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About Shizuoka Prefecture

SUAC is located in Hamamatsu City in Shizuoka Prefecture, which is also the location of the most beautiful mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji. SUAC was established as a result of the cooperation between Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu City and local industry. It became a public prefectural university in 2010. Hamamatsu City, which has a large population of overseas residents, is a model multicultural city.
Hamamatsu has a long history as a manufacturing city, where prominent industries create products such as textiles, musical instruments, automobiles and motorcycles. In recent years, industries such as optical and electronics technology are flourishing in the area. Hamamatsu is also well known as a city of music and hosts a variety of international competitions including the Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka, which is organized by SUAC.
Hamamatsu Matsuri
Mt.Fuji
Photo courtesy: Hamamatsu and Lake Hamana Tourism Bureau, Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association
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