List of regions of Japan

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Map of the regions of Japan. From north to south: Hokkaidō (red), Tōhoku (green), Kantō (blue), Chūbu (brown), Kansai (teal), Chūgoku (green-yellow), Shikoku (pink) and Kyūshū (yellow).

The Regions of Japan are traditional subdivisions of the nation.[1] The regional divisions are used in many ways. These include maps, geography and weather reports. Regions are used as a basic framework for description and comparison.[2]

Culture[change | change source]

In Japan, the traditional regions are cultural makers.[3] For example, according to Kunio Kishida in 1940, "The correct tradition of Japanese culture exists today not within the culture of the center, which has developed under the influence of foreign culture; but rather within regional culture."[4]

Japan's multi-decade "Comprehensive National Development Plan" emphasizes regions in serial studies of patterns of land use and regional society.[5]

The names of many businesses incorporate a regional name.

List of regions[change | change source]

From north to south, the traditional regions include:

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 242. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  2. Tames, Richard. (2008). A Traveller's History of Japan, p. 264.
  3. Griffis, William Elliot (2007). The Mikado's Empire: A History of Japan from the Age of the Gods to the Meiji Era (660 BC-AD 1872. Stone Bridge Press. p. 87. ISBN 978-1-933330-18-1.
  4. Brandt, Kim (2007). Kingdom of Beauty: Mingei and the Politics of Folk Art in Imperial Japan. Duke University Press. pp. 218–219. ISBN 0-8223-8954-1.
  5. Shapira, Philip; Masser, Ian; Edgington, David W. (1994). Planning for Cities and Regions in Japan. Liverpool University Press. p. 193. ISBN 978-0-85323-248-3.
  6. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 343. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  7. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 971. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  8. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. pp. 478–479. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  9. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 126. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  10. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 344. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  11. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 477. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  12. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 522. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  13. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  14. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 857. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  15. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 588. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  16. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 801. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  17. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 747. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Wigen, Karen (2010). A Malleable Map: Geographies of Restoration in Central Japan, 1600-1912. University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-25918-1.