Akita, Akita facts for kids
Akita has been one of the most important cities in the Tōhoku region since ancient times.
The Ashina clan held this part of northern Japan (Mutsu Province) in the 15-16th centuries.
The Satake clan built Akita Castle in 1604.
The modern city of Akita was established on April 1, 1889.
Akita is the largest city on the western coast of the Tōhoku region.
- Minami-Akita District: Gojōme, Ikawa
- Kita-Akita District: Kamikoani
- Senboku District: Nishiki
- Akita University
- Akita Prefectural University, a public university, is in the city.
- Akita International University is a public university outside of town. Classes are taught only in English.
- North Asia University
- Akita Nutrition Junior College
- Misono Gakuen Junior College
- Open University of Japan Akita learning center
Local foods and products
- Kiritampo – baked rice
- Sasamaki – rice wrapped in bamboo grass
- Iwagaki – a kind of oyster
- Iburi-gakko – a kind of pickle
Sister / friendship cities
International sister / friendship cities
- August 5, 1982: Lanzhou, People's Republic of China
- April 8, 1984: Passau, Germany
- July 15, 1987: Malabon City, Philippines
- January 22, 1992: Kenai, Alaska, United States of America
- 1993: St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States of America (with Yūwa, Akita, which merged into Akita, Akita)
- June 29, 1992: Vladivostok, Russia
Sister cities in Japan
- Yukio Endo
- Shingo Kumabayashi
Images for kids
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