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Hayward
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Area: Approx. 140 square kilometers.@Population: Approx. 122 thousandsj

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California, USA iNovember 7, 1986: sister city affiliationj

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Where is itH

Hayward City is a city in Alameda County in central California and is located in the east coast of San Francisco Bay. It is situated around the latitude 37 degree  north,  about the same with Fukushima and Niigata Prefecture in Japan. However, thanks to the Mediterranean climate you can enjoy an easy life under mild climate throughout the year with refreshing temperature even in Summer. 

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What sort of city is itH

Hayward is a beautiful city with full of green and is attentive to residential people and conservation of nature.

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Since its incorporation as a city in 1876, it had developed mainly through agriculture, dairy farming and can manufacturing.

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In 1950's it attracted the public attention as "Golden Hill Town."

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Now it is continuing development as the center of commerce and industry, financing, education and as a comfortable bed town with traffic convenience and a shopping center as well. 


The languages spoken in schools in the city are said to reach up to 37. It is a multi-racial and multi-cultural city. Such variety is utilized for city planning and events for citizens.
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Suburban Hayward
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Nature Observation/
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City Center Bldg.
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Japanese Garden
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California State Univ.
Hayward Campus
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Old and Historic
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In the shallow beach area where salt was produced in the past you can observe wild birds and sea livings.

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Cycling roads, parks and sports facilities are well provided and maintained keeping comfortable and affluent environment

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In downtown Hayward having 11 storied City Center Bldg. in the center, such cultural facilities as Centennial Hall, Little Theater, Japanese Garden etc. are located including various shops and offices. On top of the green hill the building of California State University Hayward stands. The building is well known as the landmark of Hayward. You can also visit historical buildings like History Museum and old churches.   

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The city resembles Funabashi in terms of city structure and geographical condition in that the population increased 6.5 times during 20 years as the bed town of a big city (San Francisco) and that both cities are harbor cities

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