- Takasaki, Gunma
Japanese city | Name = Takasaki
JapaneseName = 高崎市| Region = Kantō
Area_km2 = 401.01 | Population = 341,621
October 1, 2007
Elevation = | Tree =
Zelkova serrata, Cyclobalanopsis
| SymbolDescription= Flag
CityHallLink = [http://www.city.takasaki.gunma.jp/ Takasaki City] | City
nihongo|Takasaki|高崎市|Takasaki-shi is a city located in
Gunma Prefecture, Japan.
The city was founded on
April 1, 1900.
Takasaki is a regional transportation hub due to the fact that its train station (
Takasaki Station) is the junction of several rail lines as well as a Shinkansen("Bullet Train") stop.
The city is famous as the hometown of the
Daruma doll, theoretically representing the Buddhist sage Bodhidharmabut in modern practice a symbol of good luck.
January 23, 2006, the municipalities of Gunma, Kurabuchi and Misato from Gunma District and the town of Shin from Tano District merged into the expanded city of Takasaki.
October 1, 2006, the town of Haruna from Gunma District merged into the city of Takasaki. Gunma District was dissolved as a result of this merger.
*A planned merger of municipalities will be implemented on
June 1, 2009; Yoshii in Tano District will merge into the city of Takasaki.http://www.kokudo.or.jp/new/cities/sub/kanto/10.htm]
Yasuhiro Nakasone- former Prime Minister of Japan
Hirofumi Nakasone- politician(Yasuhiro Nakasone's son)
Takeo Fukuda- former Prime Minister of Japan
Yasuo Fukuda- Prime Minister of Japan (Takeo Fukuda's son)
Kyosuke Himuro- musician (former member of BOØWY)
Tomoyasu Hotei- musician (former member of BOØWY)
Tsunematsu Matsui- musician (former member of BOØWY)
*Famous German architect
Bruno Tautlived for some time in Takasaki
Fujio Masuoka- inventor of flash memory
Arte Takasaki- football (soccer)club
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*en icon [http://www.city.takasaki.gunma.jp/English/default.html Takasaki city official website]
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