Yoshikawa, Saitama Prefecture, Kantō Region, Japan

Geography | Surrounding municipalities | History | Government | Economy | Education | Transport : Rail : Road

🇯🇵 Yoshikawa is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The total area of the city is 31.66 square km (12.22 sq mi).

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Geography Located in far south-eastern Saitama Prefecture, Yoshikawa is on the central reaches of the Edo River and the Naka River, and is approximately 20 km from downtown Tokyo.

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Surrounding municipalities Saitama Prefecture ◦ Koshigaya; ◦ Sōka; ◦ Misato; ◦ Matsubushi.

Chiba Prefecture ◦ Nagareyama; ◦ Noda.

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History The area of Yoshikawa was tenryō territory within Shimōsa Province during the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. In 1871, it was transferred to the new Saitama Prefecture. The village of Yoshikawa was created within Kitakatsushika District, Saitama with the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was raised to town status on November 1, 1915. On March 1, 1955, Yoshikawa annexed the neighboring villages of Asahi and Miwanoe. The population began to rapidly increase in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and Yoshikawa was elevated to city status on April 1, 1996. (Modern-day) Yoshikawa's land is owned by the "Yoshikawa" family of Japan, dating back centuries ago. Although they did lose an unknown amount of their real estate after WW2, they are still considered to be tycoons in Japan's real estate economy. The Yoshikawa family is known to be very private about their wealth, putting it in untouched accounts, and not spending their generation's worth of wealth. Instead, they are known to be big donators to the many people living in Yoshikawa.

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Government Yoshikawa has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 20 members. Yoshikawa contributes one member to the Saitama Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Saitama 14th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

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Economy Due to this location, Yoshikawa is primarily a bedroom community with over 19% of its population commuting to the Tokyo metropolis for work. The area was historically known for its production of catfish.

Saizeriya, the chain of yoshoku restaurants, is based in Yoshikawa.

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Education Yoshikawa has eight public elementary schools and four public middle schools operated by the city government, and one public high school operated by the Saitama Prefectural Board of Education. • High school: Yoshikawa Minami High School 

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Transport: Rail JR East – Musashino line • Yoshikawa - Yoshikawa-Minami.

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Transport: Road • Jōban Expressway • National Route 4.

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Asia/Tokyo/Saitama 
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Yoshikawa has a population of over 73,262 people. Yoshikawa also forms one of the centres of the wider Saitama Prefecture which has a population of over 1,324,854 people.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Yoshikawa has links with:

🇯🇵 Ichinoseki, Japan 🇺🇸 Lake Oswego, USA
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East of: 139.85

🇯🇵 Sakata 139.85

🇯🇵 Misato 139.867

🇯🇵 Utsunomiya 139.867

🇯🇵 Yūki 139.867

🇯🇵 Edogawa 139.883

🇯🇵 Kimitsu 139.9

🇯🇵 Urayasu 139.9

🇯🇵 Matsudo 139.9

🇯🇵 Kisarazu 139.917

🇯🇵 Aizuwakamatsu 139.917

West of: 139.85

🇯🇵 Yashio 139.842

🇯🇵 Shimotsuke 139.833

🇯🇵 Tsuruoka 139.817

🇯🇵 Oyama 139.807

🇯🇵 Sōka 139.8

🇯🇵 Koshigaya 139.795

🇯🇵 Sakai 139.783

🇯🇵 Taitō 139.78

🇯🇵 Chūō 139.77

🇯🇵 Kanda 139.768

Antipodal to Yoshikawa is: -40.15,-35.883

Locations Near: Yoshikawa 139.85,35.8833

🇯🇵 Koshigaya 139.795,35.881 d: 5  

🇯🇵 Yashio 139.842,35.82 d: 7.1  

🇯🇵 Misato 139.867,35.817 d: 7.6  

🇯🇵 Sōka 139.8,35.817 d: 8.7  

🇯🇵 Matsudo 139.9,35.783 d: 12  

🇯🇵 Kashiwa 139.967,35.867 d: 10.7  

🇯🇵 Kasukabe 139.752,35.975 d: 13.5  

🇯🇵 Moriya 139.967,35.95 d: 12.9  

🇯🇵 Kawaguchi 139.73,35.805 d: 13.9  

🇯🇵 Warabi 139.688,35.827 d: 15.9  

Antipodal to: Yoshikawa -40.15,-35.883

🇨🇱 La Reina -33.45,-33.45 d: 19345.5  

🇧🇷 Tubarão -49,-28.467 d: 18844  

🇧🇷 Criciúma -49.372,-28.678 d: 18835.8  

🇧🇷 Santa Catarina -48.5,-27.6 d: 18803  

🇧🇷 São José -48.617,-27.6 d: 18795.8  

🇧🇷 Palhoça -48.667,-27.633 d: 18795.6  

🇧🇷 Biguaçu -48.667,-27.5 d: 18784  

🇧🇷 Itapema -48.612,-27.091 d: 18751.5  

🇧🇷 Balneário Camboriú -48.633,-26.983 d: 18740.7  

🇧🇷 Viamão -51.023,-30.088 d: 18814.8  

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