Yamaguchi prefecture

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Yamaguchi prefecture (山口県 Yamaguchi-ken) is an area of Japan located in the Chugoku region; it is the westernmost prefecture of Honshu island. Its population was 1,483,000 in 2006.[1]

Yamaguchi prefecture shares its name with its own capital city, Yamaguchi (山口市 Yamaguchi-shi).

Yamaguchi often experiences extreme weather conditions; in August 2009, for example, severe flooding due to heavy rain led to fatal landslides and mudslides.


  1. Japan Statistical Yearbook: 'Population by Prefecture 1920-2006'. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. .xls document.