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Amami
奄美市
City
Amami city
Amami city
Flag of Amami
Flag
Official seal of Amami
Seal
Location of Amami in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Amami in Kagoshima Prefecture
Amami is located in Japan
Amami
Amami
 
Coordinates: 28°19′N 129°27′E / 28.317°N 129.450°E / 28.317; 129.450Coordinates: 28°19′N 129°27′E / 28.317°N 129.450°E / 28.317; 129.450
Country Japan
Region Kyushu (Amami Islands)
Prefecture Kagoshima Prefecture
Area
 • Total 308.15 km2 (118.98 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2013)
 • Total 44,561
 • Density 145/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
-Tree Ryūkyūmatsu and Banyan
- Flower Sharinbai and Hibiscus
-Other Plants Hikagehego
Phone number 0997-52-1111
Address 25-8 Naze-saiwaichō, Amami-shi, Kagoshima-ken 894-0025 
Website www.city.amami.lg.jp
Night view of downtown Amami
Beaches

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.

History[edit]

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).

Geography[edit]

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.

Climate[edit]

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.

Climate data for Amami, Kagoshima
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.0
(62.6)
17.5
(63.5)
19.8
(67.6)
23.3
(73.9)
26.0
(78.8)
29.0
(84.2)
32.1
(89.8)
31.7
(89.1)
30.2
(86.4)
26.7
(80.1)
23.0
(73.4)
19.2
(66.6)
24.62
(76.33)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.2
(57.6)
14.6
(58.3)
16.6
(61.9)
20.0
(68)
22.6
(72.7)
25.6
(78.1)
28.4
(83.1)
28.1
(82.6)
26.6
(79.9)
23.3
(73.9)
19.8
(67.6)
16.1
(61)
21.33
(70.39)
Average low °C (°F) 11.3
(52.3)
11.7
(53.1)
13.4
(56.1)
16.7
(62.1)
19.5
(67.1)
22.9
(73.2)
25.4
(77.7)
25.3
(77.5)
23.7
(74.7)
20.3
(68.5)
16.8
(62.2)
13.0
(55.4)
18.33
(64.99)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 187.7
(7.39)
154.1
(6.067)
195.9
(7.713)
214.6
(8.449)
319.2
(12.567)
406.7
(16.012)
220.2
(8.669)
311.0
(12.244)
298.5
(11.752)
219.0
(8.622)
190.2
(7.488)
153.5
(6.043)
2,870.6
(113.016)
Average relative humidity (%) 69 70 71 74 78 80 78 79 79 73 71 70 74.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 62.0 59.9 85.4 115.7 122.7 131.7 223.2 191.7 156.2 126.2 87.7 73.4 1,435.8
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [1]

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Airport[edit]

Seaport[edit]

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.

Highway[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Notable people from Amami[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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29 news items

 
The Japan News
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:04:54 -0700

By Natsuko Tamaki / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterAMAMI, Kagoshima — On the east coast of Amami-Oshima island in Kagoshima Prefecture, I took an about 90-minute canoe tour to explore a mangrove forest in the Sumiyocho district of Amami. “This is a ...

Asahi Shimbun

Asahi Shimbun
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 ...

Asahi Shimbun

Asahi Shimbun
Thu, 28 May 2015 01:48:45 -0700

Construction of a massive solar power plant on a vast forested mountainside in Kagoshima Prefecture is set to get under way in September. The plant will be one of the largest in Japan and have an output of 92 megawatts, companies involved in the ...

Asahi Shimbun

Asahi Shimbun
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 02:27:03 -0700

Opponents of a planned U.S. military base in Okinawa Prefecture have gained an ally that is targeting the very foundation of the project. Seven groups in western Japan, including conservation bodies, held their first joint meeting in Amami, Kagoshima ...

Asahi Shimbun

Asahi Shimbun
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 ...

Asahi Shimbun

Asahi Shimbun
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:02:35 -0700

Children's support group worker Masaki Murao was studying abroad at a university in Turkey in 2013 when he found himself cast as an extra in a Turkish drama. Released in 2014, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep" went on to win the Palme d'Or at the 2014 ...
 
Asahi Shimbun
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:29:26 -0700

Circular sand structures on the seabed off the coast of Kagoshima Prefecture, which have been shrouded in mystery for two decades, were made by a newly discovered species of puffer fish to attract mates, a research team has found. The geometric ...

The Japan Times

The Japan Times
Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:57:56 -0700

KAGOSHIMA – A record downpour Wednesday morning in the area of Setouchi on Amami-Oshima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, prompted the city to recommend all of its 5,500 households — 10,000 residents — to evacuate. No injuries had been reported, ...
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