Situated on the fertile Chubu plain, Owari boasts an impressive military tradition as the birthplace of great commanders such as Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Kato Kiyomasa. Military and manufacturing industry are still well represented here. Toyota, the Japanese car manufacturer, has its origins within the borders of this province, while the nearby towns of Seto and Nagakute hosted the 2005 World Expo.