http://vldbgsigojp/sokuchi/surveycalc/bl2stfhtml in Japanese
  12. ^ "Radio Phoenix - CONECTOUTÁ NA PHOENIX" Radiophoenixjp Retrieved 2013-03-26 
  13. ^ a b c d e Aparecida, Tsutsumi Angela Burajiru Fureai Kai "The Contradiction Between “Being and Seeming” Reinforces Low Academic Performance" Archive US-China Education Review B 2 2012 p 217-223 CITED: p 218
  14. ^ a b c d "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" Archive Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo Retrieved on October 13, 2015
  15. ^ "Ubicación y Acceso" Mundo de Alegría Retrieved on October 24, 2015 "〒431-0102 Shizuoka-ken Hamamatsu-shi Nishi-ku Yuto-cho Ubumi 9611-1" - Japanese address: "住所 〒431-0102 静岡県 浜松市 西区 雄踏町 宇布見 9611-1"
  16. ^ "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" Archive Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo February 7, 2008 Retrieved on October 13, 2015
  17. ^ Kitawaki, Yasuyuki 北脇保之 Former mayor of Hamamatsu, Director of the Center for Multilingual Multicultural Education and Research, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies CEMMER, 東京外国語大学多言語・多文化教育研究センター "A Japanese approach to municipal diversity management: The case of Hamamatsu City" Archive Managing Diversity: Stronger Communities, Better Cities Information about the book Archive At the Council of Europe website Retrieved on October 12, 2015 PDF p 7-8/13
  18. ^ a b Kitawaki, Yasuyuki 北脇保之 Former mayor of Hamamatsu, Director of the Center for Multilingual Multicultural Education and Research, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies CEMMER, 東京外国語大学多言語・多文化教育研究センター "A Japanese approach to municipal diversity management: The case of Hamamatsu City" Archive Managing Diversity: Stronger Communities, Better Cities Information about the book Archive At the Council of Europe website Retrieved on October 12, 2015 PDF p 8/13
  19. ^ "Miasta partnerskie Warszawy" umwarszawapl in Polish Biuro Promocji Miasta 2005-05-04 Archived from the original on October 11, 2007 Retrieved 2008-08-29 
  20. ^ a b c d "US-Japan Sister Cities by State" Asia Matters for America Honolulu, HI: East-West Center Retrieved 20 November 2015 
  21. ^ Kitawaki, Yasuyuki 北脇保之 Former mayor of Hamamatsu, Director of the Center for Multilingual Multicultural Education and Research, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies CEMMER, 東京外国語大学多言語・多文化教育研究センター "A Japanese approach to municipal diversity management: The case of Hamamatsu City" Archive Managing Diversity: Stronger Communities, Better Cities Information about the book Archive At the Council of Europe website Retrieved on October 12, 2015 PDF p 9/13

External linksedit

  • Official websitein Japanese
  • Hamamatsu City official website in English
  • In Hamamatsu
  • Hamamatsu travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Hamamatsu Daisuki Net I love Hamamatsu in English

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