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The Customer is God

It is often said that the customer is always right or even that the customer is king. The corresponding Japanese proverb says that the customer is God (in Japanese, “okyakusama wa kamisama desu”).

Tochigi Prefecture

TOCHIGI PREFECTURE

Main City: Utsunomiya

Population: 1,975,000 people, ranking 18/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 6,408.28 km² [2]

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Tohoku

TOHOKU

Among Tohoku’s trading partners, Asia and North America account for 73% of all exports from the region. The main trading partners in Asia are China and South Korea. As for imports, Tohoku’s main trading partner is Asia, which accounts for one-third of all imports to Tohoku, followed by the Middle East and Oceania. In Tohoku, the share of imports from Asia is low and that from Oceania is high compared with the rest of the country. The region is specialised in the electrical machinery and food industry sectors. [1]

Tokushima Prefecture

TOKUSHIMA PREFECTURE

Main City full name: Tokushima

Population: 756,000 people, ranking 44/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 4,144 km2 [2]

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Tokyo Metropolis

TOKYO METROPOLIS

Main City: Tokyo

Population: 13,514,000 people, ranking 1/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 2,187.66 km² [2]

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Tottori Prefecture

TOTTORI PREFECTURE

Main City: Tottori

Population: 574,000 people ranking 47/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 3,507 km2 [2]

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Toyama Prefecture



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Wakayama Prefecture

WAKAYAMA PREFECTURE

Main City: Wakayama

Population: 964,000 people, ranking 40/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 4,726 km2 [2]

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Yamagata Prefecture

YAMAGATA PREFECTURE

Main City: Yamagata

Population: 1,078,000 people, ranking 35/47 prefecture (2019)

Area: 9,325 km2

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Yamaguchi Prefecture

YAMAGUCHI PREFECTURE

Main City: Yamaguchi

Population: 1,405,000 people, ranking 27/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 6,110 km² [2]

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Yamanashi Prefecture

YAMANASHI PREFECTURE

Main City: Kofu

Population: 835,000 people ranking 41/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 4,465 km2 [2]

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