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Administrative divisions of Japan
Regional level
Regions
(地方; Chihō)
Prefectural level
Prefectures
(都道府県; To-dō-fu-ken )
Subprefectural level
Subprefectures
(支庁; Shichō)
Designated Cities
(政令指定都市; Seirei-shitei-toshi)
Districts
(郡; Gun)
Municipal level
Core Cities
(中核市; Chūkaku-shi)
Special Cities
(特例市; Tokurei-shi)
Cities
(市; Shi)
Special Wards
(特別区; Tokubetsu-ku)
Wards
(区; Ku)
Towns
(町; Chō / Machi)
Villages

(村; Son / Mura) Japan is an island nation in East Asia comprised of a large stratovolcanic archipelago extending along the Pacific coast of Asia. ... 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... Map of the prefectures of Japan in ISO 3166-2:JP order. ... Hokkaido Prefecture have branch offices called 支庁 (shicho) in Japanese, which can be translated in English as subprefectures. ... 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. ... A district (郡; gun) was the administrative unit during the period from 1890 to 1923, which is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States, and was ranked at the level below prefecture and above city, town or village. ... 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. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... A ku (区), translated as ward, is a district in a large Japanese city. ... A town (町 chō) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ...

A village (村 mura or son) is a local administrative unit in Japan. Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state. ...


It is a local public body along with prefecture (ken or other equivalents), city (shi), and town (cho). Geographically, a village's extent is contained within a prefecture. Map of the prefectures of Japan in ISO 3166-2:JP order. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... A town (町 chō) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ... Map of the prefectures of Japan in ISO 3166-2:JP order. ...


It is larger than an actual settlement, being in actuality a subdivision of a rural district, districts are subdivided into towns and villages, with no overlap, and no uncovered area. A district (郡; gun) was the administrative unit during the period from 1890 to 1923, which is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States, and was ranked at the level below prefecture and above city, town or village. ... A town (町 chō) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ...


See also: Municipality of Japan, Japanese addressing system. This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... The Japanese addressing system is used to identify a specific location in Japan. ...


Prefectures without villages

(As of January 16, 2005) Map of the prefectures of Japan in ISO 3166-2:JP order. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Hyōgo Prefecture (兵庫県 Hyōgo-ken) is located in the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Hiroshima Prefecture (広島県 Hiroshima-ken) is located in the Chugoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Kagawa Prefecture (香川県; Kagawa-ken) is located on Shikoku island, Japan. ... Shiga Prefecture (滋賀県 Shiga-ken) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Kutsuki (朽木村; -mura) is a village located in Takashima District, Shiga, Japan. ... Takashima (高島町; -cho) is a town located in Takashima District, Shiga, Japan. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ehime Prefecture (愛媛県; Ehime-ken) is a prefecture in northwestern Shikoku, Japan. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Prefectures with only one village

(As of January 16, 2005) Jump to: navigation, search January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Village (Japan) (0 words)
A village (村 mura or son) is a local administrative unit in Japan.
Japan's nearest neighbors are the Philippine Islands on the south and North and South Korea and the Soviet Union on the northwest.
Japan's climate is similar to that of the eastern coast of the United States.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Municipality of Japan (0 words)
Generally, a village or town can be promoted to a city when its population increases above fifty thousand, and a city can (but need not) be demoted to a town or village when its population decreases below fifty thousand.
A city (市 shi) is a local public body in Japan, part of a prefecture (ken or other equivalents).
A municipality or "general-purpose district" (compare with: "special-purpose district") is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government.
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