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Core cities of Japan

class or category of Japanese city
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SapporoHakodateAsahikawaAomoriHachinoheMoriokaSendaiAkitaYamagataKōriyamaIwakiMitoTsukubaUtsunomiyaMaebashiTakasakiIsesakiŌtaSaitamaKawagoeKumagayaKawaguchiTokorozawaKasukabeSōkaKoshigayaChibaFunabashiKashiwaYokohamaKawasakiYokosukaHiratsukaOdawara, KanagawaChigasakiSagamiharaAtsugiYamatoNiigataNagaokaJōetsuToyamaKanazawaFukuiKōfuNaganoMatsumotoGifuShizuokaHamamatsuNumazuFujiNagoyaToyohashiOkazakiIchinomiyaKasugaiToyotaTsuYokkaichŌtsuKyotoOsakaSakaiKishiwadaToyonakaSuitaTakatsukiHirakataIbarakiYaoNeyagawaHigashiōsakaKobeHimejiAmagasakiAkashiNishinomiyaKakogawaTakarazukaNaraWakayamaTottoriOkayamaKurashikiHiroshimaKureFukuyamaShimonosekiTakamatsuMatsuyamaKōchiKitakyūshūFukuokaKurumeNagasakiSaseboKumamotoŌitaMiyazakiKagoshima
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Core cities of Japan (中核市, Chūkaku-shi) is a defined class or category of Japanese cities. It is a local administrative division created by the national government.[1] All core cities have a population greater than 300,000.[2]

HistoryEdit

The core cities were created because of the Local Autonomy Law of Japan. Each city does many of the things normally done by prefectures.[1]

ListEdit

Core cities were recognized starting in 1996.[3] There are 40+ of these cities,[1] including

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Web-Japan.org, "Local self-government," p. 3; retrieved 2012-11-28.
  2. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), "Country paper:Japan, Local Government Categories"; retrieved 2012-11-28.
  3. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, (2011); doi:10.1155/2011/692764; retrieved 2012-12-5.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 Jacobs, Table 2; retrieved 2012-12-5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Buhnik, Sophie. "From Shrinking Cities to Toshi no Shukushō: Identifying Patterns of Urban Shrinkage in the Osaka Metropolitan Area," Berkeley Planning Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1 (2001), p. 135 [PDF 4 of 24]; retrieved 2012-12-2.
  6. "Core city with population of 380000. Resource recovery and enlightenment business of Kashiwa city of Chiba Prefecture, Japan, through establishing "recycling plaza" with nickname "Ribbon-Kan building" arousing citizen's sympathy toward waste reduction," Journal of Solid & Liquid Wastes, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 38-43 (2006); retrieved 2012-12-2.
  7. "Kochi" at Triposo.com; excerpt, "... first core city on Shikoku"; retrieved 2012-12-5.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Inaba, Yushi. (2009). "Japan's New Local Industry Creation: Joint Entrepreneurship, p. 96.
  9. Hoshiko M. et al. "Assessing the validity of health impact assessment predictions regarding a Japanese city's transition to core city status: a monitoring review," Public Health 2012 Feb ; Vol. 126, No. 2, pp. 168-176; retrieved 2012-12-2.
  10. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; retrieved 2012-12-5.
  11. "Naha starts as regional hub city in Okinawa," Ryukyu Shimpo, 2 April 2013; retrieved 2013-4-17.
  12. City of Toyama, "About Toyama"; retrieved 2012-12-2.

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