city, Aichi ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, north of Nagoya. It was a post town during the Tokugawa period (1603-1867) and an agricultural trade centre for the surrounding region. The city later developed as a residential suburb of Nagoya. Komaki's most rapid industrial growth was between 1965 and the early 1970s, when more than 100 factories were built, producing largely pottery, rubber, machines, and fibres. The Nagoya Airport is south of the city. Pop. (2006) 147,182.
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