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Kasaoka is a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1952. The municipal district also includes 31 outlying islands including seven inhabited islands in the Kasaoka Islands group.As of February 28, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 50,160, with 22,446 households and a population density of 370 persons per km². The total area is 136.03 km².Landmarks and local cultural facilities Kasaoka is the location of a protected horseshoe crab breeding habitat and the city features a Horseshoe Crab Museum. Chikkyo Art Museum In culinary terms, Kasaoka city is known for its abundance of sea food and a local specialty of chicken based ramen.Crime and safetyThe Asano-gumi yakuza syndicate is based in Kasaoka. The Asano-gumi is the only designated yakuza group based in Okayama Prefecture.Sister citiesKasaoka is twinned with: Ōda, Shimane, Japan Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia Mörbylånga, SwedenNotable residentsThe famous Nihonga artist Ono Chikkyo (小野竹喬 1889-1979) was born here, and there is a museum exhibiting his works.
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