中部地方Chubu

The Chūbu region (中部地方, Chūbu-chihō) is the central region of Honshū, Japan's main island. Chūbu has a population of 21,715,822 as of 2010. Chūbu, which means "central region", encompasses nine prefectures (ken): Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama, Yamanashi, and often Mie.

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