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A village (村, mura) is a local administrative unit in Japan.
It is a local public body along with prefecture (県, ken, or other equivalents), city (市, shi), and town (町, chō, sometimes machi). Geographically, a village's extent is contained within a prefecture.
It is larger than an actual settlement, being in actuality a subdivision of a rural district (郡, gun), which are subdivided into towns and villages with no overlap and no uncovered area.
As a result of mergers and elevation to higher statuses, the number of villages in Japan is decreasing.
Currently 13 prefectures no longer have any villages: Tochigi (since March 20, 2006), Fukui (since March 3, 2006), Ishikawa (since March 1, 2005), Shizuoka (since July 1, 2005), Hyōgo (since April 1, 1999), Mie (since November 1, 2005), Shiga (since January 1, 2005), Hiroshima (since November 5, 2004), Yamaguchi (since March 20, 2006), Ehime (since January 16, 2005), Kagawa (since April 1, 1999), Nagasaki (since October 1, 2005), Saga (since March 20, 2006).
The six villages in the Northern Territories dispute are not included in the list below.
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A city is a local administrative unit in Japan. Cities are ranked on the same level as towns and villages, with the difference that they are not a component of districts. Like other contemporary administrative units, they are defined by the Local Autonomy Law of 1947.
Ōzu is a Japanese city of about 43,000 inhabitants located in the southern half of Ehime Prefecture.
Japan has three levels of government: national, prefectural, and municipal. The nation is divided into 47 prefectures. Each prefecture consists of numerous municipalities, with 1,719 in total. There are four types of municipalities in Japan: cities, towns, villages and special wards. In Japanese, this system is known as shikuchōson (市区町村), where each kanji in the word represents one of the four types of municipalities. Some designated cities also have further administrative subdivisions, also known as wards. But, unlike the Special wards of Tokyo, these wards are not municipalities.
(Japan > Miyazaki Prefecture > Minaminaka District)
Onga is a district located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Tokyo City was a municipality in Japan and part of Tokyo-fu which existed from 1 May 1889 until its merger with its prefecture on 1 July 1943. The historical boundaries of Tokyo City are now occupied by the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo. The new merged government became what is now Tokyo, also known as the Tokyo Metropolis, or, ambiguously, Tokyo Prefecture.
Toyota is a district located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Currently the district has only the town of Ōsakikamijima.
Japan > Mie Prefecture > Kitamuro District
Japan - Mie Prefecture - Minamimuro District
(Japan > Shizuoka Prefecture > Fuji District)
Nakajō was a village located in Kamiminochi District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
Yuzawa is a town located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 July 2019, the town had an estimated population of 7,926, and a population density of 22.2 persons per km². The total area of the town was 357.29 square kilometres (137.95 sq mi). The town is famous for its hot springs.
Funahashi is a village located in Nakaniikawa District, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 June 2018, the village had an estimated population of 3,064 in 1044 households and a population density of 857 persons per km². The total area of the town was 3.47 square kilometres (1.34 sq mi), making it the smallest municipality in Japan in terms of area.
Kitakanbara is a district located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. As of July 1, 2019, the district has an estimated population of 14,025 with a density of 373 persons per km². The total area is 37.58 km².
Nitta was a town located in Nitta District, Gunma Prefecture, Japan.
Ryōzen is one of the five towns incorporated into Date City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, along with the former towns of Date, Hobara, Tsukidate, and Yanagawa. It was formerly an independent town located in Date District. As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 9,491 and a density of 108.68 persons per km². The total area is 87.33 km².
Ōkuma is a town located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. In 2010, the town had a population of 11,515. However, the town was totally evacuated in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and residents were permitted return during daylight hours from May 2013. In April 2019, parts of the town were deemed to have been successfully decontaminated, with residents allowed to return to these areas.
Uguisuzawa was a town located in Kurihara District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
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.
The bureaucratic administration of Japan is divided into three basic levels; national, prefectural, and municipal. Below the national government there are 47 prefectures, six of which are further subdivided into subprefectures to better service large geographical areas or remote islands. The municipalities are the lowest level of government; the twenty most-populated cities outside Tokyo Metropolis are known as designated cities and are subdivided into wards.