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  The most populated cities in Japan
List of cities in Japan with the most inhabitants for the latest available year (reference year 2000).
*Data for city proper refer to 23 wards (ku) of the old city.
City proper is defined as a locality with legally fixed boundaries and an administratively recognized urban status that is usually characterized by some form of local government.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/japan_cities.htm   (176 words)

 Cheap Airfare to Japan Discount Airline Tickets
Buy your Japan ticket as far in advance as possible.
Fares are often lower when purchased 7, 14 or 21 days in advance.
Japan Discount airfares, cheap Japan airline tickets to all major cities in Japan including, Asahikawa, Fukue, Fukuoka, Fukushima, Hachijo Jima, Hakodate, Hateruma, Hiroshima, Ishigakij, Iwami, Izumo, Kitadaito, Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo,.
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 Cities Japan | Japan Cities | Cities in Japan
Japan is an island country stretching over 2,000 kilometers from north to south with beautiful coastlines, varied scenery, soaring mountains, which are often volcanic and twisted valleys that inviting visitors into the mysterious world of nature.
Japan cities which are in the Northern region fall under the sub arctic climatic zone, while the Southern region falls in the subtropical zone.
While the Kyoto city, known worldwide as the city where the Kyoto treaty on the environment was signed, was the Japanese capital for more than 1,000 years until the government was moved to Tokyo in 1868.
www.quickbooker.com /japan/japan-cities   (267 words)

 Cities in japan - Collectibles 2 Keep
Established in 1840, the Adelaide City Council is the oldest municipal authority in Australia.
Mayor gunned down in Japan 08.34 Wed Apr 18 2007 Keywords: Japan, Nagasaki, shooting, Itcho Ito The mayor of the Japanese city of Nagasaki has died hours after being gunned down by a suspect...
The city of Kyoto is considered by many to be the cultural heart of Japan.
www.collectibles2keep.com /comics/international/japan/cities-in-japan.html   (359 words)

  Japan Information and Culture Center
As a visitor to Japan you are required to fulfill certain customs requirements which are an important part of the procedures pertaining to entry and departure.
The Japan Rail Pass is a special ticket that is available only to travelers visiting Japan from foreign countries for sight-seeing.
Please note that the number“four” in Japan is sometimes considered bad luck because its pronunciation, shi, is the same as the word for“death" in Japanese.
www.us.emb-japan.go.jp /jicc/traveljapan.htm   (1241 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Municipality of Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cities (shi, and the ku of Tokyo), towns (町;, pronounced either cho or machi), villages (村;, pronounced either son or mura) are basic municipalties.
In the Republic of China on Taiwan, a municipality (直轄市 in Wade-Giles: chi-hsia-shih) is a city with equal status to a province: Taipei and Kaohsiung.
In Canada, a municipality is a city, town, township, county, or regional municipality which has been incorporated by statute by the legislatures of the Provinces and territories of Canada.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Municipality-of-Japan   (893 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Regions of Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Japan is an island nation in East Asia comprised of a large stratovolcanic archipelago extending along the Pacific coast of Asia.
A city designated by government ordinance, or Government Ordinance City (政令指定都市 seirei shitei toshi or 政令市 seirei shi) is a city of Japan that has a population greater than 500,000 and important economic and industrial functions, and that is considered a major city in Japan.
Special Cities (特例市) of Japan are cities with populations of at least 200,000, and are delegated a subset of the functions delegated to core cities.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Regions-of-Japan   (1512 words)

 Japan (11/06)
Manchukuo was dissolved, and Manchuria was returned to China; Japan renounced all claims to Formosa; Korea was occupied and divided by the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.; southern Sakhalin and the Kuriles were occupied by the U.S.S.R.; and the U.S. became the sole administering authority of the Ryukyu, Bonin, and Volcano Islands.
Japan's Government is a parliamentary democracy, with a House of Representatives and a House of Councillors.
Japan's economic engagement with its neighbors is increasing, as evidenced by the conclusion of an EPA with Singapore and the Philippines, and its ongoing negotiations for EPAs with Thailand and Malaysia.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/4142.htm   (5030 words)

 AAS Abstracts: Japan Session 66   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Given Japan's remarkable growth in the postwar period, one might not think that economic decline and urban decay would be a problem.
Cities are the setting for daily social interaction, the consumer market, employment opportunities, and intellectual and cultural stimulation.
Japan is renowned for its rapid economic development in the twentieth century.
www.aasianst.org /absts/1995abst/japan/jses66.htm   (1680 words)

 AAS Abstracts: Japan Session 56   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yet city politics have not attracted sufficient attention, given the overwhelming focus on national politics in Japanese studies in the U.S. This panel highlights critical issues facing Japanese cities today, defining urban politics as concern for the well-being and preferences of city residents.
I argue that Japanese cities have served as the laboratory of democracy.
This pro-activism to foreign immigrants at the local level in Japan is a particularly interesting phenomenon since the opposite tends to be the case in other immigration countries.
www.aasianst.org /absts/1997abst/japan/j56.htm   (1213 words)

 New hearts for dying cities | The Japan Times Online
The city center revitalization law is aimed at eventually consolidating various urban functions leading to the creation of communities in which aged people as well as families with young children can live comfortably.
As more cities complete their revitalization plans, the central government needs to develop the ability to correctly assess them so that approval does not lead to a mere scattering of subsidies.
Cities, for their part, should work out plans that fully take into account local characteristics such as geographic, demographic and industrial features as well as cultural traditions.
search.japantimes.co.jp /cgi-bin/ed20070220a1.html   (776 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Greater Tokyo Area is a large metropolitan area in Japan consisting of the Japanese prefectures Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, and Tokyo (at the center).
Situated along the loop are the major cities of Yokohama (to the south of Tokyo), Chiba (to the east), Omiya (now part of Saitama city, to the north) and Hachioji (to the west).
To the south is an area known as Shonan comprising various cities and towns along the coast of Sagami Bay, with their long beaches comprising fl volcanic sand, and to the west the area is mountainous.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Greater_Tokyo_Area   (891 words)

 Kurashiki : Japan : Sister Cities
Kurashiki is located on the eastern side of Honshu, the largest of the four main islands of Japan, 650 km south-west of Tokyo.
One of the main crops grown on the new land was cotton and by the end of the 1890's several large cotton mills had been built in the city.
The museum, which was established in 1939, was Japan's first museum of western art and is now home to more than 140 paintings by European masters.
www.christchurch.org.nz /SisterCities/Kurashiki   (459 words)

 Japan Tokyo Mission | Cities and Towns
Japan is a nation of of stark contrasts.
The greatest example is the contrast between the large modern industrial cities and the small traditional farming towns.
Japan is an island country with four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku.
www.mission.net /japan/tokyo/north/page.php?pg_id=1437   (254 words)

 Japan Cities   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Japan is the seventh most populous nation in the world with 127 million people.
The City Hall in Tokyo is the tallest one.
Other cities, including Tokyo and Osaka, developed in the 16th and 17th centuries as castle towns, where local lords and their warriors built fortresses and encouraged craftsmen and artisans to settle.
mcreynoldsms.org /jpcity.htm   (445 words)

 City of Irvine Website - Tsukuba, Japan
About one hour northeast of Tokyo, overlying an ancient agricultural economy at the northern end of the Kanto plain, is Tsukuba, a modern, planned city of 150,000.
Tsukuba was incorporated in 1987 by merging five villages and towns in Ibaraki prefecture into one of Japan's "science cities," designated to relieve metropolitan density through systematic relocation of prominent research and educational facilities to less congested regions of Japan.
With 45 national research and academic institutions, plus approximately 230 laboratories operated by domestic and foreign corporations, Tsukuba currently is home to 12,000 researchers, 2,800 of whom hold doctorates.
www.ci.irvine.ca.us /about/sistercities/tsukuba_japan.asp   (144 words)

 Japan facts, Japan travel videos, flags, photos - National Geographic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
About 73 percent of Japan is mountainous, and all its major cities, except the ancient capital of Kyoto, cling to narrow coastal plains.
Only an estimated 18 percent of Japan's territory is suitable for settlement—so Japan's cities are large and densely populated.
Japan's ties with Russia are hampered because of some small islands east of Hokkaido known as the Northern Territories—the Habomai Islands, Shikotan, Kunishiri, and Etorofu (called Iturup by Russia).
www3.nationalgeographic.com /places/countries/country_japan.html   (660 words)

 Japan: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An archipelago in the Pacific, Japan is separated from the east coast of Asia by the Sea of Japan.
Japan won its first military engagements during the war, extending its power over a vast area of the Pacific.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur was appointed supreme commander of the U.S. occupation of postwar Japan (1945–1952).
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107666.html   (1558 words)

 Lakeland, Florida's Sister Cities   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This city is nestled in the north central part of the former Soviet republic of Moldova, between Ukraine and Romania.
Imabari is a seaside community on the northern edge of Ehime prefecture, one of the four prefectures of Shikoku, the smallest of Japan's main islands.
It is famous in Japan primarily for its towels, but it is also known for the production of fine lacquer and special confections.
sistercities.lakeland.net /scinfo.htm   (252 words)

 Bloomberg.com: Japan
Property prices in the three cities rose an average 0.9 percent, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said, with residential land prices in three central wards of Tokyo surging 18 percent, while commercial areas gained 14 percent in the year ended July 1.
The balance of securitized real estate assets in Japan is more than 10 trillion yen, according to a Sept. 1 report by STB Research Institute.
Land prices in central areas in the three biggest cities are still at a pre-1977 level for commercial land, and about the same as the 1981 level for residential land.
www.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=20601101&sid=amettXPEon_I&refer=japan   (976 words)

 Photo Japan: Photographer's Showcase   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Artur was born in Poland and studied at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow.
His interest in Japan has come as much from photography as his interest in photography has come from Japan.
However, after experiencing the abundance of color in Japan, from traditional festivals to modern youth culture, Isabelle decided to portray what she was seeing the best way she could.
photojapan.com /index.htm/showcase.html   (1568 words)

 Major cities of japan
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Japan images are licensed from World66.com under, and are hereby subject to, the Creative Commons License.
www.japan-glance.com /Articles-Japan/major-cities-of-japan.html   (157 words)

 Japan, 1600–1800 A.D. | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Control of the country is divided between the shogunate, which directly administers about one-quarter of the country and the large cities, and approximately 270 regional military lords, daimyo, who owe fealty to the shogun while ruling their own domains (han).
established in all large cities, and the courtesans, entertainers, prostitutes, teahouses, theaters, and restaurants found there.
All Westerners—except the Dutch—are expelled from Japan, nearly all trade with Europe is banned, and Christianity is outlawed.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/ht/09/eaj/ht09eaj.htm   (1039 words)

 Japan Media Review -- Local News Takes Backseat to Tokyo
News in Japan almost always means news from Tokyo: Most newspapers and TV news shows here are produced by a handful of giant Tokyo-based companies that own most of the country's large papers, TV stations and magazines.
While most cities around Japan have their own newspaper, the most read newspapers in the country are the Tokyo-based giants Asahi and Yomiuri, which have over 12 million subscribers each.
Japan's major networks do have regional affiliates, each with their own news programs, but these are generally broad regional news broadcasts that do not give focused local coverage to individual cities.
ojr.org /japan/research/1076032072.php   (1456 words)

 Rebuilding New Orleans. - By Witold Rybczynski - Slate Magazine
Yet it is impossible to escape the distinct impression that the city is adrift.
A city that is unable to decide where to temporarily house its own refugees is unlikely to grapple successfully with the more complex question of exactly how to rebuild.
Research has shown that while cities grow extremely quickly, they decline slowly, since people's homes—and their attachment to a place—act as an impediment to moving.
www.slate.com /id/2133182   (831 words)

 Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity - Sister Cities
A sister city partnership is an opportunity for two countries to exchange business, educational, cultural projects and ideas by developing relationships between cities/communities or states with a focus on increasing international trade and economic development.
The State of Illinois is affiliated with Sister Cities International, a program that was initiated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 and now involves 2,649 cities worldwide and cities in all 50 states.
Currently, 60 Illinois cities are involved with 99 sister cities agreements in 33 countries on 6 continents.
www.illinoisbiz.biz /dceo/Bureaus/Trade/Sister_Cities/sistercities.htm   (486 words)

 South Korea (01/07)
With declining Chinese power and a weakened domestic posture at the end of the 19th century, Korea was open to Western and Japanese encroachment.
As a result of Japan’s efforts to supplant the Korean language and aspects of Korean culture, memories of Japanese annexation still recall fierce animosity and resentment, especially among older Koreans.
Japan’s surrender to the Allied Powers in 1945, signaling the end of World War II, only further embroiled Korea in foreign rivalries.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2800.htm   (4027 words)

The Americans had threatened to ban Japan Airlines from flying freight from five Asian cities to the U.S. For its part, Tokyo said it would stop U.S. cargo services to and from the same five cities by denying permission for American carriers to refuel on its territory.
Japan said the 1952 agreement unfairly favors U.S. carriers, echoing complaints from other Asian countries that signed similar pacts with the U.S. The accords were ratified at a time when Asian carriers had neither the resources nor the inclination to compete with U.S. airlines.
In Japan's case, the Americans got choice routes to Japanese cities and beyond rights to other points in Asia, while Japanese airlines agreed to service fewer American destinations.
www.pathfinder.com /asiaweek/96/0830/biz2.html   (837 words)

 Tokyo and Japan pictures by theme ::: Japan travel photo guide
The heart of Kansai, and probably the second most important city of Japan, Osaka is a one-of-a-kind modern merchant city with an attitude.
Its geography is unique to other cities as it was planned well ahead during its foundation in the 19th century.
Japan is world famous for its bathing culture and spas, and within Japan the most famous attraction is definitely Noboribetsu Onsen.
www.photopassjapan.com /themes.html   (2255 words)

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