Elementary school is a school for students in their first school years, where they get primary education before they enter secondary education. The exact ages vary by country. In the United States, elementary schools have 6 grades with pupils aged between 6 and 13 years old, but the age can be up to 10 or 14 years old as well. In Japan, the age of pupils in elementary school ranges from 6 to 12, after which the pupils enter junior high school. Elementary school is only one part of compulsory education in Western countries. Elementary school were first established in 1870. Most of these schools were converted into Primary schools during the late 1940s. Elementary school: were first promoted in 1647 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Today, there are approximately 92,858 elementary schools Elementary schools in Japan were first established by 1875. National Center for Education Statistics Elementary Schools with Education and Crime Statistics Educational stage Primary school Grammar school Virtual reality in primary education
The Chūbu region, Central region, or Central Japan is a region in the middle of Honshū, Japan's main island. Chūbu has a population of 21,715,822 as of 2010, it encompasses nine prefectures: Aichi, Gifu, Nagano, Shizuoka and Yamanashi. It is located directly between the Kantō region and the Kansai region and includes the major city of Nagoya as well as Pacific Ocean and Sea of Japan coastlines, extensive mountain resorts, Mount Fuji; the region is the widest part of Honshū and the central part is characterized by high, rugged mountains. The Japanese Alps divide the country into the Pacific side, sunny in winter, the Sea of Japan side, snowy in winter; the Chūbu region covers a large and geographically diverse area of Honshū which leads to it being divided into three distinct subregions: Tōkai, Kōshin'etsu, Hokuriku. There is another subregion referred to in business circles called Chūkyō; the Tōkai region bordering the Pacific Ocean, is a narrow corridor interrupted in places by mountains that descend into the sea.
Since the Tokugawa period, this corridor has been critical in linking Tokyo and Osaka. One of old Japan's most important ancient roadways, the Tōkaidō, ran through it connecting Tokyo and Kyoto, the old imperial capital. In the twentieth century, it became the route for new super-express highways and high-speed railroad lines; the area consists of Aichi, Shizuoka,and southern Gifu prefectures. A number of small alluvial plains are found in the corridor section. A mild climate, favorable location close to the great metropolitan complexes, availability of fast transportation have made this area a center for truck-gardening and out-of-season vegetables. Upland areas of rolling hills are extensively given over to the growing of mandarin oranges and tea. Nagoya, which faces Ise Bay, is a center for heavy industry, including iron and steel and machinery manufacturing; the corridor has a number of small but important industrial centers. The western part of Tōkai includes the Nōbi Plain, where rice was being grown by the seventh century.
The three Tōkai prefectures centered on Nagoya have strong economic ties, the parts of these prefectures that are closest to the city comprise the Chūkyō Metropolitan Area. This area boasts the third strongest economy in Japan and this influence can sometimes extend into the more remote parts of these prefectures that are farther away from Nagoya. Thus, these three prefectures are sometimes called the "Chūkyō region" in a business sense; this name does not see widespread usage throughout Japan. Kōshin'etsu is an area of complex and high rugged mountains—often called the "roof of Japan"—that include the Japanese Alps; the population is chiefly concentrated in six elevated basins connected by narrow valleys. It was long a main silk-producing area, although output declined after World War II. Much of the labor required in silk production was absorbed by the district's diversified manufacturing industry, which included precision instruments, textiles, food processing, other light manufacturing. Kōshin'etsu means Yamanashi and Niigata prefectures.
Yamanashi and northern Gifu Prefecture are sometimes referred to as Chūō-kōchi or Tōsan region. The Hokuriku region lies on the Sea of Japan coastline, northwest of the massive mountains that comprise Kōshin'etsu. Hokuriku includes the four prefectures of Ishikawa, Fukui and Toyama,The district has heavy snowfall and strong winds in winter, its turbulent rivers are the source of abundant hydroelectric power. Niigata Prefecture is the site of domestic oil production as well. Industrial development is extensive in the cities in Niigata and Toyama. Hokuriku's development is owed to markets in the Kansai region, however the urban areas at the heart of the Kantō region and Tōkai region are having a heavy an influence as well. Hokuriku has port facilities which are to facilitate trade with Russia and China. Transportation between Niigata and Toyama used to be geographically limited and so Niigata has seen strong influence from the Kantō region, because of this Niigata Prefecture is classified as being part of the Kōshin'etsu region with Nagano and Yamanashi Prefectures.
Designated cityNagoya City: a designated city, the capital of Aichi Prefecture Niigata City: a designated city, the capital of Niigata Prefecture Hamamatsu City: a designated city Shizuoka City:a designated city, the capital of Shizuoka PrefectureCore cityKanazawa City: a core city, the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture Toyama City: a core city, the capital of Toyama Prefecture Gifu City: a core city, the capital of Gifu Prefecture Nagano City: a core city, the capital of Nagano PrefectureSpecial cityFukui City: a special city, the capital of Fukui Prefecture Kofu City: a special city, the capital of Yamanashi Prefecture Geography of Japan List of regions of Japan Tōkai–Tōsan dialect and Hokuriku dialect Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. Japan Encyclopedia. Trans. by Käthe Roth. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-01753-6, ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5. OCLC 58053128; this article incorporates public domain material from the Library of Congress Country Studies document "Japan". Chubu travel guide from Wikivoyage
The Asahi Shimbun is one of the five national newspapers in Japan. Its circulation, 7.96 million for its morning edition and 3.1 million for its evening edition as of June 2010, was second behind that of Yomiuri Shimbun. The company has its registered headquarters in Osaka. One of Japan's oldest and largest national daily newspapers, the Asahi Shimbun began publication in Osaka on 25 January 1879 as a small-print, four-page illustrated paper that sold for one sen a copy, had a circulation of 3,000 copies; the three founding officers of a staff of twenty were Kimura Noboru, Murayama Ryōhei, Tsuda Tei. The company's first premises were at Edobori in Osaka. On 13 September of the same year, Asahi printed its first editorial. In 1881, the Asahi adopted an all-news format, enlisted Ueno Riichi as co-owner. From 1882, Asahi began to receive financial support from the Government and Mitsui, hardened the management base. Under the leadership of Ueno, whose brother was one of the Mitsui managers, Murayama, the Asahi began its steady ascent to national prominence.
On 10 July 1888, the first issue of the Tokyo Asahi Shimbun was published from the Tokyo office at Motosukiyachō, Kyōbashi. The first issue was numbered No. 1,076 as it was a continuation of three small papers: Jiyū no Tomoshibi, Tomoshibi Shimbun and Mesamashi Shimbun. On 1 April 1907, the renowned writer Natsume Sōseki 41, resigned his teaching positions at Tokyo Imperial University, now Tokyo University, to join the Tokyo Asahi Shimbun; this was soon after the publication of his novels Wagahai wa Neko de Aru and Botchan, which made him the center of literary attention. On 1 October 1908, Osaka Asahi Shimbun and Tokyo Asahi Shimbun were merged into a single unified corporation, Asahi Shimbun Gōshi Kaisha, with a capitalization of 600,000 yen. In 1918, because of its critical stance towards Terauchi Masatake's cabinet during the Rice Riots, government authorities suppressed an article in the Osaka Asahi, leading to a softening of its liberal views, the resignation of many of its staff reporters in protest.
Indeed, the newspaper's liberal position led to its vandalization during the February 26 Incident of 1936, as well as repeated attacks from the right wing throughout this period. From the latter half of the 1930s, Asahi ardently supported Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe's wartime government and criticized capitalism harshly under Taketora Ogata, the Editor in Chief of Asahi Shimbun. Influential editorial writers of Asahi such as Shintarō Ryū, Hiroo Sassa, Hotsumi Ozaki were the center members of the Shōwa Kenkyūkai, a political think tank for Konoe. Ogata was one of the leading members of the Genyōsha, formed in 1881 by Tōyama Mitsuru; the Genyōsha was an ultranationalist group of organized crime figures and those with far right-wing political beliefs. Kōki Hirota, hanged as a Class A war criminal, was a leading member of the Genyōsha and one of Ogata's best friends. Hirota was the chairman of Tōyama's funeral committee, Ogata was the vice-chairman. Ryū, a Marxist economist of the Ōhara Institute for Social Research before he entered Asahi, advocated centrally planned economies in his Nihon Keizai no Saihensei.
And Sassa, a son of ultranationalistic politician Sassa Tomofusa, joined hands with far-right generals and terrorists who had assassinated Junnosuke Inoue, Baron Dan Takuma and Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi to support Konoe. In 1944, they attempted assassination of Prime Minister Hideki Tōjō. On 9 April 1937 the Kamikaze, a Mitsubishi aircraft sponsored by the Asahi Shimbun company and flown by Masaaki Iinuma, arrived in London, to the astonishment of the Western world, it was the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe. On 1 September 1940, the Osaka Asahi Shimbun and the Tokyo Asahi Shimbun unified their names into the Asahi Shimbun. On 1 January 1943, the publication of the Asahi Shimbun was stopped by the government after the newspaper published a critical essay contributed by Seigō Nakano, one of the leading members of the Genyōsha and Ogata's best friend. On 27 December 1943, Nagataka Murayama, a son-in-law of Murayama Ryōhei and the President of Asahi, removed Ogata from the Editor in Chief and relegated him to the Vice President to hold absolute power in Asahi.
On 22 July 1944, Vice President of Asahi, became a Minister without Portfolio and the President of Cabinet Intelligence Agency in Kuniaki Koiso's cabinet. On 7 April 1945, Hiroshi Shimomura, former Vice President of Asahi, became the Minister without Portfolio and the President of Cabinet Intelligence Agency in Kantarō Suzuki's cabinet. On 17 August 1945, Ogata became the Minister without Portfolio and the Chief Cabinet Secretary and the President of Cabinet Intelligence Agency in Prince Higashikuni's cabinet. On 5 November 1945, as a way of assuming responsibility for compromising the newspaper's principles during the war, the Asahi Shimbun's president and senior executives resigned en masse. On 21 November 1946, the newspaper adopted the modern kana usage system. On 30 November 1949, the Asahi Shimbun started to publish the serialized cartoon strip Sazae-san by Machiko Hasegawa; this was a la
Nagoya TV Tower
The Nagoya TV Tower is a TV tower in Nagoya, central Japan. It is the oldest TV tower in Japan, was completed in 1954, it is located in the centre of Hisaya Ōdori Park. The tower is 180 metres high, has two main observation decks at the heights of 90 metres and 100 metres; the tower includes a restaurant and gallery at 30 metres. Nagoya TV Tower resembles the Eiffel Tower; the tower became known under the nickname of "Thunder Tower" due to the nighttime illumination. The tower included a bowling alley at the top; the famous movie monster, Godzilla pulled the tower down in Mothra vs. Godzilla, twenty-eight years it was destroyed again in the 1992 remake, Godzilla vs. Mothra; this time around, it is demolished by the monster Battra. In the anime Seraph of the End, the tower makes a brief appearance in episode 5 of season 2, where characters Yoichi Saotome and Shinya Hiragi use the tower as their sniping point in their mission to assassinate vampire noble Lucal Wesker. Official Website Nagoya TV Tower at Structurae
Hisaya-ōdōri Station is an underground metro station located in Naka-ku, Aichi Prefecture, Japan operated by the Nagoya Municipal Subway. It is an interchange station between the Sakura-dōri Line and the Meijō Line and is located 3.3 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Sakura-dōri Line at Nakamura Kuyakusho Station and 3.4 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Meijō Line at Kanayama Station. This station is located in part of the upper class district of Nagoya. Yagoto Station was opened on 9 October 1989 for both the Meijō Line. Platform screen doors were installed on the Sakura-dōri Line platforms from March 2011. Nagoya Municipal Subway Meijō Line Sakura-dōri Line Yagoto Station has one underground island platform for use by the Sakura-dōri Line and two underground opposed side platforms for use by the Meijō Line. Yagoto Station official web site Hisaya-ōdōri Station
The Sakura-dōri Line is a subway line, part of the Nagoya Municipal Subway system in Nagoya, Japan. It runs from Nakamura Kuyakusho Station in Nakamura Ward to Tokushige in Midori Ward, all within Nagoya; the Sakura-dōri Line's color on maps is red. In 2004, the city started to change all station signs; the new signs have a station name followed by a number. In the case of Sakura-dōri Line, the letter is S. Officially, the line is called Nagoya City Rapid Railway Line 6. All the stations accept a rechargeable contactless smart card; the first section of the line opened in 1989. Between Nagoya and Imaike, the line runs under Sakura-dōri Avenue, being the bypass line of Higashiyama Line; this is the only Nagoya Municipal Subway line. 6000 series 6050 series The Sakura-dōri Line was first envisioned in the Urban Transportation Council Report No. 14 as an underground line running from Nakamura Kuyakusho to Imaike, was intended to relieve the central portion of the Higashiyama Line, which in the late-1970s operated with a crush load capacity of 250% during rush hour.
The line was opened on 10 September 1989 between Nakamura Imaike. Automatic train operation using a single driver commenced on 16 February 1994, the line was extended from Imaike to Nonami on 30 March 1994. From Nonami, the line was extended further east to Tokushige, in Midori-ku, on 27 March 2011; this extension involved building a new depot near Tokushige Station, which replaced the previous depot located near Nakamura Kuyakusho Station. There is a plan to extend the line further, somewhere in Toyoake City or Toyota City. There is a plan to extend the line to opposite direction, from Nakamura Kuyakusho to somewhere in Shippō. List of railway lines in Japan Nagoya Bureau of Transportation Nagoya Bureau of Transportation Subway map
Nagoya Station is a major railway station in Nakamura-ku, Japan. It is one of the world's largest train stations by floor area, houses the headquarters of the Central Japan Railway Company. Much of this space is located in the JR Central Towers atop the station, as well as in underground concourses; the current station complex was completed on December 20, 1999. The station and the area around it is called Meieki in the Japanese addressing system; the station is adjacent to Meitetsu Nagoya Station, the terminal of the Nagoya Railroad, Kintetsu Nagoya Station, the terminal of the Kintetsu Nagoya Line. The twin-towered station rises over 50 stories. There is the 55-story tall office tower. Tōkaidō Shinkansen Tōkaidō Main Line Chūō Main Line Kansai Main Line Takayama Main Line Aonami Line Higashiyama Line Sakuradōri Line The platforms and the tracks are elevated. Six island platforms for the Tōkaidō Main Line, Chuo Line, Kansai Line are situated in the eastern part of the station and serve 12 tracks.
Two island platforms for the Tokaido Shinkansen are situated in the western part and serve four tracks. The station is situated on the Inazawa Line; the station has an island platform serving two tracks with platform gates. An island platform for the Sakura-dori Line serving two tracks is located east to west under the central concourse of JR Nagoya Station; the platform is fenced with platform gates. An island platform for the Higashiyama Line serving two tracks is located south to north under underground city Meieki Chikagai, in the east of JR Nagoya Station; the southern part of the platform is used for the trains for Fujigaoka and the northern one is for the trains for Takahata. Nagoya Station first opened on 1 May 1886. Meitetsu Nagoya Station Kintetsu Nagoya Station JR Central station information Station Nagoya Towers Nagoya