from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of central Honshu, Japan, a commercial suburb of Tokyo. Population: 337,000.


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  • In the mid-1990s, an area called the Fuchi no Mori forest, located on the prefectural border between Higashimurayama-shi in Tokyo and Tokorozawa-shi in Saitama Prefecture, had been the target of developers planning housing construction.

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  • Day Care Center in Tokorozawa, Saitama teaches toddlers "Little Black Sambo", complete with the epithets

  • In the story it's indicated that Totoro gets his name from the Three Billy Goats Gruff, when Mei mispronounces the word "troll," although in reality Totoro's name came about when the daughter of a friend of Miyazaki mispronounced the city of Tokorozawa in Saitama Prefecture as

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  • Colin Jones and Daily Yomiuri on J judiciary's usurpingly paternal attitudes re families post-divorce SMJ/NGO combined report for UN CERD Committee regarding Japan's human rights record Day Care Center in Tokorozawa, Saitama teaches toddlers "Little Black Sambo", complete with the epithets

  • Police said Naoto Takagi, an officer at Tokorozawa police station, became acquainted with the two third-year junior high schools via a cell phone Internet site, and arranged to meet them in a hotel on Oct 11 last year.

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  • However, records from the car's navigation system show that before arriving at the parking lot, Kijima drove around the area surrounding JR Higashi-Tokorozawa Station in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture.

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  • "Americans raise awareness with grass-roots action, but Japanese just wait for the government to take care of them," said Yoshitomo Takahashi, a professor of behavioral science who researches suicide at the National Defense Medical College in Tokorozawa, Japan.

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  • One thing I will say before I proceed, Tokorozawa is not a typical neon, people every where, buildings everywhere, kinda city. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • After a 2 hour wait, my bus to Tokorozawa, my home town for the predicted next few months (which most know didn't happen). TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • Seibu, based in the western Tokyo suburb of Tokorozawa in Saitama Prefecture, captured its first Japan Series title in four years.

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