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Yamagata Prefecture

YAMAGATA PREFECTURE

Main City: Yamagata

Population: 1,123,000 people, ranking 35/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 6,652 km2 [2]

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Akita Prefecture

AKITA PREFECTURE

Main City: Akita

Population:  1,023,000 people ranking 38/47 (2015) [1]

Area:  11,612 km2 [2]

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Miyagi Prefecture

MIYAGI PREFECTURE

Main City: Sendai

Population: 2,334,000 people, ranking 14/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 7,285km2 [2]

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Iwate Prefecture

IWATE PREFECTURE

Main City: Morioka

Population: 1,280,000 people, ranking 32/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 15,278 km2 [2]

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Aomori Prefecture

AOMORI PREFECTURE

Main City: Aomori

Population: 1,309,000 people, ranking 31/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 9,606 km2 [2]

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Fukushima Prefecture

FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE

Main City: Fukushima

Population: 1,914,000 people, ranking 21/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 13,782 km2 [2]

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Kyushu & Okinawa

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.

Automotive and semiconductor industries are predominant in Kyushu while tourism and IT drive Okinawa's economy. [1][2]

Shikoku

SHIKOKU

The island of Shikoku is the smallest of Japan’s four main islands and accounts for 5% of the total land area of Japan.

Agriculture industries are well developed in the region and provide a gross domestic product that is higher than the average when compared to other areas of Japan.  

Chugoku

CHUGOKU

The Chugoku Region is located in the western part of Japan. It borders the regions of Kyushu, Shikoku and Kansai, making it a transportation hub for all of western Japan.
Infrastructure includes advanced airports and seaports which generate an active movement of people and goods from this region to other parts of Japan and overseas.

Kansai

KANSAI

Kansai is an area that is located in the center 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. The size of the economy is equivalent to that of South Korea (ranked 15th in the world). Kansai has international cities, such as Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe.

Kansai is one of the largest hubs for the development and production of energy-related industries such as lithium-ion batteries.

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