Japanese Place Names

Japanese Place Names

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Japanese place names include names for geographic features, present and former administrative divisions, transportation facilities such as railroad stations, and historic sites in Japan. The article Japanese addressing system contains related information on postal addresses. Most place names are suffixed with its administrative division. These suffixes are often dropped in common usage when no ambiguation is likely. The suffixes are as follows: -ken for a prefecture; e.g., Yamanashi-ken. -to ("capital"), prefecture-level region name unique to the capital T ky -to. -fu ("office" or "area"), prefecture-level region named so for historical reasons. There are two: saka-fu and Ky to-fu. d, an "administrative circuit," a semi-archaic administrative division formerly widespread. Modern usage is limited to Hokkaido, but terms like T kaid (southern portion of eastern Japan) remains in common informal usage.show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134986852
  • 9786134986854