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List of regions of Japan
The Regions of Japan are traditional subdivisions of the nation. The regional divisions are used in many ways. These include maps, geography and weather reports. Regions are used as a basic framework for description and comparison.
In Japan, the traditional regions are cultural makers. For example, according to Kunio Kishida in 1940, "The correct tradition of Japanese culture exists today not within the culture of the center, which has developed under the influence of foreign culture; but rather within regional culture."
List of regions
From north to south, the traditional regions include:
- Chūbu region: It is in central Honshū. Mount Fuji is in this region. The largest city is Nagoya.
- Shikoku region. The region covers all of the island of Shikoku. Matsuyama is the largest city in the region.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Geography" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 242.
- Tames, Richard. (2008). A Traveller's History of Japan, p. 264.
- Griffis, William Elliot. (1883). The Mikado's Empire, p. 87; excerpt, "...rarely spoke even of Kiushiu or Shikoku as names of islands, always using the names of the do or circuits ..."
- Brandt, Kim. Kingdom of Beauty: Mingei and the Politics of Folk Art in Imperial Japan, pp. 218-219.
- Shapira, Philip et al. (1994). Planning For Cities And Regions In Japan, p. 193, citing Research Institute of Construction and Economy. (1991). "Fig. 2-7. "Regional Vitalization and Construction Administration," White Paper on Construction; retrieved 2012-4-11.
- Nussbaum, "Hokkaidō" at p. 343.
- Nussbaum, "Tohoku" at p. 971.
- Nussbaum, "Kantō" at pp. 478-479.
- Nussbaum, "Chūbu" at p. 126.
- Nussbaum, "Hokuriku" at p. 344.
- Nussbaum, "Kansai" at p. 477.
- Nussbaum, "Kinki" at p. 522.
- Nussbaum, "Chūgoku" at p. 127.
- Nussbaum, "Shikoku" at p. 857.
- Nussbaum, "Kyūshū" at p. 588.
- Nussbaum, "Ryukyu Islands" at p. 801.
- Nussbaum, "Okinawa" at p. 747.
- Wigen, Karen. (1970). A Malleable Map: Geographies of Restoration in Central Japan, 1600-1912. Berkeley: University of California Press ISBN 9780520259188