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Night view of downtown Amami
Amami (奄美市 Amami-shi) is a city located on the island of Amami Ōshima, in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
As of June 2013, the city has an estimated population of 44,561 and a population density of 145 persons per km². The total area is 308.15 km².
Amami, located on the eastern and northern portion of Amami Ōshima, is bordered by the East China Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The Kasari area of the city is an exclave, separated from the main part of Amami by the town of Tatsugō.
Anami has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with long, hot, humid summers and mild winters. Precipitation is abundant throughout the year, with particularly heavy rainfall in May, June, August and September. The area is subject to frequent typhoons.
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The village of Naze was established on April 1, 1908. It was elevated to town status on October 1, 1922. As with all of the Amami Islands, the village came under the administration of the United States from July 1 1946 to December 25 1953. It was elevated to city status on July 1, 1946.
The modern city of Amami was established on March 20, 2006, from the merger of the city of Naze, the town of Kasari, and the village of Sumiyō (both from Ōshima District).
Naze Port is a regional transportation hub, with frequent ferry service to Kagoshima, Tokyo, Kobe, and Osaka, as well as Okinawa, the other Amami islands, and Tokara Islands.
Points of interest
Notable people from Amami
Mangrove Tour in Amami, Kagoshima, Japan.
Amami Oshima, Kagoshima - Mangrove forest, Bashayama-mura, Honohoshi, Ayamaru, Amami Park -
Headed to Amami Oshima to see the sunrise. Forecast was rain nationally, but the sky cleared up only a few minutes and the sunrise miraculously appeared which we had the hope of the year to....
Delicious local food in Kagoshima Amami-No-Keihan (Chicken rice soup)!
I introduce a delicious local food in Kagoshima, Japan! This cuisine Traditional food "Amami-no-Keihan". The rice soup is from Amami Islands, south of Kagoshima prefectures. It is a bit similar...
Amami Oshima(Kagoshima, Japan) - From Kasari to 'Ayamaru cape'.
"Amami Oshima" very very very beautiful scenery.
Ferry Kagoshima - Amami Oshima
2007/03/11 Trajet en ferry de Kagoshima à Amami Oshima. On the boat from Kagoshima to Amami Oshima.
2009 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE IN AMAMI ISLAND, KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN ( 皆既日食 )
We observed the total solar eclipse in 2009 in AMAMI on Jul 22nd. Heres a movie from a beach side when getting close to the total solar eclipse!! Unfortunately, it was cloudy, we couldnt observe...
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The Great Tree in Amami, Japan 4K (Ultra HD) - 武名ガジュマル／奄美大島
Learn more about this place http://kagoshima-kankou.com/Kagoshima.Energetic-Japan/detail/17.html.
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 23:07:30 -0800
AMAMI-OSHIMA, Kagoshima Prefecture--Researchers and sightseers were treated to a spectacular show on Feb. 7 as massive humpback whales splashed and frolicked in the waters off southern Amami-Oshima island. Twenty-four humpback whales were ...
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:00:07 -0700
AMAMI, Kagoshima Prefecture--The hopes of this island in southern Japan to host a military base would seem incongruous with efforts to gain World Heritage recognition of its unique ecosystem. But that is exactly what is happening. Municipal authorities ...
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:01:57 -0800
ISEN, Kagoshima Prefecture--In the “operation room” set up in a former high school building here, eight veterinarians conduct operations to neuter feral cats, which were caught and brought to the facility by volunteers. In this time-consuming but ...
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:02:01 -0700
AMAMI, Kagoshima Prefecture--Award-winning director Naomi Kawase has returned to her southern island roots for her next feature film, which she plans to premiere next year at the Cannes Film Festival. “I want to capture Amami's nature, culture and ...
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:04:43 -0700
SATSUMA-SENDAI, Kagoshima Prefecture--Mayor Hideo Iwakiri asserted that the Sendai nuclear power plant can withstand any disaster, a position that is at odds with the nuclear watchdog's contention that 100-percent safety can never be guaranteed.
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 20:45:00 -0700
An Indian child sits inside a plastic bucket near his house on the Bay of Bengal coast at Gopalpur, Orissa, about 285 kilometers (178 miles) north east of Visakhapatnam, India, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Trees were uprooted and power cables snapped as a ...
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:30:30 -0700
(Newser) – Japan is facing down its second major typhoon in the space of a week, with at least 35 people reported injured as Typhoon Vongfong hit its southern island of Okinawa with heavy rain and winds gusting up to 110mph. The storm was headed next ...
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:22:56 -0800
AMAMI, Kagoshima Prefecture--Looking like winter leaves in bloom, masses of Ceylon blue glassy tiger butterflies are hibernating together in the woods on this southern Japanese island of Amami-Oshima. The species, whose northernmost habitat is ...
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