A street in Hikarigaoka, Nerima
Location of Nerima in Tokyo
Location in Japan
|Coordinates: 35°44′8.24″N 139°39′5.97″E|
|• Mayor||Akio Maekawa (since April 2014)|
|• Total||48.08 km2 (18.56 sq mi)|
(May 1, 2016)
|• Density||15,013/km2 (38,880/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Kobushi Magnolia|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
|City hall address||6-12-1 Toyotama-kita, Nerima|
As of 1 May 2016, the ward has an estimated population of 721,858, with 323,296 households and a population density of 15,013 persons per km2, while 15,326 foreign residents are registered and 21.6% of the ward's population is over the age of 65. The total area is 48.08 km2.
Districts and neighborhoods
In October 1, 1932, Nerima town, and Kami-Nerima, Naka-Arai, Shakujii and Ōizumi Villages were incorporated in Old Tokyo City. Prior to the creation of the ward on August 1, 1947, the area had been part of Itabashi. In 1952, the Japan Self-Defense Forces established a base there. The first division of the eastern group of the Ground Self-Defense Force has its headquarters there. The United States Forces Japan already had a base, Grant Heights, which it returned to Japanese control in 1973. Grant Heights had been Narimasu airfield under the Imperial Japanese Army until the end of World War II. The runway is now the main street in front of the IMA department store in Hikarigaoka.
Nerima lies at the northwestern edge of the 23 central wards of Tokyo. Neighboring wards are Itabashi (to the east), Suginami, Toshima and Nakano (to the south), as well as the cities of Musashino (to the southwest) and Nishi-Tokyo (to the west). To the north lie three cities in Saitama Prefecture: Wako, Asaka and Niiza.
Toei Animation has its headquarters in the Ohizumi Studio in Nerima. Anime International Company has its headquarters in the AIC Digital Building. In addition, Studio Comet, and Mushi Production have their headquarters in Nerima.
- 65 elementary schools are operated by the Nerima City Board of Education
- 34 junior high schools are operated by the Nerima City Board of Education
- 10 high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education
- Fourth Commercial High School
- Hikarigaoka High School
- Igusa High School
- Nerima High School
- Nerima Technical High School
- Oizumi High School
- Oizumi Gakuen High School
- Oizumi Sakura High School
- Shakujii High School
- Tagara High School
- Oizumi elementary school attached to Tokyo Gakugei University
- Oizumi junior high school attached to Tokyo Gakugei University
- Tokyo Gakugei University senior high school
- One elementary school
- Three junior high schools
- Four high schools
Colleges and universities
- Aoba-Japan International School
- Tokyo Metro
- Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation
- Seibu Railway
- Tobu Railway
- National highways:
- Other major roads:
- Shin-Ōme Kaidō (Prefectural Road 245)
- Mejiro Dōri (Prefectural Road 8)
- Hoya Kaidō (Prefectural Road 233)
- Kan-nana (Prefectural Road 318)
- Kan-pachi (Prefectural Road 311)
- Nakasugi Dōri (Prefectural Road 427)
- Senkawa Dōri (Prefectural Road 439)
- Fuji Kaidō (Prefectural Road 441)
- Sasame Dōri (Prefectural Road 443&68)
- Igusa Dōri (Prefectural Road 444)
- Ward art museum
- Iwasaki Chihiro illustrated book museum
Nerima prepares the Nerima News Azalea, a city newsletter, in English.
In popular culture
Nerima is the setting of Rumiko Takahashi's long running and popular manga and anime series Ranma ½. As one of the first series in either media to achieve widespread popularity in the English speaking world, Ranma introduced Nerima to western audiences, with several locations recognizable as backgrounds.
The popular Japanese horror franchise, Ju On, takes place predominantly in Nerima.
- Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Nerima Base
- "Outline Archived 2015-07-03 at the Wayback Machine." Toei Animation. Retrieved on February 26, 2010.
- "Company Profile." Anime International Company. Retrieved on February 26, 2010. "AIC Digital Bldg. 3-19-9 Nakamura Kita, Nerima-Ku, Tokyo, Japan 176-0023"
- "company (会社案内) Archived 2012-03-11 at the Wayback Machine." Studio Comet. Retrieved on March 15, 2012. "〒176-0013 東京都練馬区豊玉中3-1-3"
- Home. Mushi Production. Retrieved on March 15, 2012. "〒177-0034 東京都練馬区 富士見台2-30-5"
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- Nerima City Official Website (in Japanese)