List of regions of Japan

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Administrative divisions
of Japan
Prefectural
Prefectures
Sub-prefectural
Municipal
Sub-municipal
Map of the regions of Japan. From north to south: Hokkaidō (red), Tōhoku (yellow), Kantō (green), Chūbu (cyan), Kansai (blue), Chūgoku (orange), Shikoku (purple) and Kyūshū & Okinawa (grey)

The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts. For instance, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions use their home region as part of their name (Kinki Nippon Railway, Chūgoku Bank, Tōhoku University, etc.). While Japan has eight High Courts, their jurisdictions do not correspond to the eight regions below.

Regions

From north to south, the traditional regions are:[1][2]

Each region contains several prefectures, except the Hokkaidō region, which covers only Hokkaidō.

See also

References

  1. ^ Regions of Japan on japan-guide.com
  2. ^ Regions of Japan on web-japan.org

External links

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