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Encyclopedia > Aomori Prefecture
Aomori Prefecture (青森県 Aomori-ken)
Capital Aomori (city)
Region Tōhoku
Island Honshū
Governor Shingo Mimura
Area 9,606.26 km² (8th)
 - % water 1.2%
Population  (October 1, 2000)
 - Population 1,475,728 (28th)
 - Density 154 /km²
Districts 8
Municipalities 40
ISO 3166-2 JP-02
Website http://www.pref.aomori.lg.jp/en/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Apple blossom (Malus domestica)
 - Tree Hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata)
 - Bird Bewick's Swan (Cygnus bewickii)

Symbol of Aomori Prefecture

Aomori Prefecture (青森県 Aomori-ken?) is located in the Tōhoku Region of Japan. The capital is the city of Aomori. Aomori was named after the Aomori Bay (青森湾; Aomori-wan), which the Ainu described simply as the "big bay" (大湾/アオモイ; Ao-moi).[citation needed] Image File history File links Map_of_Japan_with_highlight_on_02_Aomori_青森県.svg‎ The name of this media object is misspelled, incomplete, misleading, cryptic, or does not conform to an established naming convention. ... Aomori (Japanese: ; Aomori-shi) is the capital city of Aomori Prefecture (青森県; Aomori-ken), the north end of HonshÅ«. The city faces Mutsu Bay connecting Tsugaru Channel and the Hakkoda Mountains lie in the southern part of Aomori. ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... Tohoku region, Japan The Tōhoku region (東北地方; Tōhoku-chihō) is a geographical area of Japan. ... The four main islands of Japan are: Hokkaidō HonshÅ« KyÅ«shÅ« Shikoku Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Notes: ¹ as of 2000 References National Governors Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures ranked by area ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... This article is about the fruit. ... Blossom is a term given to the flowers of stone fruit trees (Genus Prunus) and of some other plants with a similar appearance that flower profusely but for a short period of time. ... Binomial name Thujopsis dolabrata (Thunb. ... Binomial name Cygnus bewickii (Yarrell, 1830) Synonyms Cygnus columbianus bewickii Bewicks Swan (Cygnus bewickii) is a small European swan. ... Aomori prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... Tohoku region, Japan The Tōhoku region (東北地方; Tōhoku-chihō) is a geographical area of Japan. ... Aomori (Japanese: ; Aomori-shi) is the capital city of Aomori Prefecture (青森県; Aomori-ken), the north end of HonshÅ«. The city faces Mutsu Bay connecting Tsugaru Channel and the Hakkoda Mountains lie in the southern part of Aomori. ... Ainu IPA: /ʔáınu/) (also called Ezo in historical texts) are an ethnic group indigenous to Hokkaidō, northern HonshÅ«, the Kuril Islands, much of Sakhalin, and the southernmost third of the Kamchatka peninsula. ...

Contents

History

The Aomori Prefecture came into existence in 1871. Aomori Town was established in 1889. The town was incorporated as a city in 1898 with a population of 28,000. Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Around one o'clock in the afternoon of May 3, 1910 a fire broke out in the Yasukata district. Fanned by strong winds, in four short hours the fire devastated the whole city. The conflagration claimed 26 lives and injured a further 160 residents. It destroyed 5,246 houses and burnt 19 storage sheds and 157 warehouses. is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


At 10:30 p.m. on July 28, 1945 a squadron of American B29 bombers approached Aomori from the west and, in less than two hours bombed over 90% of the city. is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine heavy bomber propeller aircraft flown by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and other military organizations afterwards. ...


Radio Aomori (RAB) made its first broadcast in 1951. Four years later, the first fish auctions were held. 1958 saw the completion of the Municipal Fish Market as well as the opening of the Citizen's Hospital. In the same year, the Tsugaru Line established a rail connection with Minmaya Village at the tip of the peninsula. Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ...


Meanwhile, various outlying towns and villages were being incorporated into the growing city and with the absorption of Nonai Village in 1962, Aomori became the largest city in the prefecture.


In March 1985, after 23 years of unremitting labor and an enormous financial investment of 700 billion yen, the Seikan Tunnel finally linked the islands of Honshū and Hokkaidō, thereby becoming the longest tunnel of its kind in the world. Almost exactly three years later, on March 13, railroad service was inaugurated on the Tsugaru Kaikyo Line. This article is about the year. ... The Seikan Tunnel (青函トンネル Seikan Tonneru or 青函隧道 Seikan Zuidō) is a 53. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...   literally North Sea Circuit, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is Japans second largest island and the largest of its 47 prefectural-level subdivisions. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Tsugaru-Kaikyo Line ) is a railway line in northern Japan linking Aomori Station in Aomori and Hakodate Station in Hokkaido. ...


That same day saw the end of the Seikan Ferry service, thus closing a chapter of history which began in 1908. During their 80 years of service, the familiar ferries of the Seikan line sailed between Aomori and Hakodate some 720,000 times, carrying 160 million passengers. View of Hakodate from Mountain Hakodate (函館市; -shi) is a city and port located in Oshima, Hokkaido, Japan. ...


In April 1993, the enthusiasm of Aomori City and a group of six other local communities was rewarded with the opening of Aomori Public College. Defining its mission as "turning out graduates with an awareness both of their own city and of the world beyond it", the college has assumed the core functions necessary to provide such learning and culture. At the same time, it strives to serve the local community at large and to play a leading role in this age of internationalization and information exchange.


In August 1994, Aomori City penned an "Education, Culture and Friendship Exchange Pact" with Kecskemet in Hungary. One year later a similar treaty was signed with Pyongtaek City in South Korea, and cultural exchange activities began with exchanges of woodblock prints and paintings. 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The city of Kecskemét lies in the central part of Hungary, half way between Budapest and Szeged, 86 kilometers from both of them, almost equal distance from the two big rivers of our country, the Danube and the Tisza. ... A more detailed map of Pyeongtaek Pyeongtaek is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. ...


Also, in April 1995, Aomori Airport became the first airport in the northern Tohoku region to offer regular international air service to Seoul, South Korea, and Khabarovsk, Russia.[1] Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Aomori Airport (青森空港) is an airport in Aomori, Aomori, Japan (IATA: AOJ, ICAO: RJSA). ... Seoul is the capital of South Korea and was, until 1945, the capital of all of Korea. ... Khabarovsk (Хабаровск) (population 582,700) is the capital city of the Khabarovsk Krai, Russia, some 30 km from the Chinese border. ...


In June, 2007, 4 North Korean defectors reached Aomori Prefecture, after having been at sea for 6 days, marking the second known case ever where defectors have successfully reached Japan by boat.[2] A number of individuals have defected from North Korea Different terms are in official and unofficial use in East Asian languages to refer to this group of refugees. ...


Geography

Map of Aomori Prefecture.
Map of Aomori Prefecture.

Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on Honshū and faces Hokkaidō across the Tsugaru Strait. It borders Akita and Iwate in the south. Oma, at the northwestern tip of the axe-shaped Shimokita Peninsula, is the northernmost point of Honshū. The Shimokita and Tsugaru Peninsulas enclose Mutsu Bay. Between those peninsulas lies the Natsudomari Peninsula, the northern end of the Ōu Mountains. The three peninsulas are prominently visible in the prefecture's symbol, a stylized map. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 593 pixelsFull resolution (1081 × 801 pixels, file size: 37 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of Aomori Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 593 pixelsFull resolution (1081 × 801 pixels, file size: 37 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of Aomori Prefecture, Japan. ... The term prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) indicates the office, seat, territorial circonscription of a Prefect. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...   literally North Sea Circuit, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is Japans second largest island and the largest of its 47 prefectural-level subdivisions. ... Tsugaru Peninsula and Tsugaru Strait Tsugaru Strait (津軽海峡 Tsugaru Kaikyō) is a channel between HonshÅ« and Hokkaidō in northern Japan connecting the Sea of Japan with the Pacific Ocean. ... Akita Prefecture ) is located in the Tōhoku Region of northern Japan. ... Iwate Prefecture (岩手県; Iwate-ken) is located in the Tohoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ... ÅŒma (大間町; -machi) is a town located in Shimokita District, Aomori, Japan. ... The Shimokita Peninsula (下北半島, Shimokita-hantō) is the remote northeastern cape of the Japanese island of Honshu, stretching out towards Hokkaido. ... The Shimokita Peninsula (下北半島, Shimokita-hantō) is the remote northeastern cape of the Japanese island of Honshu, stretching out towards Hokkaido. ... Landsat image of Tsugaru Peninsula The Tsugaru Peninsula (津軽半島, Tsugaru Hantō) is a peninsula in Aomori Prefecture, at the northern end of Honshu island, Japan. ... Mutsu Bay ) is a bay inside Aomori Prefecture, Japan. ... The ÅŒu Mountains ) are a mountain range in the Tōhoku region of HonshÅ«, Japan. ...


Lake Towada, a crater lake, straddles Aomori's boundary with Akita. Lake Towada Lake Towada Lake Towada ) is the largest caldera lake in the island of Honshu, Japan. ... Satellite image of Santorini. ...


Cities

Ten cities are located in Aomori Prefecture:

Aomori (Japanese: ; Aomori-shi) is the capital city of Aomori Prefecture (青森県; Aomori-ken), the north end of HonshÅ«. The city faces Mutsu Bay connecting Tsugaru Channel and the Hakkoda Mountains lie in the southern part of Aomori. ... Goshogawara (五所川原市; -shi) is a city located in Aomori in Tohoku region of Japan. ... Hachinohe (八戸市; -shi) is a city located in Aomori, Japan. ... Hirakawa (平川市; -shi) is a city located in Aomori Prefecture in the Tohoku region of Japan. ... Hirosaki (弘前市; -shi) is a city located in Aomori in Tohoku region of Japan. ... Kuroishi (黒石市; -shi lit. ... Miss Veedol Marker Misawa (三沢市; -shi) is a city located in Aomori Prefecture in Tohoku region of Japan. ... Mutsu (むつ市; -shi) is a city located in Aomori in Tohoku region of Japan. ... Towada (十和田市; -shi) is a city located in Aomori, Japan. ... Tsugaru (つがる市; -shi) is a city located in Aomori in Tohoku region of Japan. ...

Towns and villages

Osorezan, the Mountain of Dread, in Mutsu.
Hirosaki Castle, a reminder of the Edo period.
Hirosaki Castle, a reminder of the Edo period.

These are the towns and villages in each district. Osorezan across a lake Mutsu, Aomori Aomori Prefecture Tohoku region Honshu Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Osorezan across a lake Mutsu, Aomori Aomori Prefecture Tohoku region Honshu Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1062x1500, 474 KB) Summary Hirosaki Castle, Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Japan in 1987. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1062x1500, 474 KB) Summary Hirosaki Castle, Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Japan in 1987. ... The Edo period ), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1868. ... Lake Towada Towadako Aomori Prefecture Akita Prefecture Tohoku region Honshu Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Lake Towada Towadako Aomori Prefecture Akita Prefecture Tohoku region Honshu Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Lake Towada Lake Towada Lake Towada ) is the largest caldera lake in the island of Honshu, Japan. ... The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...

Higashitsugaru (東津軽郡; -gun) is a district located in Aomori, Japan. ... Hiranai (平内町; -machi) is a town located in Higashitsugaru District, Aomori, Japan. ... Imabetsu (今別町; -machi) is a town located in Higashitsugaru District, Aomori, Japan. ... Sotogahama (外ヶ浜町; -machi) is a town located in Higashitsugaru District, Aomori of Japan. ... Yomogita (蓬田村; -mura) is a village located in Higashitsugaru District, Aomori, Japan. ... Kamikita (上北郡; Kamikitagun) is a district located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. ... Noheji (野辺地町; Nohejimachi) is a town located in Kamikita District, Aomori, Japan. ... Oirase ) is a town located in Kamikita District, Aomori, Japan. ... Rokkasho (六ヶ所村; Rokkashomura) is a village located in Kamikita District, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. ... Rokunohe (六戸町; Rokunohemachi) is a town located in Kamikita District, Aomori, Japan. ... Shichinohe (七戸町; Shichinohemachi) is a town located in Kamikita District, Aomori, Japan. ... Categories: Towns in Aomori Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Categories: Towns in Aomori Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Kitatsugaru (北津軽郡; -gun) is a district located in Aomori, Japan. ... Itayanagi (板柳町; -machi) is a town located in Kitatsugaru District, Aomori, Japan. ... Tsuruta (鶴田町; -machi) is a town located in Kitatsugaru District, Aomori, Japan. ... Minamitsugaru (南津軽郡; -gun) is a district located in Aomori, Japan. ... Fujisaki (藤崎町; -machi) is a town located in Minamitsugaru District, Aomori, Japan. ... Inakadate (田舎館村; -mura) is a village located in Minamitsugaru District, Aomori, Japan. ... Ōwani (大鰐町; -machi) is a town located in Minamitsugaru District, Aomori, Japan. ... Nakatsugaru (中津軽郡; -gun) is a district located in Aomori, Japan. ... Nishimeya (西目屋村; -mura) is a village located in Nakatsugaru District, Aomori, Japan. ... Nishitsugaru (西津軽郡; -gun) is a district located in Aomori, Japan. ... Ajigasawa (鰺ヶ沢町; -machi) is a Japan. ... Fukaura (深浦町; -machi) is a town located in Nishitsugaru District, Aomori, Japan. ... Sannohe (三戸郡; -gun) is a district located in Aomori, Japan. ... Gonohe (五戸町; -machi) is a town located in Sannohe District, Aomori, Japan. ... Hashikami (階上町; -chou) is a town located in Sannohe District, Aomori, Japan. ... Categories: Towns in Aomori Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Sannohe (三戸町; -machi) is a town located in Sannohe District, Aomori, Japan. ... Crosses mark graves Sign explaining legend of grave of Christ Refreshment stand near grave Shingō (新郷村; -mura) is a village located in Sannohe District, Aomori, Japan. ... Takko (田子町; -machi) is a town located in Sannohe District, Aomori, Japan. ... Shimokita (下北郡; -gun) is a district located in Aomori, Japan. ... Higashidōri (東通村; -mura) is a village located in Shimokita District, Aomori, Japan. ... Kazamaura (風間浦村; -mura) is a village located in Shimokita District, Aomori, Japan. ... ÅŒma (大間町; -machi) is a town located in Shimokita District, Aomori, Japan. ... Sai (佐井村; -mura) is a village located in Shimokita District, Aomori, Japan. ...

Mergers

Main article: List of mergers in Aomori Prefecture

The following is a list of mergers that occurred in the 2000s in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. ...

Economy

Like much of Tōhoku, the Aomori region remains dominated by traditional industries such as farming, forestry, and fishing. Tohoku region, Japan The Tōhoku region (東北地方; Tōhoku-chihō) is a geographical area of Japan. ...


Demographics

Many young people depart Aomori for cities such as Tokyo or Sendai, looking for jobs and entertainment. Aomori records its population as having peaked in 1983. For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Sendai ) is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, and the largest city in the Tōhoku (northeast) region. ...


Culture

Tourism attractions

Monument to soldiers who perished in Hakkoda Mountains.
Monument to soldiers who perished in Hakkoda Mountains.

Aomori is especially famous for its apple orchards. Hakkoda Mountains Aomori, Aomori Aomori Prefecture Tohoku region Honshu Japan Imperial Japanese Army I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Hakkoda Mountains Aomori, Aomori Aomori Prefecture Tohoku region Honshu Japan Imperial Japanese Army I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... This article is about the fruit. ...


Lake Towada, a beautiful caldera, lies on the boundary between Akita and Aomori Prefectures. The Oirase river drains Lake Towada; in the summer it is refreshing and in the autumn the leaves are breathtaking. Lake Towada Lake Towada Lake Towada ) is the largest caldera lake in the island of Honshu, Japan. ... Satellite image of Santorini. ... Akita Prefecture ) is located in the Tōhoku Region of northern Japan. ... Oirase River The Oirase (奥入瀬川 -gawa) is a river in Aomori prefecture, Japan. ...


Mount Osore, the Mountain of Dread, is near Mutsu on the Shimokita Peninsula. Effigy of a child Mount Osore (恐山 Osorezan) is a region in the center of remote Shimokita Peninsula of Aomori Prefecture, Japan. ...


The Hakkoda Mountains in Aomori provide excellent hiking in the warmer seasons. However, the winter proved disastrous to over 200 soldiers who died during a military maneuver in the area in deep snow.

  • Asupamu
  • Hakkoda Ship
  • Aomori Bay Bridge
  • Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art
  • Aomori City Forestry Museum
  • Aomori Prefectural Folk Museum
  • Aomori City History and Folk Arts Museum
  • Nebuta-no-sato Museum
  • Mount Hakkoda
  • Oirase Mountain Stream
  • Sannai-Maruyama Remains
  • Shirakami-Sanchi

There is a localized Japanese legend that Jesus Christ did not die on the cross but made his way to Shingo, Aomori where he became a rice farmer, married, and had a family [3]. The legend owes its existence to a supposed 1930s discovery, "the discovery of what were claimed to be ancient Hebrew documents detailing Jesus' life and death in Japan" [4]; the local legend also posits that his grave is located in Aomori. the statue of Corporal Gotō Fusanosuke, who survived the military training at Hakkōda in 1902 The Hakkoda (八甲田山, Hakkōda-san) mountain range lies to the south of Aomori city in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. ... Oirase Mountain Stream The Oirase (奥入瀬川 -gawa) is a river in Aomori prefecture, Japan. ... Shirakami-Sanchi (白神山地) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in northern Honshu, Japan. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Crosses mark graves Sign explaining legend of grave of Christ Refreshment stand near grave Shingō (新郷村; -mura) is a village located in Sannohe District, Aomori, Japan. ...


Prefectural symbols

The Aomori prefectural symbol is a stylized map of the prefecture, showing the crown of Honshū: the Tsugaru, Natsudomari and Shimokita Peninsulas.


Miscellaneous topics

The two major dialects of Japanese spoken in Aomori Prefecture are Tsugaru-ben (津軽弁) and Nambu-ben (南部弁); the former is prevalent in the area around Aomori City, and the latter is heard in and around the city of Hachinohe. Hachinohe (八戸市; -shi) is a city located in Aomori, Japan. ...


Medias

TV

Aomori Broadcasting Corporation (RAB, 青森放送株式会社, Aomori Hōsō Kabushiki Gaisha) is a television and radio broadcaster in Aomori, Japan. ... Aomori Television Broadcasting Co. ... Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Co. ...

References

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:

Aomori prefecture travel guide from Wikitravel Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ...

  • (English) Official Aomori Prefecture homepage


Shadow picture of Aomori Prefecture Aomori Prefecture
Cities
Aomori (capital) | Goshogawara | Hachinohe | Hirakawa | Hirosaki | Kuroishi | Misawa | Mutsu | Towada | Tsugaru
Districts
Higashitsugaru | Kamikita | Kitatsugaru | Minamitsugaru | Nakatsugaru | Nishitsugaru | Sannohe | Shimokita
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit

Coordinates: 40°44′N, 140°53′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Aomori Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (751 words)
Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on Honshu and faces Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait.
Lake Towada, a crater lake, straddles Aomori's boundary with Akita.
The two major dialects of Japanese spoken in Aomori Prefecture are Tsugaru-ben (津軽弁) and Nambu-ben (南部弁); the former is prevalent in the area around Aomori City, and the latter is heard in and around the city of Hachinohe.
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