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Tokoname City in Aichi Prefecture is located in the center of the west coast of the Chita Peninsula overlooking the Ise Bay to the west, and hills on its east side.
Tokoname has a mild climate and is rich in nature. It is a city where people may enjoy the various aspects of the four seasons.
The city is also known as a city of seramics since old times, of which the history is about 1,000 years.
Tokoname is counted as one of the 6 old kilns in Japan including Seto, Shigaraki, Echizen, Tanba and Bizen, Tokoname is said to be the oldest and the largest.
The Ceramics industry is still the major industry of Tokoname even at present, and the tradition and culture of "Tokoname ware" is still alive.
In February 2005, Central Japan International Airport ("Centrair") was opened at the coast of Tokoname.
As the international airport offers the function of traffic links for the exchange of people, goods and information throughout the world, Tokoname City plays an important role as an entrance hall to Japan.