Suginami, Tokyo


Suginami, Tokyo

Japanese city
Name=Suginami
JapaneseName=杉並区
Prefecture=Tokyo
Region=Kantō
Area_km2=34.02
Population=536,657
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nihongo|Suginami|杉並区|Suginami-ku is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. In English, it calls itself Suginami City.

As of 2008, the ward has an estimated population of 536,657 and a density of 15490 persons per km². The total area is 34.02 km².

Geography

Suginami occupies the western part of the ward area of Tokyo. Its neighbors include these special wards: to the east, Shibuya and Nakano; to the north, Nerima; and to the south, Setagaya. Its western neighbors are the cities of Mitaka and Musashino.

The Kanda and Myoshoji Rivers pass through Suginami. The Zenpukuji river originates from the Zenpukuji Park in Western Suginami.

The center of population of Tokyo lies in Omiya 1-chome in Suginami.

History

The ward was founded on March 15, 1947.

Places

A list of the neighborhoods which make up Suginami-ku (杉並区).

*Amanuma 天沼
*Asagaya station 阿佐ヶ谷駅
*Asagaya-Kita 阿佐谷北
*Asagaya-Minami 阿佐谷南
*Eifuku 永福
*Hamadayama 浜田山
*Hon-Amanuma 本天沼
*Hōnan 方南
*Horinouchi 堀ノ内
*Igusa 井草
*Imagawa 今川
*Izumi 和泉
*Kami-Igusa 上井草
*Kami-Takaido 上高井戸
*Kamiogi 上荻
*Kōenji 高円寺駅
*Kōenji-Kita 高円寺北
*Kōenji-Minami 高円寺南
*Kugayama 久我山
*Matsunoki 松ノ木
*Minami-Ogikubo 南荻窪
*Miyamae 宮前
*Momoi 桃井
*Narita-Higashi 成田東
*Narita-Nishi 成田西
*Nishiogi-Kita 西荻北
*Nishiogi-Minami 西荻南
*Nishi-Ogikubo 西荻窪駅
*Ogikubo 荻窪
*Ōmiya 大宮
*Shimizu 清水
*Shimo-igusa 下井草
*Shimo-Takaido 下高井戸
*Shōan 松庵
*Takaido-Higashi 高井戸東
*Takaido-Nishi 高井戸西
*Umezato 梅里
*Wada 和田
*Zenpukuji 善福寺

Politics

As of 2005, the mayor of Suginami is Yamada Hiroshi.

Residents Basic Registry Network

Suginami refused to connect to Japan's Residents Basic Registry Network. As of 2005, it is implementing a measure to make registry optional.

Anti Revisionism

Suginami became part of Japan's fight against nationalist textbook revisionism when, in 2005, residents petitioned Tokyo's courts to prevent the adoption of a controversial textbook published by Fusosha Publishing Inc which is claimed to attempt to justify Japanese actions during WWII.

Transportation

Rail

*JR East
**Chūō Main Line (Chūō-Sobu Line): Koenji, Asagaya, Ogikubo, Nishi-Ogikubo Stations
*Keio Corporation
**Keiō Line: Hachiman-yama Station
**Keiō Inokashira Line: Eifuku-cho, Nishi Eifuku, Hamada-yama, Takaido, Fujimi-ga-oka, Kuga-yama Stations
*Seibu Railway Seibu Shinjuku Line: Shimo-Igusa, Iogi, Kami-Igusa Stations
*Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line: Honancho; Higashi Koenji, Shin-Koenji, Minami Asagaya, Ogikubo Stations

Highway

*National highways: Route 20, the Kōshū Kaidō
*Kan-nana Dori (Number 7 Ring Road)
*Kan-pachi Dori (Number 8 Ring Road)

Education

Suginami operates public elementary and junior high schools.

Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.
*Nishi High School [http://www.nishi-h.metro.tokyo.jp/nishi-h/]
*Nogei High School [http://www.nogei-h.metro.tokyo.jp/]
*Ogikubo High School [http://www.ogikubo-h.metro.tokyo.jp/]
*Suginami High School [http://www.suginami-h.metro.tokyo.jp/]
*Suginami Sogo High School [http://www.suginamisogo-h.metro.tokyo.jp/]
*Suginami Technical High School [http://www.suginamikogyo-h.metro.tokyo.jp/]
*Toyotama High School [http://www.toyotama-h.metro.tokyo.jp/]

Famous people

*Takanohana Koji: retired yokozuna in sumo
*Nami Tamaki: singer
*Higo Katsuhiro: comedian (currently lives in Suginami-ku)
*Goichi Suda:Video game designer/CEO (established Grasshopper Manufacture here)

ee also

References

External links

* [http://www2.city.suginami.tokyo.jp/life/english.htm Suginami official website] (in English)


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