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Be wary of heavy snow that continues in the center of the Sea of ​​Japan side Beware of snow accumulation and road surface freezing on the Pacific side

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The Sea of ​​Japan side of northern and western Japan is expected to have heavy snow tonight, and eastern Japan tomorrow at dawn.

Due to the effects of the developed low pressure system and strong winter-type pressure distribution, tonight in northern and western Japan, tomorrow in eastern Japan ... → Continue reading

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Northern Japan

Northern Japan(Kitanihon, Kita Nippon)JapanIt is a word used when roughly divided and refers to the northern part of Japan. The antonym isSouthern Japan.

In general,HokkaidoとTohoku region[1][Annotation 1].Hokuriku region[Annotation 2][Annotation 3]May be included in northern Japan.


The estimated population in the region as of October 2018, 10 is approximately 1 million. Except for Miyagi prefecture and Hokkaido, the country is exposed to a severe population decline of 1404% every year, and it had a larger population than southern Japan (Kyushu Okinawa) until 1, but it has been reversed in 2015. In addition to the rapid population outflow, the country has the lowest birthrate and aging population, with 2016% fewer births and 1431% deaths compared to South Japan (25 million), which has almost the same population. There were many. In 8, the ratio of births to deaths reached 2019 times. The gap with southern Japan has widened further, with births 2.2% lower and deaths 26% higher.

In addition to the small number of young people, the total fertility rate is at the lowest level in Japan, and it is expected that the population will continue to decline for a long period of time. The National Institute of Population and Social Security Research estimates that the population in 2045 will be 1020 million (-7000% compared to 2015).

Prefecture namepopulationPopulation change rateNatural increase/decrease rateSocial change rate
Hokkaido528 (6000th)-0.65% (29th)-0.57% (34th)-0.07% (21th)
Aomori126 (3000th)-1.22% (46th)-0.78% (45th)-0.44% (46th)
Iwate124 (1000th)-1.12% (45th)-0.77% (43th)-0.35% (43th)
Miyagi231 (6000th)-0.33% (11th)-0.34% (11th)+0.01% (14th)
Akita98 (1000th)-1.47% (47th)-1.03% (47th)-0.44% (47th)
Yamagata109 (0000th)-1.04% (42th)-0.77% (43th)-0.27% (38th)
Fukushima186 (4000th)-0.99% (39th)-0.65% (36th)-0.34% (42th)
Northern Japan 7 prefectures1404 million 1000 people
全国1-0.21%-0.34%+ 0.13 %

Estimated October 2018, 10 (national ranking in parentheses)

Major companies bearing Northern Japan

Tohoku region and Hokuriku region (especiallyToyama) Is often used by companies that have a sales base.

otherBourbon(Niigata PrefectureKashiwazaki)But1989Until the current company name was changed to "North Japan Food Industry" (North Japan Confectionery), it was sometimes the official name.Jacks(Credit salesCompany: Founding and registration The head office is HokkaidoHakodate) Was formerly known as "North Japan Credit Sales".

Japanese Embassy in Northern Japan

Foreign embassies to JapanTokyo WardTherefore, some foreign countries will have foreign consulates in Japan or foreign consulates in Japan with jurisdiction over Hokkaido, Tohoku, and Hokuriku.Sapporo,Sendai cityOrNiigataIt is installed in. This item lists foreign consulates in Japan (excluding Honorary Consulates in Japan) and foreign consulates in Japan (excluding Honorary Consulates in Japan) established in each region of Hokkaido, Tohoku, and Hokuriku. The source is"Ministry of Foreign Affairs, List of Foreign Residents in Japan"(Asia(Northeast asia-Southeast Asia-South AsiaLimited to),North America,Latin America,Europe(Central AsiaandCaucasian countries), Oceania (Oceania),Middle East(West Asia),AfricaIt is divided into 7 pages and posted).

注 釈

  1. ^ Tohoku JapanEast JapanSynonymous with. In terms of geological structure, geology, and topography, it is often synonymous with northeastern Japan and eastern Japan.[2].
  2. ^ Northern countries are synonymous with Hokuriku and partially overlap with northern Japan[2]. "中 世After that, it was used until the Meiji periodJapanese archipelago OfSea of ​​JapanIn the northern part of the side, especiallyNiigataNorth[3].
  3. ^ Hokuriku RoadCountries of[4].



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East Japan

East Japan(Higashi Nippon, Higashi Nippon)JapanIs a term used to roughly divideto East MalaysiaPoint to half. The antonym isWest Japan.

範 囲

In generalHokkaido-Tohoku region-Kanto regionPoint to[Annotation 1][Annotation 2].

In a broad senseChubu regionIncluding[3], In a narrow sense, the Hokkaido and Tohoku regionsNorthern JapanClassified into[Annotation 3], Kanto region only or Kanto region and Chubu region.

In the field of geology,Fossa Magna OfItoigawa~Himekawa~Lake Aoki~Azumino~Shiojiri pass~Kamanashi River~(I.e.~Fuji RiverEast of East Japan[5][6][7] If there is a theoryItoigawa Shizuoka Structural LineThere is also a theory that the east is East Japan.

In the field of dialectsEast Japan dialect(Eastern dialect)Hokkaido dialect-Tohoku dialect-Kanto dialect-Tokai Higashiyama dialect OfNiigata-Nagano-Gifu-AichiPointing east[8].

From various cultural aspectsNiigata-Nagano-ShizuokaEast of each prefecture may be referred to as East Japan[9][10].

In the weather forecast, there are 4 classifications of Northern Japan, Eastern Japan, Western Japan, Okinawa and Amami,KantoKoshin-Hokuriku-Tokai(MieIncluding), HokkaidoTohokuIs considered to be Northern Japan[11].

In addition,KinkiTo the Kanto region,KinaiAgainstSouth Kanto,Western countryAgainstEastern country(Example:East Japan Broadcasting) May point to. Other than thatBiotaThere is[Annotation 4].

Of Aichi prefecture, which is located in the center of JapanWebsiteStates that "Aichi Prefecture is often geographically included in eastern Japan."[13].

East Japan at power frequency

The frequencies of AC power supplies in Eastern Japan are 50Hz and 60Hz. The boundary is ShizuokaFuji River,Yamanashi,GunmaAnd in NiigataItoigawaEast. For more information"Commercial power frequency#Japanese commercial power frequency"checking.


As of October 2018, 10, the total population (Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto region) was 1 million, accounting for 5740% of Japan's total population.

On the other hand, the total fertility rate is very low. In 2018, there was no prefecture in the Tohoku region in Hokkaido that exceeded Aichi prefecture, which occupies one of the three major metropolitan areas. According to the ranking by prefecture in 1, only Fukushima Prefecture (2018th place) is in the 25th place. Particularly in the lower 20th to 1th, Tokyo and its suburbs (Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama) and Hokkaido's Tohoku prefectures (Hokkaido, Miyagi, Akita) are concentrated.

Names of major companies and organizations bearing East Japan

Other East Japan

注 釈

  1. ^ It is a "generic term for Kanto, Tohoku, and Hokkaido."[1].
  2. ^ Normally, the three regions of Kanto, Tohoku, and Hokkaido are designated as East Japan.[2].
  3. ^ "Tohoku region/Hokkaido"[4].
  4. ^ For example, the group of chromosomes of the gerbilToyama-浜 松It is divided into east and west with a line[12].


  1. ^ "Concise Japanese Geographic Names Dictionary", December 1989, 12rd edition."East Japan" ① item.
  2. ^ Takashi Akiba "Land Japonica, Encyclopedia of Japanese Places" December 1996."East Japan" item.
  3. ^ "Kojien 5th Edition" October 1999."East Japan" item.
  4. ^ "Concise Japanese Geographic Names Dictionary", December 1989, 12rd edition."North Japan" item.
  5. ^ "Concise Japanese Geographic Names Dictionary", December 1989, 12rd edition."East Japan" ② item.
  6. ^ "Junior high school course of study commentary society”. As of May 2014, 7オ リ ジ ナ ルMore archives.2014/4/19Browse.Ministry of education. P52.
  7. ^ "Tokyo Gakugei University FY2010 Priority Research Development Report of "Primary School Social Studies" Education Program in Teacher Training Course”. As of May 2014, 4オ リ ジ ナ ルMore archives.2014/4/19Browse. Tokyo Gakugei University. P18.
  8. ^ Misao Tojo "Japanese dialectology" 1954.
  9. ^ "Concise Japanese Geographic Names Dictionary", December 1989, 12rd edition.③ item of “East Japan”.
  10. ^ Takashi Akiba "Land Japonica, Encyclopedia of Japanese Places" December 1996. East Japan section.
  11. ^ JMA region name
  12. ^ Hamashima Shoten editorial department "New Stage Biology Chart New Edition" November 2002."Chromosomal distribution map of the mouse," on page 189.
  13. ^ "Is Aichi Prefecture East Japan or West Japan? Q & A Aichi Prefecture”. As of May 2013, 7オ リ ジ ナ ルMore archives.2009/7/4Browse.
  14. ^ "Latest National Municipal Encyclopedia," June 2006."Asahi-Machi 2 Asahi Town" item.
  15. ^ "Posted the 23 University Entrance Examination Center Examination Notes”. As of May 2012, 10オ リ ジ ナ ルMore archives.2010/12/21Browse.


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