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Geography

Nissin City is situated between Owari and Mikawa. This region is located approximately in the center of Aichi Prefecture. It is bordered on the west by the eastern part of Nagoya City, to the east by Toyota City and the town of Miyoshi, to the south by Togo Town and to the north by Nagakute Town. The administrative area runs 8.9 kilometers from east to west and 6.8 kilometers from north to south, encompassing a land area of 34.9 square kilometers. At the heart of the city is Nissin City Hall located 37 meters above sea level, and the surrounding area is formed by hills ranging in elevation from 50 to 160 meters above sea level. The Tempaku River flows through the center of the city from east to west, and the flatlands of the Tempaku River basin forms large expanses of agricultural land.


Population

When Nissin was incorporated as a town in 1958, the population exceeded 10,000 inhabitants. However due to residential development, the population rapidly grew to over 60,000 (1995 National Census). City planning at the local level is continuing, which should result in an even greater population increase. The population of Nissin in the year 2000 was estimated to be 70,000.


City Emblem    city emblem

The emblem consists of a circle, on the inside of which is a placed a design based on the kanji (Chinese character) for "shin" in Nissin. Surrounding and emanating from the circle are numerous arrows which symbolizes the force of the rising sun as a representation of the development of the city.


Nissin City Citizens Charter

Nissin City, blessed by nature and endowed with a rich historical and cultural heritage, is a young, developing city aiming towards well-balanced development. As proud citizens of Nissin, we hereby establish this charter as we strive to create a pleasant and comfortable city where all of it's citizens can live in contentment.

  1. To create an affluent and beautiful city in a green and peaceful environment.
  2. To create a city which is law-abiding and is supportive and responsive to the needs of its citizens.
  3. To create a cheerful and livable city where we can enjoy sports and live a healthy life.
  4. To create a peaceful city conducive to nurturing the mind and spirit, and extending its hand to the world.
  5. To create a city that will continue to develop in ways that will fill our residents with hope and enable them to enjoy their work.


Charter of the Nissin Society for a Long Life

We, the residents of Nissin City, in striving to create a society in which people can actively participate and feel satisfaction in having lived a long life, establish this charter based on the following principles

  1. To be healthy in mind and body and to live life to the fullest.
  2. To cherish our family ties and create a warm and pleasant family environment.
  3. To nurture a community in which we can all live together and support each other.
  4. To make the most of peoples' experiences and abilities and to become active in society.
  5. To create a safe, peaceful and comfortable town, and commune with nature.


Declaration of Nissin as a Non-nuclear City

A peaceful world is the common desire of all mankind. In today's global society, world peace cannot be achieved without people making an effort to coexist with each other. However, there are still massive numbers of nuclear weapons in the world which continues to threaten the existence of mankind and contributes to a feeling of insecurity. As citizens of the only nation on earth to have directly experienced a nuclear bombing, we appeal for the complete elimination of all nuclear weapons and for a world without war. We must strive towards the realization of establishing a city of peace. Therefore, we declare ourselves a non-nuclear, peaceful city along with a renewed plea for peace.


City Flower: Ajisai (hydrangea)   

city flower ajisai (hydrangea)The ajisai was selected as the official city flower in July of 1977 based upon the results of a poll of the the city's residents. The other flowers that were under consideration were the tree peony (botan), the herbaceous peony (shakuyaku), the cosmos (kosumosu) and the dahlia (daria).


City Tree: Kinmokusei (fragrant olive tree)

city tree kinmoksei (fragrant olive tree)The kinmokusei was selected as the official city tree in May of 1974 based upon the results of a poll of the city's residents. The other trees that were under consideration were the camphor tree (kusunoki), the gingko (icho), the Japanese black pine (kuromatsu) and the Ilex rotunda (kuroganemochi).


Access and Transportation

The Tomei Expressway runs through the eastern part of the city, and there is a Nissin bus stop on the expressway itself, which is located in Komenoki Town. In addition to the expressway, Nissin City is accessible via the major trunk roads which includes national highway #153 and the prefectural roads, #57 and #58. Bus service within Nissin is provided by twenty-one Meitetsu bus routes as well as one Nagoya City bus route. The cities of Nagoya and Toyota are linked via the Tsurumai Subway Line and the Meitetsu Toyota Line. The three train stations which serve the residents of Nissin are Akaike, Nissin and Komenoki stations.


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