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Historical Timeline of Seika Town 町のタイムライン

[2018年8月27日]

Seika Town Timeline 町のタイムライン


Seika Town, established on April 1, 1955, has been a town abundant in natural beauty for over half a century. Discover the history of Seika Town by reading the timeline below.

  • 1955 (Showa 26)

Kawanishi Village and Yamadasho Village combine to form Seika Village on April 1

Population: 9,493 people

  • 1953 (Showa 28)

National health insurance clinic established in village (upgraded to hospital in 1955)

  • 1955 (Showa 30)

Seika Village re-established as town on April 1

Population: 9,452 people

  • 1960 (Showa 35)

Population: 9,373 people

  • 1961 (Showa 36)

Former town hall constructed

  • 1965 (Showa 40)

Population: 9618 people

  • 1966 (Showa 41)

Kawanishi and Yamadasho agriculture cooperatives join to form Seika Town Agriculture Cooperative

  • 1967 (Showa 42)

2nd stage of waterworks expansion project completed (pipes laid throughout entire town)

  • 1968 (Showa 43)

“Commitment to Child Protection” town declaration made

  • 1970 (Showa 45)

Population: 10,929 people

  • 1971 (Showa 46)

Town emblem, flower, and tree created

Construction of roads paid for by gasoline tax completed

Construction of Hosono Nursery School completed

  • 1972 (Showa 47)

Construction Former Seika Town Gymnasium completed

Construction of senior home Kami-no-En completed

Opening of Hirakibashi Bridge (connecting Seika Town and Yamashiro Town)

  • 1973 (Showa 48)

Seika Town Library established

  • 1974 (Showa 49)

Town fire department established

  • 1975 (Showa 50)

Population: 13,894 people

  • 1977 (Showa 52)

Comprehensive plan for town development formulated

  • 1978 (Showa 53)

Start of Kansai Science City survey colloquium

  • 1980 (Showa 55)

Construction of Uchikoshidai Environment Center completed

  • 1981 (Showa 56)

Kizugawa River Bank Park completed

  • 1982 (Showa 57)

National Health Insurance Hospital renovations, Health Center construction completed

Tanabe-Seika-Kizu Joint Administration Council for the Planning and Building of Kansai Science City established

Start of Seika Town Culture – Academics – Research City Planning and Construction panel discussions

“Regional Involvement in the Science City” publication released

  • 1983 (Showa 58)

Kawanishi Strawberry Farm opened

  • 1984 (Showa 59)

Science City (Kyoto Region) General Plan released

  • 1985 (Showa 60)

Kansai Science City ground-breaking ceremony, construction promotion ceremony held

New Seika Town library opened

Science City Support Plan survey research team created

Seika Town designated as a Teletopia Model City

Population: 16.095 people

  • 1986 (Showa 61)

1st stage of city sewage works completed

  • 1987 (Showa 62)

Opening of Uchikoshidai Grounds

Seika Town designated as a Smart City model municipality

  • 1988 (Showa 63)

National Sports Festival of Japan held in Kyoto

Sakuragaoka District established in Seika Town

Science City Construction Plan (Kyoto Region) officially announced

Reservoir (2,200 ton volume) built in Sakuragaoka

  • 1989 (Heisei 1)

1st annual Seika Festival held

ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International) opens in Hikaridai

  • 1990 (Heisei 2)

Local 110 number established for more open administration in Seika

Fureai Bus purchased

Population: 17,519 people

  • 1991 (Heisei 3)

Yamadagawa Station traffic rotary construction completed

Construction of Yasuragi Bridge completed

Seika Cultural Exchange Homestay program launched

Keinawa roadway section opened (Tanabe-nishi ~ Seika Shimokoma Interchange)

  • 1992 (Heisei 4)

Hikaridai District established in Seika Town

Seika Community Hall opened

Start of roaming library bus service

Start of locally grown rice being incorporated into elementary school lunches

  • 1993 (Heisei 5)

Hosono Station Rotary construction completed

Regional welfare center Kashinokien established

Culture, academic, and research institution Keihanna Plaza opened

Keinawa roadway section opened (Seika Shimokoma ~ Yamadagawa Interchange)

  • 1994 (Heisei 6)

11th National Afforestation Fair held in Kyoto

Keihanna Science City Festival ’94 held

JR Hosono Station – Kintetsu Shin-Hosono Station bridge and terminal completed

Keihanna Commemorative Park opened

Citizen Service Corner opened

Population: 22,671 people

  • 1996 (Heisei 8)

Regional Resource Management Center Hanakobo opened

Keihanna Half Marathon held

Mayor of Norman City, Oklahoma, USA visits Seika Town Hall

First large-scale disaster training drills held

  • 1997 (Heisei 9)

JR East-West Line opens direct route to center of Osaka

Reservoir tank “Hana-no-to” completed

Seika Town Greenery Foundation established

Seika-nishi Junior High School opened

Kyoto Prefecture Agribusiness Resource Research Center, Kyoto University Faculty of Agriculture Associated Farm established

  • 1999 (Heisei 11)

Soraku-gun District 4-Town Library Network project starts

“Seika Chikyukko Plan” formulated

Kizugawa River Water Treatment Plant beings operation

Kyoto Telecommunications R&D Support Center (Kyoto Gigabit Lab) opening ceremony

  • 2000 (Heisei 12)

First residents move in to Seikadai region

Network countil founded to create Seika Global Community

Kintetsu express trains add Shin-Hosono station to route

Population: 26,359 people

  • 2001 (Heisei 13)

Construction on current town hall/library, and Mukunoki Center completed

General Service Counter opened in town hall

General Service Counter support system receives commendation from Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications

  • 2002 (Heisei 14)

National Diet Library – Kansai Branch opened

  • 2003 (Heisei 15)

Seika Festival holds first Science City Parade

Seika Silver Jinzai Center established

Shimokoma Post Office begins certificate issuance service (first in prefecture)

  • 2004 (Heisei 16)

2-semester system adopted for junior high schools in Seika

Keihanna Science City 10th anniversary celebrated

  • 2005 (Heisei 17)

Seika Town’s 50th anniversary

Local bus “Kururin” begins operations

Seika Town and Norman City, Oklahoma sign sister city pact

Population: 34,236

  • 2006 (Heisei 18)

Shin-Hosono Station pedestrian deck built

  • 2007 (Heisei 19)

Sister city delegation from Seika visits Norman, Oklahoma

East Hosono Station land rezoning project finished, area reopened

  • 2009 (Heisei 21)

Seika Satoyama opened

Kawanishi Elementary School renovated

  • 2010 (Heisei 22)

Population: 35,630

  • 2011 (Heisei 23)

Keihanna Science City designated as a “Comprehensive Special Zone for International Competitiveness”

Hosono and Hosono 2 nurseries combined into one

National Culture Festival “Boys and Girls Choral Festival” held

  • 2012 (Heisei 24)

Town fire department receives special award “Matoi” for excellence in firefighting exercises

Seika Town Local Government Association established

Keihanna Laser Clock re-opened

“Seika Town Brand” certification system created

Town service counter open time extended, machine automation integrated

Town taxes become payable at convenience stores

  • 2013 (Heisei 25)

Comprehensive cooperation pact concluded by Kyoto Prefectural University and Doshisha

Town enters pact with Kizu Police Station to cooperate in matters regarding community safety and opening of facilities during disasters

Yamate Kansen Road Shimokoma Section opened

Seika Town Mascot Kyomachi Seika is born

“Town Compass” and “Town Account Book” documents describing town finances awarded Good Public Disclosure award from Waseda University

Local bus “Kururin” reaches 600000 riders

  • 2014 (Heisei 26)

Seika Town fire department wins Kyoto Prefecture exercise competition, makes first appearance in national tournament in 32 years

Town records 900 days without a traffic death, is recognized by the Governor of Kyoto

Former national government building given to Seika Town, planned to be rebranded as Keihanna Open Innovation Center (KICK)

Sakuratsunagi Bridge walkway opened

  • 2015 (Heisei 27)

Seika Town’s 60th anniversary

10th anniversary of sister city relationship with Norman, Oklahoma

Fire department renovated

Seika Junior High School removed, earthquake resistance of educational facilities raised to 100%

Keihanna Open Innovation Center (KICK) opened

Population: 36,376 people

  • 2016 (Heisei 28)

Comprehensive cooperation pact concluded with Kyoto Seika University

First International Cycling Race “Tour of Japan - Kyoto Stage” held in Seika

Hokuriku Bullet Train Southern Kyoto Route Promotion Alliance established with cooperation of 12 Yamashiro Region municipalities

National Road 163 widening construction completed

“Town Compass” and “Town Account Book” receives Good Public Disclosure award for 4th year in a row

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Seika Town General Affairs Department Planning and Coordinating Division
精華町 総務部(そうむぶ) 企画調整課(きかくちょうせいか) 企画係(きかくがかり)
Tel: 0774-95-1900

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