Fujisaki Town Hall
Location of Fujisaki in Aomori Prefecture
|o Total||37.29 km2 (14.40 sq mi)|
(March 31, 2020)
|o Density||400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||1-1 Toyota-ch?, Fujisaki-machi, Minamitsugaru-gun, Aomori-ken 038-3892|
Fujisaki (, Fujisaki-machi) is a town in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 March 2020 , the town had an estimated population of 14,921 in 6068 households, and a population density of 400 persons per km². The total area of the town is 37.29 square kilometers (14.40 sq mi).
Fujisaki occupies the flatlands within Minamitsugaru District of south-central Aomori.
The town has a cold humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) characterized by warm short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Fujisaki is 10.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1288 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.0 °C, and lowest in January, at around -1.8 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Fujisaki has steadily decreased over the past 60 years.
During the Edo period, the area around Fujisaki was controlled by the Tsugaru clan of Hirosaki Domain. With the Meiji period establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889 was chartered as a village within Minamitsugaru District, Aomori. On May 20, 1923, Fujisaki attained town status. On February 1, 1955, Fujisaki merged with neighboring Junisato Village. It annexed a portion of Itayanagi Village on August 10, 1956. On January 1, 2006, it merged with the neighboring town of Tokiwa. On September 1, 2007, a portion of the Namioka part of Aomori left Aomori and merged into Fujisaki.
Fujisaki has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral town legislature of 14 members. Minamitsugaru District (with the exception of the town of ?wani contributes one member to the Aomori Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Aomori 3rd district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.
Fujisaki has three public elementary schools and two public junior high schools operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Aomori Prefectural Board of Education.