Cities of Japan

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Cities of Japan

Cities in Japan are one of the basic local entities of the nation.[1]

Japan's smallest sub-national jurisdictions are sometimes grouped together. The term shichoson combines suffixes which recognize the municipalities,[1] including

  • "city" ( shi?)[2]
  • "town" ( cho?)
  • "village" ( sho?)

The small cities generally have populations of over 30,000.

There are three defined classes or categories of big cities.[3]

Each of the largest cities does many of the things normally done by prefectures.[3]

History[change | edit source]

Japan's system of local governments date from 1947. Cities in Japan are local governments which are defined by the Local Autonomy Law.[1]

Related pages[change | edit source]

Administrative divisions of Japan
National

Sub-national
Local

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Web-Japan.org, "Local self-government," p. 1; retrieved 2012-12-19.
  2. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, (2011); doi:10.1155/2011/692764; retrieved 2012-12-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Web-Japan.org, "Local self-government," p. 3; retrieved 2012-12-19.
  4. Jacobs, Table 1; retrieved 2012-12-19.
  5. Jacobs, Table 2; retrieved 2012-12-19.
  6. Jacobs, Table 3; retrieved 2012-12-19.

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