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Okazaki
岡崎市
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Okazaki in Aichi
Okazaki in Aichi
 
Country Japan
Region Chūbu, Tōkai
Prefecture Aichi
Area
 • Total 387.24 km2 (149.51 sq mi)
Population (August 2011)
 • Total 373,339
 • Density 964/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese black pine
- Flower Wisteria
Phone number 0564-23-6495
Address 2-9 Jūō-chō, Okazaki-shi, Aichi-ken 444-8601
Website City of Okazaki

Okazaki (岡崎市 Okazaki-shi) is a Japanese city in Aichi Prefecture on the island of Honshu.

It has been recognized as a core city since 2003.

History

In the Edo period, Fujikawa-shuku was one of the fifty-three shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto.

Education

Universities and colleges

  • National Institutes of Natural Sciences
  • National Institute for Basic Biology
  • Aichi Gakusen University
  • Aichi Gakusen College
  • Aichi Sangyo University
  • University of Human Environments
  • Okazaki Women's Junior College

Sister cities

People from Okazaki

  • Yuki Fukaya – professional soccer player
  • Motoo Kimura - biologist
  • Takashi Kondō – voice actor
  • Kotomitsuki Keiji – sumo wrestler
  • Satoru Nakajima – race car driver
  • Kazuki Nakajima – race car driver
  • Hiromasa Yamamoto – professional soccer player

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