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is a city
||A is a local administrative unit in Japan. Cities are ranked on the same level as and , with the difference that they are not a component of...
, ; officially , is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area of Japan. It is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family...
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...
As of 1 June 2008, the city has an estimated population
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of 117,335 (55,459 households). The total area is 11.48 km². The city was founded on November 3, 1964.
Kokubunji is the home of the Hitachi
Hitachi is a multinational corporation specializing in high-technology.Hitachi may also refer to:*Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan*Hitachi province, former province of Japan*Prince Hitachi and Princess Hitachi, members of the Japanese imperial family...
Central Research Laboratory, which contains one of the largest natural preserves in the area surrounding Tokyo.
Tatsunoko has its headquarters in Kokubunji. Game and animation studio Production I.G, which produced series such as Ghost in the Shell
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, Neon Genesis Evangelion
, commonly referred to as Evangelion, is a commercially and critically successful Japanese anime series that began airing in October 1995. The series was highly influential, and launched the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. It garnered several major animation awards...
and the animated sequence in Kill Bill
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, is located on the south side of Kokubunji Station
is a railway station on the Chūō Line in Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan. It is operated by East Japan Railway Company and Seibu Railway Company. It has six platforms...
Kokubunji operates ten public elementary and five junior high schools.
Kokubunji High School is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education is the board of education in Tokyo, Japan. The board manages the individual school systems within the metropolis. The board also directly manages all of the public high schools in Tokyo...