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The Kansai (Japanese: 関西) region of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方, Kinki-chihō), lies in the Southern-Central region of Japan's main island, Honshu. todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div...


The word ki (畿) in Kinki is also read in Japanese as miyako meaning capital. It stems from the fact that up until the Edo era Japan's capital was located in this region. In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... The Edo period (Japanese: 江戸時代, Edo-jidai), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1867. ...


The Kansai region includes the prefectures of Nara, Wakayama, Mie, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, and Shiga. The Kansai region is often compared (yet more often contrasted) with the Kantō region, which lies to the east and is comprised primarily of Tokyo and the surrounding area. The term prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) indicates the office, seat, territorial circonscription of a Prefect; consequentally, like that word, is its applied in English in relation to actual Prefects, whose title is just that (or the forms it takes in other, especially Romance, languages), in the broadest sense in... Nara Prefecture (奈良県; Nara-ken) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu Island, Japan. ... Wakayama Prefecture ) is part of the Kii Peninsula in the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Mie Prefecture (三重県; Mie-ken) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Kyōto Prefecture (京都府; Kyōto-fu) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Osaka Prefecture (大阪府 ÅŒsaka-fu) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Hyōgo Prefecture (兵庫県 Hyōgo-ken) is located in the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Shiga Prefecture from outer space. ... Kantō region, Japan The Kantō region (Japanese: 関東地方, Kantō-chihō) is a geographical area of HonshÅ«, the largest island in Japan. ... Tokyo , literally eastern capital) is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. ...


Whereas the Kanto region is symbolic of standardization throughout Japan (from the government to economics to the language), the Kansai region displays many more idiosyncrasies through the culture in Kyoto, the mercantilism of Osaka, the history of Nara, the internationality of Kobe, and the distinct dialect (Kansai-ben) heard through the seven prefectures. This page is about the city Kyoto. ... Osaka Castle (ÅŒsaka-jō) Location in Japan Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) Osaka railway station The Osaka Tower (TsÅ«tenkaku) Osaka City   listen? (大阪市; ÅŒsaka-shi) is the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... , Nara ) is the capital city of Nara Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan, near Kyoto. ... Port Tower at night For the basketball star Kobe Bryant go here. ... Kansai-ben (Japanese: 関西弁, -ben dialect) is a distinct group of related Japanese dialects found in the Kansai region of Japan. ...


The Kansai region is the mainstay of the counterculture to the Kanto region (Tokyo and Yokohama), and can be said to define the character of Western Japan. In sociology, counterculture is a term used to describe a cultural group whose values and norms run counter to those of the social mainstream of the day, the cultural equivalent of political opposition or swimming against the tide. ... Tokyo , literally eastern capital) is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. ... Yokohama City Hall Mayor Hiroshi Nakada Address 〒231-0017 Yokohama-shi, Naka-ku, Minato-cho 1-1 Phone number 045-671-2121 Official website: Yokohama City Yokohama (Japanese: 横浜市; -shi) is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. ...

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History

Kinai (畿内) is a historical region of Japan. Its name literally means "inside the capital." It consisted of the following five provinces: Yamato, Yamashiro, Kawachi, Settsu and Izumi. Before the modern prefecture system was established, the land of Japan was divided into tens of Kuni (国, Countries). ... Yamato (大和) is a province of Japan, which covers area of present Nara Prefecture. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Kawachi (河内国; -no kuni) was a province of Japan, which today composes the south-eastern part of Osaka Prefecture. ... Settsu province (摂津国, Settsu no kuni), Tsu province (津国, Tsu no kuni), or Sesshu (æ‘‚å·ž, SesshÅ«) was a province of Japan, which today comprises the eastern part of Hyogo Prefecture and the northern part of Osaka Prefecture. ... Izumi (和泉国; -no kuni) or Senshu (泉州 senshÅ«) was a province of Japan, which today composes the south-western part of Osaka Prefecture (not including the city of Osaka itself). ...


Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe belonged to Kinai, now Kinai means Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto (Keihanshin) area, the center of Kansai region. Ōsaka-Kōbe-Kyōto is the name of a metropolitan area that is centered around the cities of Osaka in the Osaka prefecture, Kobe in the Hyogo prefecture, and Kyoto in the Kyoto prefecture. ...


Kinki (近畿) literally stands for "the neighbourhood of the capital".


Kansai (関西) which literally means "west of the checkpoints", whose location moved eastward through the history. Multiple definitions of the area of Kinki and Kansai partially come from the ambiguity of the neighbourhood and relocation of the checkpoints. The term checkpoint may refer to: A place at which vehicles or pedestrians are stopped in order to enforce laws or security measures. ...


Dialect

The dialects of the people of the Kansai region have their own variations of pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar which are unique to the region. Kansai-ben is a term referring to the group of dialects spoken in Kansai. This dialect is especially strong in cities such as Osaka, Kyoto, and Otsu. The Kansai-ben group of dialects can be further subdivided into recognizable dialects such as Osaka-ben and Kyoto-ben. The Japanese language, in addition to to Standard Japanese (Hyōjungo, 標準語), which most closely resembles Tokyo speech, has dozens of regional dialects. ... Kansai-ben (Japanese: 関西弁, -ben dialect) is a distinct group of related Japanese dialects found in the Kansai region of Japan. ... , Ōtsu (Japanese: 大津市, Ōtsu-shi) is the capital city of Shiga, Japan. ...


Universities

  • Doshisha University (Private University)
  • Kansai University (Private University) [1]
  • Kansai Gaidai University (Private University)
  • Kinki University (Private University) [2]
  • Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Municipal University)
  • Kobe City College of Nursing (Municipal University)
  • Kobe University (National University)
  • Konan University (Private University) [3]
  • Kyoto City University of Arts (Municipal University)
  • Kyoto Institute of Technology (National University)
  • Kyoto Prefecture University (Prefectural University)
  • Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (Prefectural University)
  • Kyoto Sangyo University (Private University) [4]
  • Kyoto University (National University)
  • Kyoto University of Education (National University)
  • Kwansei Gakuin University (Private University) [5] (the name is a variant romanization of Kansai)
  • Marine Technical College (Governmental College)
  • Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology (Private University) Univ.-Website
  • Nara Medical University (Prefectural University)
  • Nara Prefectual University (Prefectural University)
  • Nara University of Education (National University)
  • Nara Women's University (National University)
  • Osaka Kyoiku University (National University)
  • Osaka University (National University)
  • Osaka University of Foreign Studies (National University) [6]
  • Osaka City University (Municipal University)
  • Osaka Prefecture University (Prefectural University) [7]
  • Ritsumeikan University (Private University)
  • Ryukoku University (Private University) [8]
  • Shiga University (National University)
  • Shiga University of Medical Science (National University)
  • University of Hyogo (Prefectural University) [9]
  • University of Shiga Prefecture (Prefectural University)
  • Wakayama Medical University (Prefectural University)
  • Wakayama University (National University)

Doshisha University (同志社大学 Dōshisha Daigaku; abbreviated to 同大 Dōdai) is a private university in Kyoto, Japan. ... Kansai University (関西大学 Kansai Daigaku; abbreviated to KU and 関大 Kandai) is a private non-sectarian and coeducational university located in Suita, Osaka, Japan and in two other locations: Osaka City; and Takatsuki, Osaka . ... Main Entrance, Nakamiya campus Kansai Gaidai University (関西外国語大学 Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku) is located in Hirakata, Japan. ... Kinki University ), or Kindai ), is a private non-sectarian and coeducational university located in Higashiosaka, Osaka, Japan and in five other locations: Nara City; Osakasayama, Osaka; Uchita, Wakayama; Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima; and Iizuka, Fukuoka. ... Nursing is a discipline focused on assisting individuals, families and communities in attaining, re-attaining and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... Kobe University in Japan (神戸大学 Kobe Daigaku, abbreviated to 神大 Shindai) is one of the top-rating national universities. ... Overview Konan University is a university located on the slopes of Rokko Mountain in the Higashi-Nadaku ward of the city of Kobe, Japan. ... The Clocktower Kyoto University (Japanese: 京都大学, Kyōto Daigaku; abbreviated to 京大, Kyōdai) in Kyoto, Japan, is the second oldest university and one of leading research universities in the country, having a total of roughly 22,000 students. ... Kwansei Gakuin University ), colloquially abbreviated to KG ), is a private non-sectarian and coeducational university located in Nishinomiya, Sanda, and Osaka City, Japan. ... Osaka University (大阪大学 ÅŒsaka Daigaku; abbreviated to 阪大 Handai) is a public coeducational research university in Suita, Osaka, Japan. ... Osaka University of Foreign Studies (大阪外国語大学, ÅŒsaka Gaikokugo Daigaku; abbreviated to ÅŒsaka Gaidai (大阪外大) or Hangaidai (阪外大) or Daigaidai (大外大)) is a public coeducational research university in Minoh, Osaka, Japan. ... Osaka City University (大阪市立大学 ÅŒsaka Shiritsu Daigaku, in southern Osaka sometimes abbreviated to 市大 Ichidai or Shidai) is one of the municipal universities in Japan. ... Osaka Prefecture University (大阪府立大学 Ōsaka Furitsu Daigaku, in southern Osaka somtimes abbreviated to 府大 Fudai) is one of the largest public universities in Japan. ... Ritsumeikan University (立命館大学 Ritsumeikan Daigaku; abbreviated to Rits and 立命 Ritsumei) is a private university in Kyoto, Japan. ... The Wakayama University is a university located in Wakayama, Japan. ...

Airports

The region has three major airports:

There are three minor airports: Kansai International Airport )(IATA: KIX, ICAO: RJBB), is an international airport located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay, off the shore of Sennan district of Osaka, Japan. ... Osaka Castle (ÅŒsaka-jō) Location in Japan Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) Osaka railway station The Osaka Tower (TsÅ«tenkaku) Osaka City   listen? (大阪市; ÅŒsaka-shi) is the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... Osaka International Airport (Japanese 大阪国際空港, Ōsaka Kokusai Kūkō) (IATA airport code: ITM, ICAO airport code: RJOO) is the primary domestic airport for the Kansai region of Japan, including the major cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe. ... Itami (Japanese: 伊丹市; -shi) is a city located in Hyogo, Japan. ... Toyonaka (豊中市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Kobe Airport ) (IATA: UKB, ICAO: RJBE) is an airport on an artificial island just off the coast of Kobe, Japan. ... Port Tower at night For the basketball star Kobe Bryant go here. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Nanki-Shirahama Airport (南紀白浜空港 Nanki-Shirahama KÅ«kō) is in Shirahama, Nishimuro District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Shiraha beach, Shirahama, Wakayama-ken, Japan Shirahama (白浜町; -cho) is a town located in Nishimuro District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Tokyo International Airport ) (IATA: HND, ICAO: RJTT), located in Ota, Tokyo, Japan, is one of the main airports serving the Greater Tokyo Area. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... Lage von Toyooka Takeno Beach Toyooka (豊岡市; -shi) is a city located in the northern part of Hyogo, Japan. ... Yao Airport (八尾空港 Yao-kuko, ICAO airport code RJOY) is a general aviation airport in Yao, Osaka prefecture, Japan. ... Yao (八尾市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... General aviation (abbr. ...

See also

Japan is an island nation in East Asia comprised of a large stratovolcanic archipelago extending along the Pacific coast of Asia. ... Japan is informally divided into eight regions. ... A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος, dialektos) is a variety of a language used by people from a particular geographic area. ... Look up translate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: June 2004 in sports Deaths in June • 28 Anthony Buckeridge • 26 Naomi Shemer • 26 Yash Johar • 22 Bob Bemer • 22 Thomas Gold • 22 Francisco Ortiz Franco • 16 Thanom Kittikachorn • 10 Ray Charles • 5 Ronald Reagan... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Untranslatability. ... Provincial Map of Japan in the 8th Century AD Gokishichido lit. ...

External links

  • Kansai travel guide from Wikitravel
  • KansaiConnect Community for English speakers interested in the Kansai region.
  • KansaiSearch English search engine for the Kansai region.
Divisions of Japan Flag of Japan
Regions: Hokkaido | Tohoku | Kantō | Chūbu (Hokuriku - Koshinetsu - Tokai - Chukyo) | Kansai | Chugoku | Shikoku | Kyushu | Ryukyu
Prefectures: Aichi | Akita | Aomori | Chiba | Ehime | Fukui | Fukuoka | Fukushima | Gifu | Gunma | Hiroshima | Hokkaido | Hyogo | Ibaraki | Ishikawa | Iwate | Kagawa | Kagoshima | Kanagawa | Kochi | Kumamoto | Kyoto | Mie | Miyagi | Miyazaki | Nagano | Nagasaki | Nara | Niigata | Oita | Okayama | Okinawa | Osaka | Saga | Saitama | Shiga | Shimane | Shizuoka | Tochigi | Tokushima | Tokyo | Tottori | Toyama | Wakayama | Yamagata | Yamaguchi | Yamanashi
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23 wards of Tokyo | Chiba | Fukuoka | Hiroshima | Kawasaki | Kitakyushu | Kobe | Kyoto | Nagoya | Osaka | Saitama | Sakai | Sapporo | Sendai | Shizuoka | Yokohama

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Hokuriku region (北陸地方, literally North Land) is the region along the Sea of Japan within the Chubu region, the central region of Honshu, the main island of Japan. ... Kōshinetsu (甲信越) is a subregion of the Chubu region in Japan consisting of Yamanashi, Nagano and Niigata prefectures. ... Tōkai (東海) is a subregion of Chubu, Japan along the Pacific Ocean. ... Chukyo region (中京地方 ChÅ«kyō-chihō) lies in the middle of Japans main island, Honshu. ... Chugoku region, Japan The ChÅ«goku region (中国地方 ChÅ«goku-chihō) is the westernmost region of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. ... Shikoku (四国, four provinces) is the smallest and least populous (4,141,955 as of 2005) of the four main islands of Japan. ... Kyushu region, Japan Kyushu (九州 kyÅ«shÅ«) is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands. ... Location of Ryukyu Islands Ryukyuan flag The Ryukyu Islands (琉球列島 Ryukyu-rettō, formerly spelled Lewchew or Luchu) or Nansei Islands (南西諸島 Nansei-shotō southwest islands), are an island chain stretching southwestward from the island of Kyushu in Japan. ... 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). ... Aichi Prefecture ) is located in the ChÅ«bu region of Japan. ... Samurai house in Kakunodate Tazawako (Lake Tazawa) Akita Prefecture (秋田県; Akita-ken) is located in the Tōhoku Region of northern Japan. ... Aomori Prefecture (青森県 Aomoriken or frequently Aomori-ken) is located in the Tōhoku Region of Japan. ... Chiba Prefecture ) is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu Island, Japan. ... Ehime agency Ehime Prefecture (愛媛県; Ehime-ken) is a prefecture in northwestern Shikoku, Japan. ... Fukui Prefecture ) is located in the ChÅ«bu region on HonshÅ« island, Japan. ... Fukuoka Prefecture ) is located on Kyushu Island, Japan. ... Fukushima Prefecture (福島県 Fukushima-ken) is located in the Tohoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Gifu Prefecture (岐阜県 Gifu-ken), is located in the Chubu region of central Japan. ... Gunma Prefecture (or Gumma) (群馬県; Gunma-ken) is located in the Kanto region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Hiroshima Prefecture (広島県 Hiroshima-ken) is located in the Chugoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ... For the dog breed, see Hokkaido (dog). ... Hyōgo Prefecture (兵庫県 Hyōgo-ken) is located in the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県; Ibaraki-ken) is located in the Kanto region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Ishikawa Prefecture (石川県 Ishikawa-ken) is located in the Chubu region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Iwate Prefecture (岩手県; Iwate-ken) is located in the Tohoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Kagawa Prefecture (香川県; Kagawa-ken) is located on Shikoku island, Japan. ... Kagoshima Prefecture ) is located on Kyushu island, Japan. ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kanto region of Honshu, Japan. ... Kōchi Prefecture (高知県 Kōchi-ken) is located on the south coast of Shikoku, Japan. ... Kumamoto Prefecture (熊本県; Kumamoto-ken) is located on Kyushu Island, Japan. ... Kyōto Prefecture (京都府; Kyōto-fu) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Mie Prefecture (三重県; Mie-ken) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県; Miyagi-ken) is located in the Tōhoku Region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Miyazaki Prefecture (Japanese: 宮崎県; Miyazaki-ken) is located on Kyushu Island, Japan. ... Nagano Prefecture (長野県; Nagano-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ... Oranda-zaka (Dutch Slope) in Nagasaki Castle in Shimabara The island of Hirado boasts a fine castle Nagasaki Prefecture (長崎県; Nagasaki-ken) is located on Kyushu island, Japan. ... Nara Prefecture (奈良県; Nara-ken) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu Island, Japan. ... Niigata Prefecture ) is located on Honshu island on the coast of the Sea of Japan. ... ÅŒita Prefecture (大分県; ÅŒita-ken) is located on Kyushu Island, Japan. ... Okayama Prefecture (岡山県; Okayama-ken) is located in the Chugoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Okinawa Prefecture , Okinawan: Uchinā) is Japans southernmost prefecture, and consists of hundreds of the RyÅ«kyÅ« Islands in a chain over 1,000 km long, which extends southwest from KyÅ«shÅ« (the southwesternmost of Japans main four islands) to Taiwan. ... Osaka Prefecture (大阪府 ÅŒsaka-fu) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... A reconstruction of a Yayoi period building at the Yoshinogari site Saga Prefecture (佐賀県; Saga-ken) is located on Kyushu island, Japan. ... Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県; Saitama-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ... Shiga Prefecture from outer space. ... Shimane Prefecture ) is located in the Chugoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県; Shizuoka-ken) is located in the Chubu region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken) is a located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu, Japan. ... Tokushima Prefecture (徳島県 Tokushima-ken) is located on Shikoku island, Japan. ... Tokyo , literally eastern capital) is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. ... Tottori Prefecture (鳥取県; Tottori-ken) is located in the Chugoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Toyama Prefecture (富山県; Toyama-ken) is located in the Chubu region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Wakayama Prefecture ) is part of the Kii Peninsula in the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Yamagata Prefecture (山形県; Yamagata-ken) is located in the Tohoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Yamaguchi Prefecture (山口県 Yamaguchi-ken) is located in the Chugoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Yamanashi Prefecture (山梨県 Yamanashi-ken) is located in the Chubu region on Honshu island, Japan. ... A city designated by government ordinance, or Government Ordinance City (政令指定都市 seirei shitei toshi or 政令市 seirei shi) is a city of Japan that has a population greater than 500,000 and important economic and industrial functions, and that is considered a major city in Japan. ... The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... 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. ... Fukuoka City Hall Mayor Hirotaro Yamasaki Address 〒810-8620 Fukuoka-shi, Chuo-ku, Tenjin 1-8-1 Phone number 092-711-4111 Official website: Fukuoka City Fukuoka (福岡市; -shi) is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture and is situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu in Japan, across... Hiroshima City Hall Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba Address 〒730-8586 Hiroshima-shi, Naka-ku, Kokutaiji 1-6-34 Phone number 082-245-2111 Official website: Hiroshima City , // The city of Hiroshima ) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, the largest of... A symbol of Kawasaki-shi Temple at Kawasaki. ... 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Sendai ) is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, and the largest city in the Tōhoku (northeast) region. ... Shizuoka (静岡市; -shi) is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Yokohama City Hall Mayor Hiroshi Nakada Address 〒231-0017 Yokohama-shi, Naka-ku, Minato-cho 1-1 Phone number 045-671-2121 Official website: Yokohama City Yokohama (Japanese: 横浜市; -shi) is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. ... The Country Studies are works published by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress ( USA), freely available for use by researchers. ... The U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1789 by a constitutional convention, sets down the basic framework of American government in its seven articles. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


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Kansai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (570 words)
The Kansai region is often compared (yet more often contrasted) with the Kantō region, which lies to the east and is comprised primarily of Tokyo and the surrounding area.
Whereas the Kanto region is symbolic of standardization throughout Japan (from the government to economics to the language), the Kansai region displays many more idiosyncrasies through the culture in Kyoto, the mercantilism of Osaka, the history of Nara, the internationality of Kobe, and the distinct dialect (Kansai-ben) heard through the seven prefectures.
The dialects of the people of the Kansai region have their own variations of pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar which are unique to the region.
Kansai-ben - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2380 words)
Historically, nearly every village in the Kansai area had a style of speech which differed somewhat from its neighbors; it was once possible for well-travelled people to identify the particular area from which a speaker came.
However, despite the similarity with ze, the Kansai de does not carry nearly as heavy or rude a connotation, influenced by the lesser stress on formality and distance in the Kansai region.
The -haru conjugation of verbs, considered keigo throughout the rest of the Kansai region, is an essential form in casual speech in Kyoto.
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