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Ibaraki Prefecture

Main City: Mito

Population: 2,918,000 people, ranking 11/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 6,095.58 km² [2]

Ishikawa Prefecture

Main City: Kanazawa

Population: 1,154,000 people, ranking 34/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 4,185 km2

Iwate Prefecture

Main City: Morioka

Population: 1,196,000 people, ranking 32/47 prefecture (2021)

Area: 15,275 km2

Kagawa Prefecture

Main City: Takamatsu

Population: 977,000 people, ranking 39/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 1,876 km2 [2]

Kagoshima Prefecture

Main City: Kagoshima

Population: 1,649,000 people, ranking 24/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 9,132 km2 [2]

Kansai

Kansai is an area that is located in the centre of Japan and has a huge market with a population of approximately 21.8 million and a Gross Regional Product of approximately $1,022 billion.

Kanto

With Tokyo located in it, the Kanto region is considered to be the main engine of Japan's economy.

Kochi Prefecture

Main City: Kochi

Population: 728,000 people, ranking 45/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 7,104 km2 [2]

Kumamoto Prefecture

Main City: Kumamoto

Population: 1,787,000 people, ranking 23/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 7,404 km2 [2]

Kyoto Prefecture

Main City: Kyoto

Population: 2,610,000 people, ranking 13/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 4,612 km² [2]

Kyushu & Okinawa

Thanks to their location, both Kyushu and Okinawa are strategic regions which allow Japan to connect with nearby Korea, China and the whole East Asia region in general. Proximity and historical ties combine to create an excellent business environment.

Mie Prefecture

Main City: Tsu

Population:  1,816,000 people, ranking 22/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 5,777 km2 [2]

Miyagi Prefecture

Main City: Sendai

Population: 2,290,000 people people, ranking 14/47 prefecture (2021)

Area: 7,282km2

Miyazaki Prefecture

Main City: Miyazaki

Population: 1,104,000 people ranking 36/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 7,735 km2 [2]

Nagano Prefecture

Main City: Nagano

Population: 2,100, 000 people, ranking 16/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 13,585 km2 [2]

Nagasaki Prefecture

Main City: Nagasaki

Population:  1,378,000 people, ranking 29/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 4,105 km2 [2]

Nara Prefecture

Main City: Nara

Population: 1,365,000 people, ranking 30/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 3,691 km2 [2]

Niigata Prefecture

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Main City: Niigata

Population: 2,305,000 people, ranking 15/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Oita Prefecture

Main City: Oita

Population: 1,167,000 people, ranking 33/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 6,339 km2 [2]

Okayama Prefecture

Main City: Okayama

Population: 1,922,000 people, ranking 20/47 (2015) [1]

Area: 7,112 km² [2]