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Yokkaichi

四日市市
Yokkaichi City Hall
Yokkaichi City Hall
Flag of Yokkaichi
Flag
Official seal of Yokkaichi
Seal
Location of Yokkaichi in Mie Prefecture
Location of Yokkaichi in Mie Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Kansai, Tōkai
Prefecture Mie Prefecture
Area
 • Total 206.44 km2 (79.71 sq mi)
Population
 (August 2015)
 • Total 306,107
 • Density 1,480/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Cinnamomum camphora
- Flower Salvia splendens
-Bird Black-headed gull
Phone number 059-354-8244
Address 1-5 Suwa-chō, Yokkaichi-shi, Mie-ken 510-8601

Yokkaichi is a Japanese city in Mie Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It is a port near Nagoya.

It has been recognized as a special city since 2000.

History

In the Edo period, Yokkaichi-juku was 43rd of the 53 shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto.

In 1936, Yokkaichi hosted an international trade fair called "Exposition of Yokkaichi City".

Sister cities

Yokkaichi has 2 sister cities.

People from Yokkaichi

  • Katsuya Okada - Foreign Affairs Minister
  • Takuya Okada - past chairman of AEON Group
  • Katsuaki Watanabe - president of Toyota Motor Corporation

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