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Special cities (特例市 Tokureishi), also known as Special Case cities, is a defined class or category of Japanese cities. It is a local administrative division created by the national government. All special cities have a population greater than 200,000.

History

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

List

Special cities were recognized starting in 2000. There are 40+ of these cities, including

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Administrative divisions of Japan
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