?ta (, ?ta-ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. In English, it calls itself ?ta City.
As of June 1, 2016, the ward has an estimated population of 716,413, with 379,199 households and a population density of 12,048.65 persons per km². The total area is 59.46 km², the largest of the special wards.
?ta's hub is situated around the two stations Kamata and Keiky? Kamata, where the ?ta Ward Office and central Post Office can be found.
Districts and neighborhoods
- Former ?mori Ward
- Former Kamata Ward
The ward was founded on March 15, 1947 merging the old wards of ?mori and Kamata.
Haneda Airport, now the main domestic airport for the Greater Tokyo Area, was first established as Haneda Airfield in 1931 in the town of Haneda, Ebara District of Tokyo Prefecture. In 1945, it became Haneda Army Air Base under the control of the United States Army. In the same year, the Occupation ordered the expansion of the airport, evicting people from the surroundings on 48 hours' notice. With the end of the occupation, the Americans returned part of the facility to Japanese control in 1952, completing the return in 1958. Haneda Airport in ?ta was the major international airport for Tokyo, and handled traffic for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
Politics and government
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The city is run by a city assembly of 50 elected members. The current mayor is Tadayoshi Matsubara.
The southernmost of the 23 special wards, ?ta borders the special wards of Shinagawa, Meguro and Setagaya to the north, and K?t? to the east. Across the Tama River in Kanagawa Prefecture is the city of Kawasaki, forming the boundaries to the south and west.
- JR East Keihin-T?hoku Linemori, Kamata Stations
- Main Line: Heiwajima, ?morimachi, Ume Yashiki, Keiky?-Kamata, Zoshiki, Rokugo-dote Stations
- Airport Line: Keiky?-Kamata, Kojiya, Otorii, Anamori Inari, Tenkubashi, Haneda Kuko Stations
- Tokyu Corporation
- Tokyo Monorail: Ryutsu Center, Showajima, Seibijo, Tenkubashi, Shin Seibijo, Haneda Kuko Dai 1 Biru, Haneda Kuko Dai 2 Biru Stations
- Toei Asakusa Line: Magome, Nishi-Magome Stations
original headquarters. After its offices were relocated to Shinagawa in January 2018, the original office in Ota was later sold in February 2019 and will likely be torn down.
The following companies have their headquarters in ?ta.
Prior to the merger with Japan Airlines,Japan Air System had its headquarters by Tokyo International Airport in ?ta.
In 2000 All Nippon Airways was headquartered by Tokyo International Airport in ?ta. In 2002 Air Nippon was headquartered on the 5th floor of the Utility Center Building (?, Y?tiriti Sent? Biru) by Tokyo International Airport in ?ta. The ANA subsidiary Air Nippon Network was also based at the airport.
Before its dissolution, Galaxy Airlines was headquartered in the ARC Building on the airport grounds.
Sega and its parent company Sega Sammy Holdings, best known for its Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, was originally headquartered in Ota. However, Sega Sammy Holdings announced in April 2017 that it would relocate its head office functions and domestic subsidiaries to Shinagawa-ku by January 2018. This was to consolidate scattered head office functions including Sega Sammy Holdings, Sammy Corporation, Sega Holdings, Sega Games, Atlus, Sammy Network, and Dartslive. After the relocation to Shinagawa-ku was complete, Sega's previous headquarters in ?ta was later sold in February 2019 and will likely be torn down.
Colleges and universities
The following public high schools are located in ?ta, operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.
Private high schools include Tokyo High School and Tokyo Jitsugyo High School.
Elementary and junior high schools
Public elementary and junior high schools are operated by ?ta Ward.
Previously the Deutsche Schule Tokyo was in the ward. The school is now in Yokohama.
The city operates several libraries, including:
- Ota Library (the main library)
- Hamatake Library
- Haneda Library
- Ikegami Library
- Kamata Library
- Kamata Ekimae Library
- Kugahara Library
- Magome Library
- Omori East Library
- Omori South Library
- Omori West Library
- Rokugo Library
- Senzokuike Library
- Shimomaruko Library
- Tamagawa Library
?ta has a sister city relationship with Salem, Massachusetts. The discovery of a shell mound in ?mori, one of the forerunners of ?ta, by Edward S. Morse, director of the museum in Salem, occasioned the tie. ?ta has a friendship link with Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.
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