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Encyclopedia > Shimane Prefecture
Shimane Prefecture (島根県 Shimane-ken)
Map of Japan with Shimane highlighted
Capital Matsue
Region Chugoku
Island Honshu
Governor Nobuyoshi Sumita
Area 6,707.29 km² (18th)
 - % water 2.7%
Population (October 1, 2000)
 - Population 761,503 (46th)
 - Density 114 /km²
Districts 8
Municipalities 23
ISO 3166-2 JP-32
Web site www.pref.shimane.jp/
section/kokusai/foreign/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Moutan peony (Paeonia suffruticosa)
 - Tree Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii)
 - Bird Whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus)
Symbol of Shimane Prefecture
Symbol of Shimane Prefecture

Shimane Prefecture (島根県 Shimane-ken?) is located in the Chugoku region on Honshu island, Japan. The capital is Matsue. The Oki Islands are part of Shimane Prefecture. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1397x1593, 77 KB) Summary Large size map of Japan with Shimane highlighted, self made but originally based on a japanese mapbook. ... Matsue (松江市 Matsue-shi) is the capital city of Shimane Prefecture in the Chugoku region of 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... 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. ... 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... 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. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... World map of the population density in 2006 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. ... Species See text The peony or paeony (Paeonia) is the sole genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. ... Species About 115. ... Binomial name Cygnus cygnus (Linnaeus, 1758) Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) is a large Northern Hemisphere swan. ... Shimane prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... 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. ... 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... Matsue (松江市 Matsue-shi) is the capital city of Shimane Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. ...

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History

Old provinces

Before the modern prefecture system was established, the land of Japan was divided into tens of Kuni (国, Countries). ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Izumo (Japanese: 出雲国; Izumo no kuni) was an old province of Japan which today consists of the eastern part of Shimane prefecture in the Chugoku region. ... Oki (隠岐国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan, which consisted of the Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan, located off the coast of the provinces of Izumo and Hoki. ...

Geography

Cities

8 cities are located on Shimane Prefecture.

Gōtsu (江津市; -shi) is a city located in Shimane, Japan. ... Hamada (浜田市; -shi) is a city located in Shimane, Japan. ... Izumo (出雲市; -shi) is a city located in Shimane, Japan. ... Masuda (益田市; -shi) is a city located in Shimane, Japan. ... Matsue (松江市 Matsue-shi) is the capital city of Shimane Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Shimane Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Yasugi (安来市; -shi) is a city located in Shimane, 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. ...

Hikawa (簸川郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Hikawa (斐川町; -cho) is a town located in Hikawa District, Shimane, Japan. ... Iishi (飯石郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Kanoashi (鹿足郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... An attractive old street in Tsuwano Tsuwano (津和野町; Tsuwano-cho) is a town located in Kanoashi District, Shimane prefecture, Japan. ... Nita (仁多郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Ōchi (邑智郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Kawamoto (川本町; -machi) is a town located in Ōchi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Oki (隠岐郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Ama (海士町; -cho) is a town located in Oki District, Japan. ... Chibu (知夫村; -mura) is a village located in Oki District, Shimane, Japan. ... Nishinoshima (西ノ島町; -cho) is a town located in Oki District, Shimane, Japan. ... Okinoshima (隠岐の島町; -chō) is a town located in Shimane, Japan. ... Yatsuka (八束郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Higashiizumo (東出雲町; -cho) is a town located in Yatsuka District, Shimane, Japan. ...

Mergers

October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saigo (西郷町; Saigō-chō) is a town located in Oki District, Shimane, Japan. ... Fuse (布施村; -mura) is a village located in Oki District, Shimane, Japan. ... Goka (五箇村; -mura) is a village located in Oki District, Shimane, Japan. ... Tsuma (都万村; -mura) is a village located in Oki District, Shimane, Japan. ... Oki (隠岐郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Okinoshima (隠岐の島町; -chō) is a town located in Shimane, Japan. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Iwami (石見町; -cho) is a town located in Ōchi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Mizuho (瑞穂町; -cho) is a town located in Ōchi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Hasumi (羽須美村; -mura) is a village located in Ōchi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Ōchi (邑智郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ochi (邑智町; -cho) is a town located in Ōchi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Daiwa (大和村; -mura) is a village located in Ōchi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Ōchi (邑智郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sakurae (桜江町; -cho) is a town located in Ōchi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Ōchi (邑智郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Gōtsu (江津市; -shi) is a city located in Shimane, Japan. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hakuta (伯太町; -cho) is a town located in Nogi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Hirose (広瀬町; -machi) is a town located in Nogi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Nogi (能義郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Yasugi (安来市; -shi) is a city located in Shimane, Japan. ... Nogi (能義郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Daito (大東町; -cho) is a town located in Ōhara District, Shimane, Japan. ... Kamo (加茂町; -machi) is a town located in Ōhara District, Shimane, Japan. ... Kisuki (木次町; -cho) is a town located in Ōhara District, Shimane, Japan. ... Ōhara (大原郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Kakeya (掛合町; -machi) is a town located in Iishi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Mitoya (三刀屋町; -cho) is a town located in Iishi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Yoshida (吉田村; -mura) is a village located in Iishi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Iishi (飯石郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Ōhara (大原郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Akagi (赤来町; -cho) is a town located in Iishi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Tonbara (頓原町; -cho) is a town located in Iishi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Iishi (飯石郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... 22 March is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hirata (平田市; -shi) is a city located in Shimane, Japan. ... Koryo (湖陵町; -cho) is a town located in Hikawa District, Shimane, Japan. ... Sada (佐田町; -cho) is a town located in Hikawa District, Shimane, Japan. ... Taisha (大社町; -machi) is a town located in Hikawa District, Shimane, Japan. ... Taki (多伎町; -cho) is a town located in Hikawa District, Shimane, Japan. ... Hikawa (簸川郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Izumo (出雲市; -shi) is a city located in Shimane, Japan. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nita (仁多町; -cho) is a town located in Nita District, Shimane, Japan. ... Yokota (横田町; -cho) is a town located in Nita District, Shimane, Japan. ... Nita (仁多郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kashima (鹿島町; -cho) is a town located in Yatsuka District, Shimane, Japan. ... Mihonoseki (美保関町; -cho) is a town located in Yatsuka District, Shimane, Japan. ... Categories: Towns in Shimane Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Shinji (宍道町; -cho) is a town located in Yatsuka District, Shimane, Japan. ... Tamayu (玉湯町; -cho) is a town located in Yatsuka District, Shimane, Japan. ... Yatsuka (八束町; -cho) is a town located in Yatsuka District, Shimane, Japan. ... Yakumo (八雲村; -mura) is a village located in Yatsuka District, Shimane, Japan. ... Yatsuka (八束郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Matsue (松江市 Matsue-shi) is the capital city of Shimane Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nichihara (日原町; -cho) is a town located in Kanoashi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Kanoashi (鹿足郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... An attractive old street in Tsuwano Tsuwano (津和野町; Tsuwano-cho) is a town located in Kanoashi District, Shimane prefecture, Japan. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kakinoki (柿木村; -mura) is a village located in Kanoashi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Muikaichi (六日市町; -cho) is a town located in Kanoashi District, Shimane, Japan. ... Kanoashi (鹿足郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nima (仁摩町; -cho) is a town located in Nima District, Shimane, Japan. ... Yunotsu (温泉津町; Yunotsu-machi) is a town located in Nima District, Shimane, Japan. ... Nima (邇摩郡; Nima-gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Shimane Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Nima (邇摩郡; Nima-gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Asahi (旭町; -cho) is a town located in Naka District, Japan. ... Kanagi (金城町; -cho) is a town located in Naka District, Shimane, Japan. ... Misumi (三隅町; -cho) is a town located in Naka District, Shimane, Japan. ... Yasaka (弥栄村; -mura) is a village located in Naka District, Shimane, Japan. ... Naka (那賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Hamada (浜田市; -shi) is a city located in Shimane, Japan. ... Naka (那賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ...

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Universities in Shimane Prefecture

  • Shimane University (National university) [1]
  • The University of Shimane (Prefectural university) [2]

Tourism

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

See also

Lafcadio Hearn, aka Koizumi Yakumo. ... The Liancourt Rocks are islets in the East Sea (Sea of Corea, Blue Sea). ...

External links

  • Official homepage of Shimane Prefecture
  • Shimane JET Programme participants homepage
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Gotsu | Hamada | Izumo | Masuda | Matsue (capital) | Oda | Unnan | Yasugi
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Coordinates: 35°13′N 132°40′E Image File history File links Shimane_Prefecture_shadow_picture. ... Shimane prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... Gōtsu (江津市; -shi) is a city located in Shimane, Japan. ... Hamada (浜田市; -shi) is a city located in Shimane, Japan. ... Izumo (出雲市; -shi) is a city located in Shimane, Japan. ... Masuda (益田市; -shi) is a city located in Shimane, Japan. ... Matsue (松江市 Matsue-shi) is the capital city of Shimane Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Shimane Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Yasugi (安来市; -shi) is a city located in Shimane, Japan. ... Hikawa (簸川郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Iishi (飯石郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Kanoashi (鹿足郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Mino (美濃郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Nita (仁多郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Ōchi (邑智郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Oki (隠岐郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Yatsuka (八束郡; -gun) is a district located in Shimane, Japan. ... Shimane Prefecture (島根県 Shimane-ken) is located in the Chugoku region on Honshu island, 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). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Aichi Prefecture ) is located in the Chubu 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 (千葉県 Chiba-ken) 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 (福井県 Fukui-ken) is located in the ChÅ«bu region on HonshÅ« island, Japan. ... Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県 Fukuoka-ken) 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 (鹿児島県 Kagoshima-ken) is located on Kyushu island, Japan. ... Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県; Kanagawa-ken) is a geographic and political area located in the Kanto region on Honshu island, 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 (新潟県; Niigata-ken) is located on Honshu island, 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 islands known as the RyÅ«kyÅ« Islands or RyÅ«kyÅ«s, in an island 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. ... 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 and includes the highly urbanized central area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... 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 (和歌山県; Wakayama-ken) 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. ... 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... For the dog breed, see Hokkaido (dog). ... Tohoku region, Japan The Tōhoku region (東北地方; Tōhoku-chihō) is a geographical area of Japan. ... Kantō region, Japan The Kantō region (Japanese: 関東地方, Kantō-chihō) is a geographical area of HonshÅ«, the largest island in Japan. ... Chubu region, Japan Mount Fuji is the ChÅ«bu regions most famous landmark. ... 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. ... The Kansai (Japanese: 関西) region of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方, Kinki-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 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. ... 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 (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 the Korea Strait from South Koreas Busan. ... 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. ... Kitakyushu (北九州市; Kitakyushu-shi), literally North Kyushu, is a city located in Fukuoka prefecture, Kyushu, Japan. ... Kobe ) is a city in Japan located on the island of Honshu. ... 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The military history of Japan is characterized by a long period of feudal wars, followed by domestic stability, and then foreign conquest. ... The naval history of Japan traces back to early interactions with states on the Asian continent at the beginning of the medieval period, and reached a peak of activity during the 16th and 17th century at a time of cultural exchange with European powers during the Nanban trade period. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...


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Shimane Prefecture (島根県 Shimane-ken) is located in the Chugoku region on Honshu island, Japan.
On January 31, 2005, the towns of Nita and Yokota from Nita District merged to form the new town of Okuizumo.
On March 31, 2005, the towns of Kashima, Mihonoseki, Shimane, Shinji, Tamayu and Yatsuka and the village of Yakumo (all from Yatsuka District) merged into the city of Matsue.
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Shimane borders on Tottori Prefecture to the east, Yamaguchi Prefecture to the west, Hiroshima Prefecture to the south beyond the Chugoku Mountains and faces the Sea of Japan to the north.
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