Japanese Vocabulary: Geography
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Japan is an archipel (a group of isles).
There are many small isles but Japan is known to be mainly composed by 4 large islands: Hokkaidou, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyuushuu.
Each of them is divided in a set of prefectures, except for Hokkaidou which has only one prefecture : HOKKAIDOU.
Beside Prefecture, there's also districts which compose main islands.
The shape of Japan looks like a curve. With a few of imagination, we can see the letter "J" with a top bar.
Summary: Japan is 4 main islands, 8 aeras and 47 prefectures.
Hokkaidou[edit | edit source]
Hokkaidou is a whole itself. Isle, prefecture and everything.
It means there is only Hokkaidou, nothing else.
Honshu[edit | edit source]
Hon, means main. Honshu Is the largest of four. Located between the south of Hokkaidou and the north of Kyuushuu.
Contrary to other islands, Honshu also got aeras which are : Touhoku, Kantou, Chuubu, Kansai and Chuugoku.
Is located in the deep east of Japan.
Tohoku prefectures[edit | edit source]
Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima.
Kantou prefectures[edit | edit source]
Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitam, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa.
Chuubu prefectures[edit | edit source]
Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Yamanashi, Nagano, Gifu, Shizuoka, Aichi.
Kansai prefectures[edit | edit source]
Mie, Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama.
Chuugoku prefectures[edit | edit source]
Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi
Shikoku[edit | edit source]
Shikoku is the smallest main island. It is located under the Chuugoku aera and between Kansai aera and Kyuushuu island.
It is composed of 4 prefectures.
Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, Kochi.
Kyuushuu[edit | edit source]
Is the south east of Japan.
Located is the very far west south, the most famous city is Nagasaki, known to has been hit by the A-Bomb at the end of WW2.
Okinawa[edit | edit source]
There is also another very famous Island called Okinawa which is attached to Kyuushuu.
Historic facts[edit | edit source]
- 1995 : Kobe got hit by an earthquake which made ...
- 2011 : The biggest earthquake ever happend in the region of Tohoku, distric of Sendai