11 Facts About Hamamatsu


Hamamatsu is a city located in western Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

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Hamamatsu is a member of the World Health Organization's Alliance for Healthy Cities .

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Climate in southern Hamamatsu has a humid subtropical climate with cool to mild winters with little snowfall; however, it is windy in winter because of the dry monsoon called Enshu no Karakaze, which is unique to the region.

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At one point, Hamamatsu had the largest Brazilian Nikkei population of any Japanese city, Many foreigners work in the manufacturing sector, taking temporary jobs in Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha plants.

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Hamamatsu flourished during the Edo period under a succession of daimyo rulers as a castle town, and as a post town on the Tokaido highway connecting Edo with Kyoto.

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Hamamatsu has ratified Music Culture Exchange Treaty with the following cities :.

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Hamamatsu has been famous as an industrial city, especially for musical instruments and motorcycles.

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Toshiko Sugino of the National Defense Academy of Japan wrote that the municipal and prefectural schools in Hamamatsu "follow traditional views of education and enforce rigid school rules" despite the reputation of open-mindedness in the residents of Hamamatsu, causing some foreigners to send their non-Japanese children to foreign private schools.

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The festival originated about 430 years ago, when the lord of Hamamatsu Castle celebrated the birth of his first son by flying kites.

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Hamamatsu Arena was one of the host arenas of the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

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Hamamatsu was one of the host cities of the official 2010 Women's Volleyball World Championship.

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