- Okaya, Nagano
— City —
Nagano Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Japan Region Chūbu Prefecture Nagano Government - Mayor Ryugo Imai (since September 2007) Area - Total 85.19 km2 (32.9 sq mi) Population (May 1, 2011) - Total 52,556 - Density 616.93/km2 (1,597.8/sq mi) Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9) City symbols - Tree Taxus cuspidata - Flower Rhododendron Phone number 81-(0)266-23-4811 Address Saiwaichō 8-1, Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture (長野県岡谷市幸町８番１号)
From the Meiji period through into the start of the Shōwa period (1868-1930), Okaya was one of Japan's largest producers of export-quality silk, thanks to the introduction of a new silk-reeling machine from overseas.
After the second world war, Okaya established itself as a city of precision machinery, focusing on the manufacturing of products such as watches and cameras.
- ^ "Celebrating 40 Years as Sister Cities". Okaya International Exchange Association. http://www.oiea.jp/eng/aboutus/sistercity/40th_anniversary/40th_anniv.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-24. [dead link]
Nagano Prefecture Cities Districts See also: Towns and villages by district
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