Municipalities in Japan facts for kids
Municipalities in Japan (市区町村 shikuchōson) are the local governments and sub-divisions of the island nation.
There are three main types of municipalities in Japan:
In 1878, the national government enacted the "Municipalities Formation Law", the "Prefectural Assemblies Act", and the "Local Tax Ordinance". Japan was organized into three levels of government:
- the national government of Japan
- the mid-level Prefectures of Japan
- the local municipality governments
After 1898, local officials were elected in municipal elections.
Since the 19th century, Japan has been divided into 47 prefectures; and each prefecture has many districts and municipalities.
In 1947, the "Local Autonomy Law" (LAL) further refined Japan's municipalities.
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