Komatsushima, Japan

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Founded: 1951 Population: 41,189 Time Zone: +9
Latitude: 34.066 N Longitude: 134.559 E Altitude: 20 ft
Average High: 67.835 Average Low: 54.14 Annual Precipitation: 63.50




 

Komatsushima, Japan, is located in the Tokushima Prefecture, on the east coast of the island of Shikoku, south of Tokushima, Japan. The town was founded on June 1, 1951. Today Komatsushima is a popular holiday resort town. The estimated population on May 31, 2011, was 41,189.


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History of Komatsushima, Japan.



  • Komatsushima was originally a small fishing village.
  • 1899; A port facility is opened and commercial development begins.
  • 1933; Regular ferry service begins connecting Shikoku Island with cities on Honshu.
  • 1923; A large spinning mill opens in Komatsushima.
  • 1951; Komatsushima is designated a city.

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History of Japan [2] [3]




1000 - 1499

1500 - 1700
1700 - 1899
1900 - 2007
  • 1902, January 30: Japan signs the Anglo-Japanese Alliance. The alliance was renewed and extended in scope in 1905 and 1911, before its demise in 1921. It was officially terminated in 1923.
    • 1914 - 1920 The First World War. [More Information]
    • 1923, September 1, Great Kantō earthquake .
    • 1931, September 18, Japan invades Manchuria.
    • 1935, October 3; The Second Italo-Abyssinian War. Italian armed forces from Eritrea invaded Ethiopia without a declaration of war. In response Ethiopia declares war on Italy. On October 7, the League of Nations declared Italy to be the aggressor, and started the slow process of imposing limited sanctions on Italy.
    • 1937, December 13 – January 1938; The Nanking Massacre was a mass murder (50,000–300,000 dead) and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing (Nanking), then the capital of the Republic of China, during the Second Sino-Japanese War. [Ref]
    • 1939 - 1945 World War II. [More Information]
    • 1945; The United Nations develops a plan for a trusteeship administration of the Korean Peninsula. The Soviet Union administering the peninsula north of the 38th parallel and the United States administering the south.
    • 1950 - 1953; The Korean War is fought in Korea.
    • 1954; U.S. Supreme Court decides in Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka that "separate" schools cannot be "equal." This paved the way for desegregation and the civil rights movement.



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    Komatsushima, Japan Weather Information



    Monthly average highs and low temperatures and the average amount of precipitation for Komatsushima, Japan.
    Data from Tokushima weather station: 6 miles ( 7.0) km away from Komatsushima.




    Month Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
    Avg. High 48.9 ° 49.6 ° 55.6 ° 65.3 ° 73.2 ° 78.4 ° 86.6 ° 88.2 ° 81.7 ° 72.1 ° 63.1 ° 54.1 ° 67.835 °
    Avg. Low 35.42 ° 35.78 ° 40.28 ° 50 ° 58.1 ° 66.02 ° 73.76 ° 75.2 ° 69.08 ° 58.28 ° 48.38 ° 39.38 ° 54.14 °
    Mean 41.72 ° 42.26 ° 47.66 ° 57.74 ° 65.48 ° 71.78 ° 78.98 ° 80.96 ° 74.66 ° 64.58 ° 55.22 ° 46.22 ° 60.605 °
    Avg. Prec. 1.81 in 2.32 in 3.66 in 5.2 in 5.47 in 8.70 in 7.09 in 6.89 in 10.71 in 6.06 in 3.62 in 1.89 in 63.50 in







    Climate Classification:

    The climate in Komatsushima, Japan, is classified as humid subtropical climate (Cfa) by the Köppen-Geiger system.

    Humid subtropical climate; coldest month averaging above 0 °C (32 °F) (or −3 °C (27 °F)), at least one month's average temperature above 22 °C (71.6 °F), and at least four months averaging above 10 °C (50 °F). No significant precipitation difference between seasons (neither abovementioned set of conditions fulfilled). No dry months in the summer. [Ref]



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    Historical Weather data



    The warmest month of the year is August with an average maximum temperature of 88.6° Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 35.4° Fahrenheit.


    Temperature variations between night and day tend to be moderate with an average difference of 14.4° Fahrenheit.


    The wettest month of the year is September with an average rainfall of 10.71 inches, the driest month of the year is January with an average rainfall of 1.81 inches. The total annual precipitation in Komatsushima is 63.50 inches.




    Historical Weather data

    Japan Notable Severe Weather Events



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    23. weather stats - http://www.yr.no/place/Japan/Tokushima/Komatsushima/statistics.html


    Last Update: March 17, 2019


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