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  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.newlenox.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Chubu_region   (685 words)

  
 Kyushu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kyūshū (九州) is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands.
The ancient region Saikaido consists of Kyushu and its surrounding islands.
The island is mountainous, and Japan's largest active volcano, Aso at 1,592 m, is on Kyushu.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Kyushu   (412 words)

  
 Regions of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While Japan has eight High Courts, their jurisdictions do not correspond to the eight regions below.
Kanto region (eastern Honshu, including Tokyo and Yokohama)
Each contains several prefectures, except the Hokkaido region, which covers only Hokkaido Prefecture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_regions_in_Japan   (90 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 name is generally considered to mean the region east (東) of the Hakone checkpoint (関所).
The region consists of Gunma prefecture, Tochigi prefecture, Ibaraki prefecture, Saitama prefecture, Tokyo Metropolis, Chiba prefecture, and Kanagawa prefecture.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Kanto.html   (168 words)

  
 kinki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Kansai region (関西) of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方; Kinki-chihō), lies in the middle of Japan's main island, Honshu.
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)

  
 Chugoku region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Chugoku region (中国地方 Chūgoku-chihō) is located within the western region of Honshu, the largest island of Japan.
The name literally means "Middle Country", the sole surviving relic of a historical division of Japan into "Near Countries" (近国 Kingoku), "Middle Countries" and "Far Countries" (遠国 Ongoku), based on distance from the capital Kyoto.
Kyushu region and Kinki region neighbor the Chugoku region.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Chugoku   (236 words)

  
 Japan Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Japan is a temperate region with four distinct seasons, but because of its great length from north to south, its climate varies from region to region: the far north is very cold in the winter, while the far south is subtropical.
Japan's small agricultureagricultural sector is highly subsidised and protected, with government regulations that favor small-scale cultivation instead of large-scale agriculture as practiced in North America.
Japan maintains one of the world's largest fishing fleets and accounts for nearly 15% of the global catch, prompting some claims that Japan's fishing is leading to overdepletion in fish stocks such as tuna.
www.echostatic.com /Japan.html   (4351 words)

  
 Japan Geography
Japan consists of several thousands of islands, of which Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are the four largest.
Japan's northernmost islands are located approximately on same geographical latitude as Milan or Portland while her southernmost islands are about on the same latitude as the Bahamas.
Japan is politically structured in 8 regions and 47 prefectures.
www.japan-guide.com /list/d1000.html   (325 words)

  
 Prefectures of Japan : QuicklyFind Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Japan is divided into 47 local jurisdictions: one metropolitan district (都; To), Tokyo; one circuit (道; Dō), Hokkaido; two urban prefectures (府;; Fu), Osaka and Kyoto); and 43 rural prefectures (県;; Ken).
The term dō (circuit) was originally used to refer to regions of Japan consisting of several han, such as Tokaidō and Saikaidō (see: Provinces of Japan).
The only to in Japan is Tokyo, which was created by merging the city of Tokyo with the prefecture of Tokyo in 1943.
www.quicklyfind.com /info/Prefectures_of_Japan.htm   (768 words)

  
 Honshu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Honshū (本州) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and north-east of Kyushu across the Shimonoseki Strait.
The island is roughly 1300 km long and ranges from 50 to 230 km wide, and its total area is 230,500 km², around 60% of the total area of Japan.
The regions are Chubu (central), Chugoku (southern), Kanto (eastern), Kinki (southern, above Chugoku), and Tohoku (northern).
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/h/ho/honshu.html   (414 words)

  
 Prefectures of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The prefectures of Japan are the country's 47 sub-national jurisdictions: one "metropolis" (都; To), Tokyo; one "circuit" (道; Dō), Hokkaidō; two urban prefectures (府;; Fu), Osaka and Kyoto; and 43 other prefectures (県;; Ken).
The term dō (circuit) was originally used to refer to regions of Japan, such as Tokaidō and Saikaidō, consisting of several provinces.
The largest and prefectural capital is Sapporo, the sixth largest city in Japan.
www.newlenox.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Prefectures_of_Japan   (960 words)

  
 Lists of unofficial regions by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of lists of unofficial regions by country:
List of regions of the United States and historic regions of the United States
This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lists_of_unofficial_regions_by_country   (72 words)

  
 Shikoku - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shikoku (四国;, "four provinces") is the smallest and least populous of the four main islands of Japan.
The Shikoku region — comprising Shikoku and its surrounding islets — covers about 18,800km² and consists of four prefectures: Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi, and Tokushima.
Until completion of the bridges, the region was isolated from the rest of Japan, and the freer movement between Honshu and Shikoku was expected to promote economic development on both sides of the bridges, which has not materialized yet.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Shikoku   (452 words)

  
 Tohoku region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tōhoku is Japanese for "northeast," and the Tohoku region occupies the northeastern portion of Honshu, the largest island of Japan.
The region consists of six prefectures: Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata Prefectures.
The inland location of many of the region's lowlands has led to a concentration of much of the population there.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Tohoku_region   (394 words)

  
 Bambooweb: Tokyo
Tokyo is the central place of politics, economy, culture and academics in Japan as well as the home of the Japanese emperor and the seat of the national government, as well as a major business and financial centre for all of East Asia.
During the 1950s and mid-1960s, Japan experienced what is widely described as the "economic miracle", which transformed the nation from wartime devastation to the world's second-largest economy by 1966.
Tokyo is the economic center of Japan: most of Japan's printing, broadcasting, telecommunications, banking, insurance, and financial services companies are based there, and many prominent international corporations are either headquartered in Tokyo or have their main Japanese offices there.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/t/o/Tokyo.html   (1272 words)

  
 Category:Lists of subnational entities - RSCI, The Science Classification Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
See list of subnational entities, for another list by country, including ISO 3166-2 lists.
List of Canadian provinces and territories by population
List of provinces of Thailand by population density
www.scindex.org /Category:Lists_of_subnational_entities.html   (118 words)

  
 J-List side blog: All about doctors, hospitals and medical insurance in Japan, the good and the bad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Japan's medical system is generally effective at safeguarding the health of the Japanese people, from its network of small clinics and large hospitals and many trained health professionals.
Japan's network of medical schools are very hierarchical and guard their reputations carefully, and the politics of which famous doctor is employed as a tenured resident at which hospital can literally decide your fate if you develop a serious illness.
It took Japan until 1999 to legalize organ transplants from brain dead individuals, decades after most Western nations, and transplants from minors under the age of 15 are still unrecognized, meaning that any child looking for an organ donor must usually fly overseas or face certain death.
www.peterpayne.net /2005/06/all-about-doctors-hospitals-and.html   (1031 words)

  
 Tohoku region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Tohoku region (東北地方; Tōhoku-chihō) is a geographical area of Japan.
The last stronghold of the indigenous Ainu on Honshu and the site of many battles, Tohoku retains a reputation as a remote and backward region, offering breathtaking scenery but a harsh climate.
Although iron, steel, cement, chemical, pulp, and petroleum-refining industries began developing in the 1960s, Tohoku was traditionally considered the granary of Japan because it supplied Sendai and the Tokyo-Yokohama market with rice and other farm commodities.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Tohoku_region   (394 words)

  
 Region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A region can be any area that has some unifying feature.
This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it (http://www.pineville.us/project/wikipedia/index.php?title=Regionandaction=edit).
This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Region   (155 words)

  
 Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Police and security forces on Thursday battled gunmen in one of the main cities in Russia's restive Caucasus region, including at a school.
Torrential rains and powerful gusts of wind wreaked havoc in parts of the metropolitan region still recovering from downpours in the last week.
Economic development in the North-East will be damaged by a lack of money for transport from the Government, regional leaders claimed last night.
www.infothis.com /find/Region   (293 words)

  
 J-List side blog: Japan's Schindler, all about Japanese cuisine in big bowls, and my comments on the Boy Scouts of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There's a touching story that most people haven't heard about, the tale of "Japan's Schindler." Chiune Sugimoto was a vice-consulate in Lithuania who used his special status to issue thousands of visas to Jews trying to escape the terror of the Nazis.
I came from Japan and Chris's friends and mentors came from all over the U.S. to be here for the special day.
Hard to explain, but Japanese mothers always like to take sides on issues, and we had a leader who wasn't the best, and then wanted to fold the dan (or, the pack, or whatever it's called in English ^_^) when it was her time to pass leadership on to the next generation.
www.peterpayne.net /2005/07/japans-schindler-all-about-japanese.html   (1506 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia.
Japan maintains one of the world's largest fishing fleets and accounts for nearly 15% of the global catch.
Japan's huge government debt, which totals more than 160% of GDP, and the aging of the population are two major long-run problems.
www.odci.gov /cia/publications/factbook/print/ja.html   (1477 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 region consists of following prefectures: Gunma prefecture, Tochigi prefecture, Ibaraki prefecture, Saitama prefecture, Tokyo, Chiba prefecture, Kanagawa prefecture.
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www.freetemplate.ws /ka/kanto.html   (559 words)

  
 Communities Near and Far: Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Japan is running out of space to dump its garbage; if the country continues at its present rate, landfills will reach maximum capacity in eight years.
As an example of regional development, a total of 26 areas have been designated as new types of industrial communities called "technopolises"--an integrated center for high-tech industries, universities, research institutes, and other facilities for research into cutting-edge technologies.
Questions are categorized according to daily life, schools, outside the classroom, tradition and culture, sports, regions of Japan, nature and climate, protecting the environment, history, politics and the constitution, economy and industry, and international relations.
www.smith.edu /fcceas/curriculum/finken.htm   (3104 words)

  
 Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Japan and Global Migration is a much-needed and timely contribution to the literature on Japan and cultural difference and required reading for anyone concerned with the future of Japanese society.
The unit was written by Richard Moulden, a teacher who traveled to Japan on a study tour from the state of Washington, and edited by Mary Hammond Bernson from the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington, in conjunction with the Washington State Department of Education.
This program treats the history of Japan during this period: the established classes of daimyo, samurai, farmer, and merchant; the political organization of the shogunate; the growth of the merchant class and the development of Kabuki; the delineation of Japanese sensibilities and the meaning of seppuku.
www.coe.ohio-state.edu /mmerryfield/global_resources/modules/EAcJapan.htm   (9561 words)

  
 Kyushu : Kyushu region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kyushu (九州;) is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly of the main islands.
The island is mountainous, and Japan's largest active volcano, Aso at 1592m, is on Kyushu.
They had blossomed on Harry's grave--his him, she hugged them to her heart--kissing them through her.
www.termsdefined.net /ky/kyushu-region.html   (243 words)

  
 SearchEgg.com - Education Web Site Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lists functions of each branch of service, weapons, education and training, events, and future reforms.
The role of this agency is to promote occupational safety and health in Japan through the collection of information, the conduct of research, safety and health education, the promotion of safety programs, toxicity research, and international cooperation.
Primary center-right party in Japan, with a platform of smaller government, decentralization, moral education, and individual rights.
www.searchegg.com /regional/japan?id=124   (508 words)

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