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Encyclopedia > City designated by government ordinance (Japan)
Administrative divisions of Japan
Prefectural level
Prefectures
(都道府県 todōfuken)
Subprefectural level
Subprefectures
(支庁 shichō)


Designated cities
(政令指定都市 seirei-shitei-toshi)

Japan is an island nation in East Asia comprised of a large stratovolcanic archipelago extending along the Pacific coast of Asia. ... The prefectures of Japan are the countrys 47 sub-national jurisdictions: one metropolis (都 to), Tokyo; one circuit (道 dō), Hokkaidō; two urban prefectures (府 fu), Osaka and Kyoto; and 43 other prefectures (県 ken). ... Some Japanese prefectures are divided into branch offices. ...


Districts
(郡 gun)
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. ...

Municipal level
Core cities
(中核市 chūkaku-shi)


Special cities
(特例市 tokurei-shi)
Japan has three levels of government: national, prefectural, and municipal. ... Core cities are cities of Japan designated by Article 252, Clause 22 and the first term of the Local Autonomy Law. ... Special Cities (特例市) of Japan are cities with populations of at least 200,000, and are delegated a subset of the functions delegated to core cities. ...


Cities
(市 shi)

A city ) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ...


Special wards (Tokyo)
(特別区 tokubetsu-ku)

The special wards of Tokyo are 23 municipalities that together make up the core and the most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ...


Wards
(区 ku)

A ku (区), translated as ward, is a district in a large Japanese city. ...


Towns
(町 chō, machi)

A town (町 chō) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ...


Villages
(村 son, mura)
A village (村 mura or son) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ...

A position of each city designated by government ordinance
A position of each city designated by government ordinance

A city designated by government ordinance (a designated city or Government Ordinance City (Japanese: 政令指定都市 seirei shitei toshi or 政令市 seirei shi)) is a Japanese city that has a population greater than 500,000; has important economic and industrial functions; and that is considered a "major city". The classification was created by the first clause of Article 252, Section 19 of the Local Autonomy Law of Japan. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 345 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (381 × 661 pixel, file size: 34 KB, MIME type: image/png) Government ordinance-designed major cities (政令指定都市), JAPAN File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 345 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (381 × 661 pixel, file size: 34 KB, MIME type: image/png) Government ordinance-designed major cities (政令指定都市), JAPAN File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed... A city ) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ... The Local Autonomy Law (地方自治法 Chihō-jichi-hō) of Japan was passed as Law No. ...


As of 2006, no cities that have been granted this status have later lost it.


Designated cities are delegated many of the functions normally performed by prefectural cities, making them almost on par with the prefectures themselves. Tokyo is notably absent from the list, as it is legally not a single city; instead, Tokyo is Japan's sole designated metropolis (都 to) and has full prefectural powers. The prefectures of Japan are the countrys 47 sub-national jurisdictions: one metropolis (都 to), Tokyo; one circuit (道 dō), Hokkaidō; two urban prefectures (府 fu), Osaka and Kyoto; and 43 other prefectures (県 ken). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Athens Auckland Bangkok Beirut Berlin Buenos Aires Calgary Chicago Denver Detroit Frankfurt am Main Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Karachi London Los Angeles Madrid Manila Melbourne Mexico City Miami Montreal Mumbai Moscow New York City Osaka Paris Santiago Seattle São Paulo Seoul Shanghai Singapore Sydney Tel Aviv Tokyo Toronto Vancouver...


List of designated cities

The list designated cities of Japan below is arranged by the date they were granted designation status.

Okayama is slated to become designated somewhere in the 2000s, due to the possible upcoming mergers. Kobe ) is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture and a prominent port city in Japan with a population of about 1. ... Kyoto )   is a city in the central part of the island of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... Nagoya ) is the fourth largest city in Japan. ... Osaka )   is a city in Japan, located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of HonshÅ«. The city is the capital of Osaka Prefecture. ... For a tire company, known by Yokohama Tyre, see Yokohama Rubber Company. ... Kitakyushu , literally North KyÅ«shÅ«) is a city located in Fukuoka prefecture, KyÅ«shÅ«, Japan. ... This page is about Fukuoka, Fukuoka (福岡市), a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... This article is about the Japanese city. ... Sapporo redirects here. ... For other uses, see Hiroshima (disambiguation). ... This April 2007 does not cite its references or sources. ... Chiba Hall Mayor {{{Mayor}}} Address 〒260-8722 1-1, Chiba-kou, Chuo-ku, Chiba Phone number 043-245-5111 Official website: Chiba City , Chiba (千葉市 Chiba-shi) is the capital city of Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ... Saitama ) is the capital and the most populous city of Saitama Prefecture in Japan. ... Shizuoka (静岡市; -shi) is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Sakai (堺市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Hamamatsu (浜松市) is a city located in western Shizuoka, Japan. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Okayama airport Okayama (岡山市; -shi) is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the ChÅ«goku region of Japan. ...


External links

  • (Japanese) Text of the Local Government Law

 
 

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