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― Designated cities
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Core cities of Japan (中核市 Chūkaku-shi?) is a defined class or category of Japanese cities. It is a local administrative division created by the national government. All core cities have a population greater than 300,000.

History

The core cities were created because of the Local Autonomy Law of Japan. Each city does many of the things normally done by prefectures.

List

Core cities were recognized starting in 1996. There are 40+ of these cities, including

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Administrative divisions of Japan
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