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is a city
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located in northern Chiba Prefecture
is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region and the Greater Tokyo Area. Its capital is Chiba City.- History :Chiba Prefecture was established on June 15, 1873 with the merger of Kisarazu Prefecture and Inba Prefecture...
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. As of February 2011, the town had an estimated population
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of 164,683 and a population density
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of 4670 persons per km². The total area was 35.28 km².
Nagareyama is located in the far northwestern corner of Chiba Prefecture, bordered by the Edogawa River to the west.
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During the Edo period
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, Nagareyama was a river port on the Edogawa River. After the Meiji Restoration
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, Nagareyama Town was created in Inba District
is a district located in Chiba, Japan.As of 2011, the district has an estimated population of 43,480 and a density of 845 persons per km². The total area is 51.48 km².There are two towns within the district.*Sakae*Shisui-District timeline:...
, Chiba Prefecture on April 1, 1889. On January 1, 1952, it merged with neighboring Edogawa Town to form a new Nagareyama Town. Nagareyama became a city on January 1, 1967.
Nagareyama is a regional commercial center and a bedroom community for nearby Chiba and Tokyo. The city is also noted for its production of mirin
is an essential condiment used in Japanese cuisine, consisting of 40%–50% sugar. It is a kind of rice wine similar to sake, but with a lower alcohol content—14% instead of 20%. There are three general types. The first is hon mirin , which contains alcohol. The second is shio mirin, which contains...
a sweetened sake
used for cooking.
- Ryūtetsu - Nagareyama Line
- Tōbu Railway
is a Japanese commuter railway company in the Greater Tokyo Area as well as an intercity and regional operator in the Kantō region. It operates in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Tochigi, and Gunma Prefectures...
- Tōbu Noda Line
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- East Japan Railway Company
is the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven Japan Railways Group companies. The company name is officially abbreviated as JR East in English, and as in Japanese. The company's headquarters are in Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo....
(JR East) - Musashino Line
The is a railway line operated by the East Japan Railway Company . It links Tsurumi Station in Yokohama with Nishi-Funabashi Station in Chiba Prefecture, forming a 100.6 km unclosed loop around central Tokyo...
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Noted people from Nagareyama
- Hidekazu Otani – professional soccer player
- Naoki Sakai – professional soccer player
- Yukiko Sumiyoshi
is a female Japanese manga author. She has been creating manga since her debut title Ten no Otoshimono first released in 2004. She is also notable as the artist for the manga version of Key's visual novel Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life, and she also illustrated the fourth Clannad...
– manga artist
- Kotono Mitsuishi
is a prolific Japanese voice actor from Tokyo. As a young girl, Mitsuishi lived in Nagareyama, Chiba. Mitsuishi graduated from high school in 1986, and entered the Katsuta Voice Actor's Academy. While attending the academy, she began working part time as an elevator girl in the Sunshine 60 building...