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  Kantō region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kantō region (Japanese: 関東地方, Kantō-chihō) is a geographical area of Honshū, the largest island in Japan.
Although most of the Kanto plain is used for residential, commercial, or industrial construction, it is still farmed.
Operation Coronet, the proposed Allied invasion of Japan during World War II was scheduled to land at the Kanto plain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kanto_region   (440 words)

 kanto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Kanto region (関東地方; Kantō-chihō) is a geographical area of Honshu, the largest island in Japan.
The region consists of Gunma prefecture, Tochigi prefecture, Ibaraki prefecture, Saitama prefecture, Tokyo Metropolis, Chiba prefecture, and Kanagawa prefecture.
Kanto is also a place in the video game and television series, Pokemon.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Kanto.html   (168 words)

 Chubu region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Chubu, or central, region encompasses nine prefectures in the midland of Japan, west of the Kanto region: Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama, and Yamanashi.
The region comprises three distinct districts: Hokuriku, a coastal strip on the Sea of Japan that is a major wet-rice producing area; Tosan, or the Central Highlands; and Tokai, or the eastern seaboard, a narrow corridor along the Pacific Coast.
The region is served by Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO), an airport on an off-shore artificial island in the city of Tokoname, Aichi near Nagoya, and by Nagoya Airport, which is located near Nagoya in the cities of Komaki and Kasugai.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Chubu   (685 words)

 Encyclopedia: Kanto region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The name Kanto is generally considered to mean the region east (東) of the Hakone checkpoint (関所).
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 example, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions...
Hokuriku region (北陸地方, literally North Land) is the region along the Sea of Japan within the Chubu region, the central region of Honshu, the main island of Japan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Kanto-region   (2444 words)

 Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
region is the financial, cultural, and political center of Japan.
region is situated in the middle of Japan's mainland and includes Nagano, Yamanashi, Gifu, Aichi, and Shizuoka prefectures.
Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima prefectures belong to this region.
www.sakeexpert.com /region/region.html   (570 words)

 Saitama Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Saitama area was historically known as a fertile agricultural region which produced much of the food for the Kanto region.
This region mostly consists of a hilly and moderately mountainous area, and it is surrounded by a rich natural environment.
This region is very popular among the residents of Saitama and neighboring prefectures for short trips, for it is easily accessible via the railroad network.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Saitama_Prefecture   (736 words)

 Kanagawa Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県;; Kanagawa-ken) is a geographic and political area located in the Kanto region on Honshu island, Japan.
Urban areas including Yokohama and Kawasaki were heavily damaged by the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and the heavy bombing in 1945.
Kanagawa is a relatively small prefecture wedged between Tokyo on the north, the foothills of Mount Fuji on the northwest, and the Pacific Ocean and Tokyo Bay on the south and east.
www.butte-silverbow.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Kanagawa_Prefecture   (430 words)

 Gunma Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gunma Prefecture (or Gumma) (群馬県; Gunma-ken) is located in the Kanto region on Honshu island, Japan.
Gunma is the northwestern-most prefecture of the Kanto, and is mostly mountainous in the north, with more of the population concentrated in the southern half facing Saitama Prefecture.
On December 5, 2004, the former town of Ogo and former villages of Kasukawa and Miyagi from Seta District merged into the expanded city of Maebashi.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Gunma_Prefecture   (349 words)

 Ibaraki Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ibaraki Prefecture was previously known as Hitachi Province, until the abolition of the Han system in 1871.
Ibaraki Prefecture is the northeastern part of the Kanto region, stretching between Tochigi Prefecture and the Pacific Ocean and bounded on the north and south by Fukushima Prefecture and Chiba Prefecture.
Ibaraki's population is increasing modestly as the Greater Tokyo region spreads out.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Ibaraki_Prefecture   (485 words)

 kinki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Kansai region includes the prefectures of Nara, Wakayama, Mie, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, and Shiga.
The Kansai region is often compared (yet more often contrasted) with the Kanto region, which lies to the east and is comprised primarily of Tokyo and the surrounding area.
Whereas the Kanto region is symbolic of standardization throughout Japan (from the government to economics to the language), the Kansai region displays many more idiosyncracies through the culture in Kyoto, the merchantilism of Osaka, the history of Nara, the internationality of Kobe, and the distinct dialect (Kansai-ben) heard through the seven prefectures.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Kinki.html   (218 words)

 Northern Kanto --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Northern Kanto is neither an administrative nor a political entity.
It lies in the northern Kanto Plain along the Isesaki line of the Tobu railway, north of Tokyo.
The eastern portion of the prefecture lies on the Kanto Plain, north of Tokyo metropolis.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9056255?tocId=9056255   (906 words)

 Directory - Regional: Asia: Japan: Regions: Kanto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry  · Regional bureau of METI carries out METI-related projects and maintains a database of industry and demographics for the Kanto region.
JALT chapters in Kanto  · cached · A directory of chapters of the Japan Association for Language Teaching in the Kanto region.
Kanto Celts  · News on this Irish soccer team, as well as match results and other happenings.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=83235   (179 words)

 Kanto region : Kanto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kanto region (関東地方; Kanto-chiho) is a geographical area located at Honshu, the largest island in Japan.
The name is generally considered came from eastern region (東) to Hakone[?]'s checkpoint[?] (関所).
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www.freetemplate.ws /ka/kanto.html   (559 words)

 Japan Kanto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Kanto ("east of the barrier") region encompasses seven prefectures around Tokyo on the Kanto Plain.
Once the heartland of feudal power, the Kanto became the center of modern development.
Within the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area, the Kanto houses not only Japan's seat of government but also the largest group of universities and cultural institutions, the greatest population, and a large industrial zone.
www.country-studies.com /japan/kanto.html   (190 words)

The people of Kanto, especially residents of Tokyo, are said to be fast-paced and cosmopolitan, while the people of Kansai are considered more sedate and tend to think of themselves as more down-to-earth.
Tôhoku is the northeast region of the island of Honshû.
This region, sometimes referred to as the "back of Japan," is known for old-world flavor and its fishing industry.
www.anderson.ucla.edu /research/globalwindow/japan/t1/sup4art.htm   (2460 words)

During the Nara period, Kanto warriors were sent to the west coast of Kyushu to protect against a possible attack from the continent, and many poems of these men and their wives were recorded in a document called the Manyoshu.
While still in the midst of the siege on Odawara, Hideyoshi issued a decree attempting to restore peace and order by commanding peasants of the Kanto to return to their homes, forbidding his soldiers from burning and stealing, and ensuring that no criminal acts would be performed toward peasants, shrines, or temples.
Already 'volunteering' their time and effort to rebuild Odawara and its surroundings time and again, and too far to realistically be able to provide the aid they were expected to, the villagers became very negative towards the post station authorities, leading to tension and, eventually, riots.
www.zombiezodiac.com /rob/odawara.htm   (4491 words)

 Kanto Plain --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Extending 80 miles (130 km) from north to south and 50 miles (80 km) from east to west, it forms the physical division between Kanto region (chihoeast) and Chubu region (west).
The river flows for 200 miles (320 km) south and southeast through the centre of the Kanto Plain to enter the Pacific Ocean at Choshi in Chiba ken, near Cape Inubo.
Lesson plan enabling students to examine the concept of geographic region by exploring the history of the Great Plains, U.S. Explores the various factors including relationships between physical geography and human systems of culture and settlement, depiction in arts and literature, and observe factors that influenced westward expansion in the United States.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9044615   (1019 words)

 K - Anime Fan's Japanese Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Kansai region, the south-western area of the main island, includes Japan's second major urban area, centered on the city of Oosaka, as well as historic Kyooto.
The Kanto region of Japan; the Kanto region, or Kanto Plain, is the largest flat area in Japan, comprising the eastern part of the main island.
Approximately 40% of the population of Japan lives in the Kanto area, and it is arguably the most populous urban area in Japan.
reference.animeworld.com /glossary/index.php?a=list&d=2&w=K   (352 words)

 Bust of a warrior [Kanto region, Japan] (1975.268.414) | Object Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The traces of red paint found on this figure indicate that it was made in the Kanto region (around Tokyo).
Haniwa were placed at the top of the burial mound, in the center, along the edges, and at the entrance of the burial chamber of enormous tombs constructed for the ruling elite during the Tumulus, or Kofun (ca.
Their diffusion is often understood to reflect a parallel spread of political power as Japan, which had been divided into a series of loosely related domains, was gradually organized into a unified state with a central government.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/ho/05/eaj/hod_1975.268.414.htm   (317 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kinai (畿内) is a historical region of Japan.
The way the people of the Kansai region speak, could be compared to the Bostonian accent of the United States.
They have their own pronunciation, and own strange slang terms that are different, and almost unintelligable from the way other Japanese is spoken.
www.alanaditescili.net /index.php?title=Kinki_region   (418 words)

 s51g in fm03
The extent of the damage and the crustal deformation on the southern area was greater in the 1703 event, whose tsunami reached and damaged the coast of the Kii peninsula, 300 to 400 km away from the source.
The source region of the 1703 earthquake, therefore, is considered to have extended towards the ocean and much larger than that of the 1923 event.
North of the epicentral region, in the Tokyo area, 3D basin-generated phases are quite significant, and these phases produce large-amplitude late-arriving pulses in the ground motions.
www.agu.org /cgi-bin/SFgate/SFgate?&listenv=table&multiple=1&range=1&directget=1&application=fm03&database=/data/epubs/wais/indexes/fm03/fm03&maxhits=200&="S51G"   (3161 words)

 Regions of Japan - Explore Japan - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For example, the Kanto region, which includes Tokyo, and the Kansai region, which includes Osaka, offer striking contrasts in everything from the taste of food to the style of traditional performing arts, and people have fun comparing them.
Mountainous areas account for more than 70% of Japan's land, so major cities are concentrated in the plains that account for less than 30% of the land.
Cities with a population exceeding one million are Sapporo in Hokkaido; Sendai in the Tohoku region; Kawasaki, Saitama, Tokyo, and Yokohama in the Kanto region; Nagoya in the Chubu region; Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe in the Kinki region; Hiroshima in the Chugoku region; and Fukuoka in Kyushu.
web-jpn.org /kidsweb/japan/regions.html   (260 words)

 Energy Citations Database (ECD) - Energy and Energy-Related Bibliographic Citations
Major sources of dioxins (tetra- to octa-chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans) were quantitatively identified, and the contributions of each source were estimated in aquatic surface sediment and soil in the Kanto region of Japan, where a major part of the municipal, industrial, and agricultural activities in Japan take place.
Tokyo Bay sediment was characterized by the highest relative contribution from pentachlorophenol impurities in the region.
The results indicated considerable contributions in aquatic surface sediment in the studied region from dioxin impurities in herbicides used in the past.
www.osti.gov /energycitations/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=20386751   (343 words)

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