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Asahi, Yamagata (Higashitagawa)

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Asahi (朝日村, Asahi-mura) was a village located in Higashitagawa District, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. The village was not related to the town of Asahi in the same prefecture or the adjacent Asahi in Niigata Prefecture.

On October 1, 2005, Asahi, along with the towns of Fujishima, Haguro and Kushibiki (all from Higashitagawa District), and the town of Atsumi (from Nishitagawa District), was merged into the expanded city of Tsuruoka, and no longer exists as an independent municipality.[1][2]

Asahi literally means "morning sun". The village is named after Asahi Mountains, which shine bright in the morning light.

The village was established in 1954 by the merger of the villages of Oizumi, Hongo and Azuma.


  1. ^ 住民基本台帳人口移動報告年報 [Annual Report on Population Movement in the Basic Resident Register] (in Japanese). 総務庁統計局. 2005. p. 136.
  2. ^ 名寄市役所. "北海道名寄市| 姉妹都市「山形県鶴岡市」との交流事業". 北海道名寄市 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2024-02-07. 平成17年10月1日に、鶴岡市・羽黒町・櫛引町・朝日村・温海町と藤島町が合併し、新「鶴岡市」となりました。