|Above, Fukuoka Tower. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
It may have been attacked by Godzilla and Rodan, but Fukuoka City in Kyushu has risen in population to become the 5th largest among major Japan cities.
Jiji Press reported:
Fukuoka, Feb. 18 (Jiji Press)--The Fukuoka municipal government said Thursday that the southeastern Japan city's population has risen past Kobe to the fifth biggest among the 20 government ordinance-designated major cities.
According to the Fukuoka government's own national census tally as of Oct. 1 last year, the number of residents in the city had increased by 74,767 from the previous nationwide population survey five years ago to 1,538,510.
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