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Kyushu region, Japan
Kyushu region, Japan

Kyushu (九州 kyūshū) is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands. It is considered the birthplace of the Japanese civilization. Its alternate ancient names include Kyūkoku (九国), Chinzei (鎮西), and Tsukushi-no-shima (筑紫島). The ancient region Saikaido consists of Kyushu and its surrounding islands. Small map of Kyushu region Map outline from public domain maps at http://aoki2. ... Saikaido is one of the main circuits of Tokugawa Japan. ...


Population: 14,779,000 (2003). Area: 35,640 km².

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Geography

The island is mountainous, and Japan's tallest active volcano, Mt Aso at 1,592 m, is on Kyushu. There are many other signs of tectonic activity, including numerous areas of hot springs. The most famous of these are in Beppu, on the east shore, and around Mt. Aso, in central Kyushu. The initialism ASO may refer to: the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra the American Symphony Orchestra the Amaury Sport Organisation This page expands a three-character combination which might be any or all of: an abbreviation, an acronym, an initialism, a word in English, or a word in... Beppu (別府市; -shi) is a city located in Oita, Japan. ...


The Kyushu region (九州地方, kyūshū-chihō) is a politically defined region that consists of seven prefectures on Kyushu, and Okinawa Prefecture to the south. 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). ... Okinawa blew up 5/26/06 6:00am NST This article is about the prefecture. ...

The largest city on the island by population is Fukuoka, Fukuoka, populated approximately 1.4 million people - a major business center with a major international airport as well as one of five stock exchanges in Japan. Kitakyushu, Fukuoka is also a designated city and major center for heavy industries, populated slightly less than a million. Kumamoto and Kagoshima are 3rd and 4th biggest, populated more than a half million. Nagasaki has one of the oldest international ports, which had been the only gateway to the foreign countries during the Edo Period, from mid 16th to mid 18th centuries. Fukuoka Prefecture ) is located on Kyushu Island, Japan. ... Kagoshima Prefecture (鹿児島県 Kagoshima-ken) is located on Kyushu island, Japan. ... Kumamoto Prefecture (熊本県; Kumamoto-ken) is located on Kyushu Island, Japan. ... Miyazaki Prefecture (Japanese: 宮崎県; Miyazaki-ken) is located on Kyushu 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. ... ÅŒita Prefecture (大分県; ÅŒita-ken) is located on Kyushu 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. ... 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... Kitakyushu (北九州市; Kitakyushu-shi), literally North Kyushu, is a city located in Fukuoka prefecture, Kyushu, 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. ... Kumamoto (熊本市; -shi) is the capital city city of Kumamoto Prefecture on Kyushu island of Japan. ... Kagoshima (鹿児島市; -shi) is the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture at the southwest tip of the Kyushu island of Japan. ... Megane-bashi (Spectacles Bridge) Nagasaki   listen? (長崎市; -shi, literally long peninsula) is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture located at the south-western coast of Kyushu, Japan. ...


Economy/Climate

Parts of Kyushu have a subtropical climate, particularly the Miyazaki and Kagoshima regions. Major agricultural products are rice, tea, tobacco, sweet potatoes, and soy; silk is also widely produced. The island is noted for various types of porcelain e.g. Arita, Imari, Satsuma and Karatsu. Heavy industry is concentrated in the north around Kitakyushu, Nagasaki, and Oita and includes chemicals and metal processing. Species Oryza glaberrima Oryza sativa Rice refers to two species (Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima) of grass, native to tropical and subtropical southeastern Asia and to Africa, which together provide more than one fifth of the calories consumed by humans[1]. Rice is an annual plant, growing to 1-1. ... Tea leaves in a gaiwan. ... Species Nicotiana acuminata Nicotiana alata Nicotiana attenuata Nicotiana benthamiana Nicotiana clevelandii Nicotiana excelsior Nicotiana forgetiana Nicotiana glauca Nicotiana glutinosa Nicotiana langsdorffii Nicotiana longiflora Nicotiana obtusifolia Nicotiana paniculata Nicotiana plumbagifolia Nicotiana quadrivalvis Nicotiana repanda Nicotiana rustica Nicotianasuaveolens Nicotiana sylvestris Nicotiana tabacum Nicotiana tomentosa Ref: ITIS 30562 as of August 26, 2005... Binomial name Ipomoea batatas Linnaeus The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a crop plant whose large, starchy, sweet-tasting tuberous roots are an important root vegetable. ... Binomial name Glycine max Soybeans (US) or soya beans (UK) (Glycine max) are a high-protein legume (Family Fabaceae) grown as food for both humans and livestock. ... Silk weaver Silk is a natural protein fiber that can be woven into textiles. ... A figurine made of porcelain For the indie band Fine China see Fine China. ...


Education

Major Universities and Colleges in Kyushu:

Kyushu University (九州大学 KyÅ«shÅ« Daigaku, abbreviated to 九大 KyÅ«dai) in Fukuoka City is one of Japans most prestigious national universities and the largest public university on the island of Kyushu. ... KIT Tobata campus front gate (Seimon) on a national holiday Kyushu Institute of Technology (九州工業大学 Kyushu Kougyou Daigaku) is one of the 89 national universities in Japan. ... The Kumamoto University is in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kagoshima University is a national university located in Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. ... University of the Ryukyus (琉球大学, RyÅ«kyÅ« Daigaku) was, until 2004, a state-run university located in the town of Nishihara on Okinawa Honto in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. ... The University of Kitakyushu (founded in 1946) is a public university in Kitakyushu. ... Fukuoka University is a private university in Fukuoka, Japan. ... Seinan Gakuin University (Japanese: 西南学院大学 Seinan Gakuin Daigaku) is a Christian university in Fukuoka, Japan. ... Kyushu Sangyo University (九州産業大学) was founded in 1960 in Fukuoka City, and currently has twenty departments and six graduate schools. ... Kurume University (Japanese: 久留米大学 Kurume Daigaku, abbreviated to 久大) is a private university. ...

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. ... Jiuzhou (Chinese: 九州; Pinyin: , literally The Nine Provinces) is a term used in ancient Chinese histories to refer to territorial divisions during the Xia and Shang dynasties, and has now come to symbolically represent China. ...

External links

A Brief Guide to Kyushu Dialect Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ...

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Japanese Paleolithic | Jomon period | Yayoi period | Yamato period | Nara period | Heian period | Kamakura period | Muromachi period | Azuchi-Momoyama period | Edo period | Meiji period | Taishō period | Shōwa period | Heisei | Economic history of Japan | History of education in Japan | Military history of Japan | Naval history of Japan

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Kyushu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (368 words)
Kyushu (九州 kyūshū) is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands.
The ancient region Saikaido consists of Kyushu and its surrounding islands.
The Kyushu region (九州地方, kyūshū-chihō) is a politically defined region that consists of seven prefectures on Kyushu, and Okinawa Prefecture to the south.
Kyushu (3590 words)
Kyushu is the source, the mountain spring from which the long river of Japanese civilization began.
The volcanic Kyushu Mountains, tall and rugged, stretch from the Bungo Straits in the northeast to Yatsushiro Bay on the west.
Kyushu was also the home port of Japanese pirates who roamed the Yellow Sea and the Pacific seeking plunder and, as a by-product, brought back news from abroad.
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