Amagasaki is an industrial city located in Hygo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1916. Its population is around 460,000, below its peak of over 554,000 in 1971. During the Edo period, the Amagasaki Domain had its administrative headquarters at Amagasaki Castle here. Amagasaki is the hometown of comedy duo Downtown stars Masatoshi Hamada and Hitoshi Matsumoto. Amagasaki is also the hometown of Formula 1 driver Kamui Kobayashi and author Koushun Takami. A commuter train derailed on the Fukuchiyama Line near Amagazaki on April 25, 2005, resulting in more than 100 dead and 550 injured. See Amagasaki rail crash for details.