Tsuruga is a port city located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. The city covers a total area of approx 250,74 km2 (96,81 ml2) and has a population of around 68,400 people (2005 census).
- Tsuruga is the largest city in Wakasa region. Among the cities on Japan Sea coast, it is the nearest to the Pacific Ocean. Tsuruga is situated on Wakasa Bay and lies some 50 km (31 ml) south of Fukui, 90 km (56 ml) northwest of Nagoya and 115 km (71 ml) of Osaka.
- Tsuruga features a healthy mixed economy that is focused on providing services to Wakasa region. The city has a container port, bulk terminal, coal-fired power plant, furniture factory, 2 textile mills, playground equipment manufacturer, as a well as Panasonic facility. Energy research and education also drive city's economy.
- Popular Japanese DJ Chikashi Nishiwaki founded his eclectic club, named Tree, in Tsuruga. The club has hosted many international and local celebrity guests, including Gilles Peterson, Jazztronik, Toshio Matsuura from UFO, Soil and Pimp Sessions, DJs Ravi, Two Dee and Julien Love. It has also mixed music with the former frontman of George, Tyronne Noonan.
- About 20 or so bronze statues (each 4 or 5 feet tall) of scenes and characters from the well known 1970s anime Uchu Senkan Yamato (in the United States, Star Blazers, or Space Battleship Yamato) and Galaxy Express 999 were placed in the downtown area of the city in 1999. Via the creator of the shows, Leiji Matsumoto, an exhibit of his artwork was hosted by the city in 1999 as part of Tsuruga's 100th anniversary celebration, which was accompanied by the erection of statues.
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