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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Kansai.
See also changes related to Kansai, or pages that link to Kansai or to this page or whose text contains "Kansai".

Parent topics

  • Japan [r]: East Asian country of about 3,000 islands; one of the world's largest economies; population about 125,000,000. [e]
  • Honshu [r]: (本州 Honshuu) largest of the islands of Japan, divided into five regions and including the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima; population about 103,000,000. [e]

Subtopics

Prefectures

See also prefectures

  • Hyogo prefecture [r]: (兵庫県 Hyoogo-ken) area of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu island; population about 5,600,000. [e]
  • Kyoto prefecture [r]: (京都府 Kyooto-fu) area of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu island; population about 2,700,000. [e]
  • Mie prefecture [r]: (三重県 Mie-ken) area of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu island; population about 2,000,000. [e]
  • Nara prefecture [r]: (奈良県 Nara-ken) area of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu island; population about 1,500,000. [e]
  • Osaka prefecture [r]: (大阪府 Oosaka-fu) area of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu island; population about 9,000,000. [e]
  • Shiga prefecture [r]: (滋賀県 Shiga-ken) area of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu island; population about 1,500,000. [e]
  • Wakayama prefecture [r]: (和歌山県 Wakayama-ken) area of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu island; population about 1,100,000. [e]

Other prefectures sometimes placed in Kansai

  • Fukui prefecture [r]: (福井県 Fukui-ken) area of Japan located in the Chubu region of Honshu island; population about 819,000. [e]
  • Tokushima prefecture [r]: (徳島県 Tokushima-ken) area of Japan located on the island of Shikoku; population about 850,000. [e]

Notable cities and towns

  • Kyoto (city) [r]: The former capital and cultural center of Japan located in the central part of Honshu island. Is one of the country's largest cities with a population of 1,386,000. [e]
  • Osaka (city) [r]: Japanese city located in the Kansai region of Honshu island. [e]

  • Nara (city) [r]: Japanese located in the Kansai region of Honshu island, capital of Nara prefecture and the former capital of Japan (710-784). [e]
  • Ise [r]: (伊勢市 Ise-shi), Japanese city best-known for its Shinto shrines; population about 100,000. [e]

Other related topics

  • Tokai [r]: (東海地方 Tookai-chihoo) sub-region of central Japan including Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu and Mie prefectures; population about 15,000,000. [e]

Other regions of Honshu

  • Tohoku [r]: (東北地方 Toohoku-chihoo), northerly region of Japan on Honshu island, divided into six prefectures and including the cities of Sendai and Akita; population about 9,500,000. [e]
  • Kanto [r]: (関東地方 Kantoo-chihoo), region of Japan on Honshu island, divided into seven prefectures and including the capital, Tokyo; population about 41,650,000. [e]

  • Chubu [r]: (中部地方 Chuubu-chihoo), region of Japan on Honshu island, divided into nine prefectures and including the city of Nagoya and Mount Fuji; population about 21,700,000. [e]
  • Chugoku [r]: (中国地方 Chuugoku-chihoo), westerly region of Japan also known as San-in San-yo (山陰山陽地方 San-in San-yoo-chihoo) on Honshu island, divided into five prefectures and including the cities of Hiroshima and Okayama; population about 7,600,000. [e]