Location of Higashikurume in Tokyo Metropolis
|• Mayor||Kazuhiko Baba|
|Population (February 1, 2013)|
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|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Bird||Azure-winged magpie|
|Address||3-3-1 Hon-cho, Higashikurume-shi, Tokyo 203-8555|
- Surrounding municipalities 1.1
- History 2
- Economy 3
- Rail 4.1
- Education 5
- Notable people from Higashikurume 6
- References 7
- External links 8
Higashikurume is approximately in the north-center of Tokyo Metropolis, on the Musashino Terrace.
The area of present day Higashikurume was part of ancient Musashi Province. The in post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, Kurume Village were established within Kitatama District of Kanagawa Prefecture. The entire district was transferred to the control of Tokyo Prefecture on April 1, 1893. The area began development after connection to central Tokyo was established by the Musashino Railway from 1915. In 1956, the village of Kurume attained town status. In the 1960s and 1970s, the population rapidly expanded with the construction of large public housing estates. The city was founded on October 1, 1970.
Higashikurume is primary a regional commercial center, and a bedroom community for central Tokyo. Factories of the Daiwa Seiko Corporation, Coca-Cola, Yamazaki Baking Company Limited are also located in the city.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates public high schools.
- Kurume High School 
- Kurume West High School 
- Higashikurume Sogo High School 
Notable people from Higashikurume
- Ken Akamatsu, manga artist
- Akihiro Gono, mixed martial arts fighter
- Taichi Kokubun, musician
- Hekiru Shiina, singer
- SoulJa (rapper), musician
- Papaya Suzuki, musician
- Hinano Yoshikawa, fashion model and actress
- Higashikurume City official website