The close location to Tokyo allows for many Saitama residents to commute to their workplace. This makes the city ideal to many since you can relax in a calm low stress environment but still enjoy the luxuries and pay of a large city. According to polls about 62% of all Saitama residents travel to Tokyo everyday.
While there are many successful industries in Saitama including farming, fishing, and commercial business; the heading economy booster is transportation and cargo distribution. An excellent system for distribution has placed the city at the top of Japan’s best distribution programs.
Saitama was officially deemed a city of Japan on May 1st of 2001. While documentation of the city does exist it has been done in Japanese making the information difficult to collect.
The widow of John Lennon, cherished member of the popular band ‘The Beatles’, was born and raised in Saitama, Japan. In fact, Yuko Ono would frequently travel back to the city bringing John Lennon along.