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Regions of Japan

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The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts: for example, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions use their home region as part of their name (Kinki Nippon Railway, Chugoku Bank, Tohoku University, etc.). While Japan has eight High Courts, their jurisdictions do not correspond to the eight regions below.

From north to south, they are:

Each contains several prefectures, except the Hokkaido region, which covers only Hokkaido Prefecture.

See also

es:Lista de regiones en Japn eo:Japanaj regionoj ja:日本の地域pt:Lista de regies do Japo

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