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Yokkaichi
四日市市
Special city
四日市市 · Yokkaichi
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Location of Yokkaichi in Mie
Location of Yokkaichi in Mie
 
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Mie
Area
 • Total 205.53 km2 (79.36 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2010)
 • Total 314,393
 • Density 1,529.30/km2 (3,960.9/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camphor tree
- Flower Salvia
- Bird Black-headed Gull
Phone number +81-59-354-8244
Address 1-5 Suwa-chō, Yokkaichi-shi, Mie-ken
510-8601
Website City of Yokkaichi

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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