Tomakomai, Hokkaido

Tomakomai (Japanese苫 小 牧 市​​, -shi) is the largest port city in the sub-prefecture Iburi on the island Hokkaido (Japan).

History

In the early 19th century Tomakomai was an important transport and economic center for the region. Since 1910, there is a paper and chemical industry. The appointment was for Shi on April 1, 1948. The large port facilities, which were completed in 1963, were the basis for heavy industry, and in 1976 again extended ..

On March 11 2011, a 2.5 meter high tsunami was after the Tōhoku earthquake in Tomakomai west harbor a 2.1 m, the east side, however, reported.

Geography

Tomakomai is located south of Sapporo on the Pacific Ocean.

Traffic

  • Train: JR Muroran Main Line
  • JR Hidaka Main Line
  • JR Chitose Line
  • Doo - highway
  • Hidaka- highway
  • National Road 36,234,235,276,453

Twinning

  • Napier ( New Zealand), since 1980

Adjacent Cities and Towns

  • Chitose
  • Shiraoi
  • Abira
  • Atsuma

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Yujiro Kasahara ( born 1984 ), ice hockey player
  • Yoshikazu Kashino (* 1983), ice hockey player
  • Makoto Kawahira (born 1971 ), ice hockey player
  • Takayuki Kobori (born 1969 ), ice hockey player
  • Hiroshi Matsuura ( born 1968 ), ice hockey player
  • Takuya Nakamura ( born 1984 ), ice hockey player
  • Akifumi Okuyama (* 1982 ), ice hockey player
  • Toshiyuki Sakai (born 1964 ), ice hockey player
  • Naoki Sano (born 1965 ), wrestler
  • Hisayoshi Satō (* 1987), swimmer
  • Masahito Suzuki ( b. 1983 ), ice hockey player
  • Kosuke Takahashi ( born 1986 ), ice hockey player
  • Takeshi Yamanaka (born 1971 ), ice hockey player

Sources

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