List of regions of Japan facts for kids

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Map of the regions of Japan. From north to south: Hokkaidō (red), Tōhoku (green), Kantō (blue), Chūbu (brown), Kansai (teal), Chūgoku (green-yellow), Shikoku (pink) and Kyūshū (yellow).

The Regions of Japan are traditional subdivisions of the nation. The regional divisions are used in many ways. These include maps, geography and weather reports. Regions are used as a basic framework for description and comparison.

Culture

In Japan, the traditional regions are cultural makers. For example, according to Kunio Kishida in 1940, "The correct tradition of Japanese culture exists today not within the culture of the center, which has developed under the influence of foreign culture; but rather within regional culture."

Japan's multi-decade "Comprehensive National Development Plan" emphasizes regions in serial studies of patterns of land use and regional society.

The names of many businesses incorporate a regional name.

List of regions

From north to south, the traditional regions include:

  • Chūbu region: It is in central Honshū. Mount Fuji is in this region. The largest city is Nagoya.
    • Hokuriku region is in northwestern Chūbu. The largest city in the region is Kanazawa.
    • Kōshin'etsu region is in northeastern Chūbu. Its largest city is Niigata.
    • Tōkai region is in southern Chūbu. Nagoya is its largest city.

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