- Meguro, Tokyo
— Special ward — 目黒区 · Meguro City
Tokyo Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Japan Region Kantō Prefecture Tokyo Government - Mayor Aoki Eiji Area - Total 14.70 km2 (5.7 sq mi) Population (September 1, 2008) - Total 261,033 - Density 17,757/km2 (45,990.4/sq mi) Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9) City symbols - Tree Castanopsis - Flower Lespedeza - Bird Great Tit Website Meguro
Meguro hosts fifteen foreign embassies and consulates. One of Tokyo's most exclusive residential neighborhoods (Kakinokizaka) is located in Meguro.
The ward was founded on March 15, 1947.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Politics and government
- 4 Transportation
- 5 Education
- 6 Economy
- 7 Culture
- 8 Religious institutions
- 9 Famous people
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
The Higashiyama shell mound contains remains from the paleolithic, Jōmon, Yayoi, and Kofun periods.
The area now known as Meguro was originally two towns, Meguro proper and Hibusuma, all parts of the former Ebara District of Musashi Province. The two were merged into a Meguro ward for Tokyo City in 1932 and since then the ward has remained with no alterations to its territory.
Politics and government
The current mayor is Aoki Eiji, an independent. Meguro has a city assembly with 36 elected members.
- Tokyu Corporation
- Keio Electric Railway Keiō Inokashira Line: Komaba-Todaimae Station
- Note: Meguro Station (JR, Tokyu Meguro Line, Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Toei Mita Line) is in Shinagawa, not Meguro.
- Shuto Expressway No.3 Shibuya Route (Tanimachi JCT - Yoga)
Colleges and universities
Public elementary and junior high schools are operated by the Meguro City Board of Education. Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.
- Geijutsu High School
- International High School
- Komaba High School
- Meguro High School
- Tokyo Metropolitan University High School
In addition the metropolis operates a consolidated junior and senior high school called Ohsyukan Secondary Education School.
Private international high schools
- KAIS International School
- St. Mary's International School
- Himonya Catholic Church
- Himonya Hachiman Shrine
- Ōtori Shrine
- Ryūsen-ji (Meguro Fudo temple). Its black-eyed (me-guro) statue of Fudo gave Meguro its name.
- Yumiko Fujita, actress
- Waka Inoue, model, actress
- Masako, Crown Princess of Japan
- Shigeru Izumiya, folk singer, entertainer
- Kazuo Tokumitsu, announcer
- Takuya Kimura, singer and actor in male idol group SMAP
- Shizuka Kudo, popular singer and wife of Takuya Kimura
- Keisuke Kuwata, singer with Southern All Stars
- Nobuyo Ōyama, voices the cartoon character Doraemon
- Miyu Uehara, gravure idol, found dead in her Meguro apartment.
- Halca & Yucali of the Hip-hop duo Halcali
- ^ "目黒区方式ホームページ (Official Homepage of Meguro City, Japanese)". http://www.city.meguro.tokyo.jp/index.html. Retrieved 4/26/2011.
- ^ "English: Meguro City (Official English webpage for Meguro City)". Meguro City. http://www.city.meguro.tokyo.jp/english/index.html.
- ^ "Headquarters & Main Contacts." Books Kinokuniya. Retrieved on July 25, 2011. "Dept.General Affairs Dept. 3-7-10 Shimomeguro Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8504"
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