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Encyclopedia > Nagasaki Prefecture
Nagasaki Prefecture (長崎県; Nagasaki-ken)
Map of Japan with Nagasaki highlighted
Capital Nagasaki
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Governor Genjiro Kaneko
Area 4,092.80 km² (37th)
 - % water 8.5%
Population (2000)
 - Population 1,516,536 (26th)
 - Density 371 /km²
Districts 4
Municipalities 23
ISO 3166-2 JP-42
Web site www.pref.nagasaki.jp/en/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Unzentsutsuji (Rhododendron serpyllifolium)
 - Tree Sawara (Chamaecyparis pisifera)
 - Bird Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
Symbol of Nagasaki Prefecture
Symbol of Nagasaki Prefecture
Oranda-zaka ("Dutch Slope") in Nagasaki
Oranda-zaka ("Dutch Slope") in Nagasaki
Castle in Shimabara
Castle in Shimabara
The island of Hirado boasts a fine castle
The island of Hirado boasts a fine castle

Nagasaki Prefecture (長崎県; Nagasaki-ken) is located on Kyushu island, Japan. The capital is the city of Nagasaki. Small map of Nagasaki prefecture Map outline from public domain maps at http://aoki2. ... 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. ... The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts: for example, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions... Kyushu region, Japan Kyūshū (九州) is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands. ... 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. ... 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 (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... This article is about the plant. ... Binomial name Chamaecyparis pisifera (Siebold & Zucc. ... Binomial name Aix galericulata (Linnaeus, 1758) The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. ... Prefectural symbol Nagasaki (source: ja. ... Nagasaki Oranda-zaka Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Nagasaki Oranda-zaka Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Shimabara Castle, Shimabara, Nagasaki, Japan I took this photo in around 1996. ... Shimabara Castle, Shimabara, Nagasaki, Japan I took this photo in around 1996. ... Hirado Castle, Hirado, Nagasaki, Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Hirado Castle, Hirado, Nagasaki, Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... 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. ... 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. ...

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History

Nagasaki Prefecture, an unification of former provinces of Hizen, Tsushima, and Iki, has had close ties with foreign civilization for centuries. Facing China and Korea, the region around Hirado was a traditional center for traders and pirates. The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Iki (壱岐国;, Iki no-kuni) was a province of Japan which occupied the entire area of Iki Island. ... Korea (한국, Hanguk, or 조선, Choson) is a civilization and geographical area situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia, bordering China to the northwest and Russia to the northeast, with Japan situated to the southeast across the Korea Strait. ... Categories: Cities in Nagasaki Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ...


During the 16th century, Catholic missionaries and traders from Portugal arrived and became active in Hirado and Nagasaki, which became a major center for foreign traders. The Christian belief in equality between men, however, did not comply with the political structure of Japan, and after being given free reign in Oda Nobunaga's period, the missionaries were forced out little by little, until finally, in the Tokugawa era, Christianity was banned under the Sakoku policy. After the prohibition of Christianity in the Edo period, foreign trade was restricted to Chinese and Dutch traders in Nagasaki, Dejima, but Kirishitan (Japanese Christian) worship continued underground. These Kakure Kirishitan (hidden Christians) were tried at every step, forced to step on fumi-e ("trample pictures"--images of the Holy Mother Mary and saints) to prove that they were non-Christian. And with the banishment of all Catholic missionaries, traders from Catholic countries were also forced out of the country. Along with them, their children, half Japanese and half European, were also forced to leave the country. The majority was sent to Jagatara (Jakarta) and are still remembered by the locals as the people who wrote the poignant letters which were smuggled across the sea to their homeland. Today, Nagasaki has a prominent Chinatown[1] and Catholic churches[2]. A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. ... EQUAL is a popular artificial sweetener Equal (sweetener) Equality can mean several things: Mathematical equality Social equality Racial equality Sexual equality Equality of outcome Equality, a town in Illinois See also Equity Egalitarianism Equals sign This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise... Oda Nobunaga Oda Nobunaga (織田 ä¿¡é•· (help· info), June 23, 1534 - June 21, 1582) was a major daimyo during the Sengoku period of Japanese history. ... 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. ... Sakoku (Japanese: 鎖国, literally country in chains) was the foreign relations policy of the Tokugawa shogunate, whereby nobody, whether foreign or Japanese, could enter or leave Japan on penalty of death. ... View of Dejima in Nagasaki Bay Scale model of Dutch trading post on display in Dejima (2003) Edo-era boundaries of Dejima island (outlined in red) within the modern city of Nagasaki. ... Kirishitan (吉利支丹, 切支丹) meant Christian(s) in Japanese and is today used as a historiographic term for Christians in Japan in the 16th and 17th centuries. ... Kakure Kirishitan (Japanese for Hidden Christian) is a modern term for a member of a sect of Japanese Roman Catholicism that went underground after the Shimabara Rebellion in the 1630s. ... A fumie (踏み絵) was a likeness of Jesus or Mary upon which the religious authorities of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan required suspected Christians to step in order to prove that they were not members of that outlawed religion. ... A missionary is a propagator of religion, often an evangelist or other representative of a religious community who works among those outside of that community. ... Motto: Jaya Raya (Indonesian): Prosper and Great Founded 22 June 1527 Governor Sutiyoso Area 661. ...


During the Meiji Restoration, Nagasaki and Sasebo became major ports for foreign trade, and eventually major naval bases and shipbuilding centers up to World War II. On August 9, 1945, a United States bomber dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, which was reconstructed after the war. The Meiji Restoration (Japanese: 明治維新, Meiji-ishin), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to a change in Japans political and social structure. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the epicenter. ...


Geography

Nagasaki borders Saga Prefecture on the east, and is otherwise surrounded by water, including Ariake Bay, the Tsushima Straits, and the East China Sea. It also includes a large number of islands such as Tsushima and Iki. Most of the prefecture is near the coast and there are a number of ports such as Nagasaki and the United States naval base at Sasebo. A reconstruction of a Yayoi period building at the Yoshinogari site Saga Prefecture (佐賀県; Saga-ken) is located on Kyushu island, Japan. ... The Tsushima Strait (対馬海峡) is a strait between the Korean Peninsula and Kyushu, the furthest west of the four largest islands in Japan. ... The East China Sea is a marginal sea and part of the Pacific Ocean. ... The Tsushima Islands are situated wholly in the Korea Strait, East and South-east of the Korean Peninsula and between the Japanese mainland due west of the Kanmon Strait which divides Honshu from Kyushu, and which also connects Korea / Tsushima straits to the Inland Sea. ... Iki Island (壱岐島) an island lying between the island of Kyushu and Tsushima in the Tsushima Strait. ... 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. ... Sasebo (佐世保市; -shi) is a city located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. ...


Subprefecture

Tsushima subprefecture is located in Nagasaki, Japan. ...

Cities

Nagoya(not to be confused with Nagoya, Aichi) was located in the prefecture before. Goto(五島市; -shi) is a city located at Goto-Retto Islands in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Nagasaki Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Iki (壱岐市; -shi) is a city located at Iki Island in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Isahaya (諫早市; -shi) is a city located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Matsuura (松浦市; -shi) is a city located in Nagasaki, 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. ... Ōmura (大村市; -shi) is a city located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Saikai (西海町; -chou) is a town located in Nishisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Sasebo (佐世保市; -shi) is a city located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. ... Shimabara Castle Feeding carp (nishikigoi) along the streets of Shimabara Shimabara (島原市; -shi) is a city located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Tsushima (対馬市; Tsushima-shi) is a city governed by Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. ... Nagoya (名護屋) was a city in what is today Saga prefecture. ... Nagoya Castle Nagoya (名古屋市; -shi) is the fourth largest (third largest metropolitan region) and the third most prosperous city in Japan. ... Aichi Prefecture (愛知県 Aichi-ken) is located in the Chubu region of Japan. ...


Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district. 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. ...

Higashisonogi (東彼杵郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Hasami (波佐見町; -chou) is a town located in Higashisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Higashisonogi (東彼杵町; -chou) is a town located in Higashisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Kawatana (川棚町; -chou) is a town located in Higashisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Kitamatsūra (北松浦郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Emukae (江迎町; -chou) is a town located in Kitamatsūra District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Odika (小値賀町; -chou) is a town located in Kitamatsuura District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Saza (佐々町; -chou) is a town located in Kitamatsūra District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Shikamachi (鹿町町; -chou) is a town located in Kitamatsūra District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... MinamimatsÅ«ra (南松浦郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Shinkamigotō (新上五島町; -chō) is a town located in MinamimatsÅ«ra District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Nishisonogi (西彼杵郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Nagayo (長与町; -chou) is a town located in Nishisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Togitsu (時津町; -chou) is a town located in Nishisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ...

Mergers

(as of March 31, 2006)

  • On August 1, 2004, the city of Fukue and the towns of Tomie, Tamanoura, Miiraku, Kishiku and Naru merged to form the city of Goto.
  • On August 1, 2004, the towns of Wakamatsu, Kamigoto, Shin'uonome, Arikawa and Narao merged to form the town of Shinkamigoto.

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Iki (壱岐市; -shi) is a city located at Iki Island in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Fukue (福江市; -shi) is a city located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Goto(五島市; -shi) is a city located at Goto-Retto Islands in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Shinkamigotō (新上五島町; -chō) is a town located in MinamimatsÅ«ra District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kōyagi (香焼町; -chou) is a municipality of Nagasaki City, 1972Japan. ... Ioujima (伊王島町; -chou) was a town located in Nishisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Takashima is the name of several places in Japan: In Nagasaki Prefecture: Takashima Town in Nishisonogi Takashima Town in Kitamatsūra District. ... Nomozaki (野母崎町; -chou) was a town located in Nishisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Sanwa (三和町; -chou) was a town located in Nishisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Sotome (外海町; -chou) is a town located in Nishisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Nishisonogi (西彼杵郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagasaki, 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. ... Isahaya (諫早市; -shi) is a city located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Tarami (多良見町; -chou) is a town located in Nishisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Moriyama (森山町; -chou) is a town located in Kitatakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Iimori (飯盛町; -chou) is a town located in Kitatakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Takaki (高来町; -chou) is a town located in Kitatakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Konagai (小長井町; -chou) is a town located in Kitatakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Isahaya (諫早市; -shi) is a city located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Kitatakaki (北高来郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Saikai (西海町; -chou) is a town located in Nishisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Seihi (西彼町; -chou) is a town located in Nishisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Sakito (崎戸町; -chou) is a town located in Nishisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Saikai (西海町; -chou) is a town located in Nishisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Yoshii (吉井町; Yoshii-chō) is a town located in Kitamatsuura District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Sechibaru (世知原町; -chou) is a town located in Kitamatsūra District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Sasebo (佐世保市; -shi) is a city located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. ... Ikitsuki (生月町; -chou) is a town located in Kitamatsūra District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Tabira (田平町; -chou) is a town located in KitamatsÅ«ra District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Kitamatsūra (北松浦郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Nagasaki Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Aino (愛野町; -machi) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Azuma (吾妻町; -chou) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Chidiwa (千々石町; -chou) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Kunimi (国見町; -chou) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Mizuho (瑞穂町; -chou) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Obama (小浜町; -chou) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Minamikushiyama (南串山町; -chou) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Minamitakaki (南高来郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ariake (有明町; -chou) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Minamitakaki (南高来郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Shimabara Castle Feeding carp (nishikigoi) along the streets of Shimabara Shimabara (島原市; -shi) is a city located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Fukushima (福島町; -chou) is a town located in Kitamatsūra District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Takashima is the name of several places in Japan: In Nagasaki Prefecture: Takashima Town in Nishisonogi Takashima Town in Kitamatsūra District. ... Kitamatsūra (北松浦郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Matsuura (松浦市; -shi) is a city located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Kinkai (琴海町; -chou) is a town located in Nishisonogi District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Nishisonogi (西彼杵郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagasaki, 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. ... Kosaza (小佐々町; -chou) is a town located in Kitamatsūra District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Uku (宇久町; -machi) is a town located in Kitamatsūra District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Kitamatsūra (北松浦郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Sasebo (佐世保市; -shi) is a city located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. ... Minamitakaki (南高来郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Arie (有家町; -chou) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Fukae (深江町; -chou) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Futsu (布津町; -chou) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Kazusa (加津佐町; -machi) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Kitaarima (北有馬町; -chou) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Kuchinotsu (口之津町; -chou) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Minamiarima (南有馬町; -chou) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Nishiarie (西有家町; -chou) is a town located in Minamitakaki District, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Minamitakaki (南高来郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagasaki, Japan. ...

Economy

Culture

Religion

Nagasaki is the most christianized area in Japan. As of 2002, there are 68,617 Catholics in Nagasaki Prefecture, accounting for 4.52 percent of the total population of the prefecture.


Tourism

Sofukuji Obaku Zen temple in Nagasaki
Sofukuji Obaku Zen temple in Nagasaki

Sofukuji Obaku Zen Buddhist Temple Nagasaki Kyushu Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Sofukuji Obaku Zen Buddhist Temple Nagasaki Kyushu Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... The Urakami Cathedral, one of Nagasakis prominent landmarks, stands on a hill amid the rubble of a residential district east of ground zero. ... Thomas Blake Glover. ... Five-story pagoda at Kofukuji Grounds of Kofukuji Kōfuku-ji (Japanese: 興福寺) is a Buddhist temple in the city of Nara, in Nara Prefecture, Japan. ... Castle keep Another view Categories: Stub | Castles in Japan ... Mount Unzen (雲仙岳) is an active volcano near the city of Shimabara in Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. ... Categories: Stub | Castles in Japan ...

Prefectural symbols

External links

  • Official Nagasaki Prefecture homepage
  Nagasaki Prefecture Symbol of Nagasaki Prefecture
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Subprefecture
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Nagasaki Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (788 words)
Nagasaki Prefecture, an unification of former provinces of Hizen, Tsushima, and Iki, has had close ties with foreign civilization for centuries.
Nagasaki borders Saga Prefecture on the east, and is otherwise surrounded by water, including Ariake Bay, the Tsushima Straits, and the East China Sea.
Most of the prefecture is near the coast and there are a number of ports such as Nagasaki and the United States naval base at Sasebo.
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