T?kai village hall
Location of T?kai in Ibaraki Prefecture
|o Total||37.98 km2 (14.66 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2015)|
|o Density||997/km2 (2,580/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese black pine|
|- Flower||Lilium maculatum|
|- Bird||Japanese white-eye|
|Address||3-7-1 T?kai, T?kai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken 319-1117|
T?kai ( is a T?kai-mura)village located in Naka District, Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kant? region of Japan. As of September 2015, the village had an estimated population of 37,885 and a population density of 997 persons per km². Its total area was 37.98 km². The Japan Atomic Energy Agency along with other organizations currently operate a number of nuclear technology research facilities in the town. In particular, T?kai Nuclear Power Plant is located in T?kai.
The villages of Muramatsu and Ishigami were created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On March 31, 1955 the two villages merged to form the village of T?kai. In 1956, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute was established at T?kai. The village was the site of the Tokaimura nuclear accident which occurred at the JCO nuclear reprocessing plant on 30 September 1999, which killed two people.
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The nuclear power industry, together with associated government and private research facilities (including the J-PARC particle physics laboratory), and government subventions form the basis of the local economy.
T?kai has six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. In addition, the University of Tokyo and the Graduate University for Advanced Studies have research facilities located at T?kai.
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