Core cities of Japan

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Sapporo Hakodate Asahikawa Aomori Hachinohe Morioka Sendai Akita Yamagata Kōriyama Iwaki Mito Tsukuba Utsunomiya Maebashi Takasaki Isesaki Ōta Saitama Kawagoe Kumagaya Kawaguchi Tokorozawa Kasukabe Sōka Koshigaya Chiba Funabashi Kashiwa Yokohama Kawasaki Yokosuka Hiratsuka Odawara, Kanagawa Chigasaki Sagamihara Atsugi Yamato Niigata Nagaoka Jōetsu Toyama Kanazawa Fukui Kōfu Nagano Matsumoto Gifu Shizuoka Hamamatsu Numazu Fuji Nagoya Toyohashi Okazaki Ichinomiya Kasugai Toyota Tsu Yokkaich Ōtsu Kyoto Osaka Sakai Kishiwada Toyonaka Suita Takatsuki Hirakata Ibaraki Yao Neyagawa Higashiōsaka Kobe Himeji Amagasaki Akashi Nishinomiya Kakogawa Takarazuka Nara Wakayama Tottori Okayama Kurashiki Hiroshima Kure Fukuyama Shimonoseki Takamatsu Matsuyama Kōchi Kitakyūshū Fukuoka Kurume Nagasaki Sasebo Kumamoto Ōita Miyazaki Kagoshima
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Core cities of Japan (中核市 Chūkaku-shi?) is a defined class or category of Japanese cities. It is a local administrative division created by the national government.[1] All core cities have a population greater than 300,000.[2]

History[change | change source]

The core cities were created because of the Local Autonomy Law of Japan. Each city does many of the things normally done by prefectures.[1]

List[change | change source]

Core cities were recognized starting in 1996.[3] There are 40+ of these cities,[1] including

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Related pages[change | change source]

Administrative divisions of Japan
National

Sub-national
Local

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Web-Japan.org, "Local self-government," p. 3; retrieved 2012-11-28.
  2. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), "Country paper:Japan, Local Government Categories"; retrieved 2012-11-28.
  3. 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 2012-12-5.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 Jacobs, Table 2; retrieved 2012-12-5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Buhnik, Sophie. "From Shrinking Cities to Toshi no Shukushō: Identifying Patterns of Urban Shrinkage in the Osaka Metropolitan Area," Berkeley Planning Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1 (2001), p. 135 [PDF 4 of 24]; retrieved 2012-12-2.
  6. "Core city with population of 380000. Resource recovery and enlightenment business of Kashiwa city of Chiba Prefecture, Japan, through establishing "recycling plaza" with nickname "Ribbon-Kan building" arousing citizen's sympathy toward waste reduction," Journal of Solid & Liquid Wastes, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 38-43 (2006); retrieved 2012-12-2.
  7. "Kochi" at Triposo.com; excerpt, "... fіrst core city оn Shikoku"; retrieved 2012-12-5.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Inaba, Yushi. (2009). "Japan's New Local Industry Creation: Joint Entrepreneurship, p. 96.
  9. Hoshiko M. et al. "Assessing the validity of health impact assessment predictions regarding a Japanese city's transition to core city status: a monitoring review," Public Health 2012 Feb ; Vol. 126, No. 2, pp. 168-176; retrieved 2012-12-2.
  10. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; retrieved 2012-12-5.
  11. "Naha starts as regional hub city in Okinawa," Ryukyu Shimpo, 2 April 2013; retrieved 2013-4-17.
  12. City of Toyama, "About Toyama"; retrieved 2012-12-2.

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