Special cities of Japan

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Special cities (特例市, Tokureishi), also known as Special Case cities, is a defined class or category of Japanese cities. It is a local administrative division created by the national government.[1] All special cities have a population greater than 200,000.

History[change | change source]

The special or special case cities were created because of the Local Autonomy Law of Japan.[2] Each city does many of the things normally done by prefectures.[1]

List[change | change source]

Special cities were recognized starting in 2000.[3] There are 40+ of these cities, 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 Web-Japan.org, "Local self-government," p. 3; retrieved 2012-11-28.
  2. The special cities are not the same as the special wards of Tokyo.
  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 2012-12-18.
  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 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 4.36 4.37 4.38 4.39 Jacobs, Table 3; retrieved 2012-12-18.

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