- Yamaguchi Prefecture
Infobox Prefecture Japan
Name = Yamaguchi
JapaneseName = 山口県
Rōmaji = Yamaguchi-ken
Symbol = PrefSymbol-Yamaguchi.png
Capital = Yamaguchi
Region = Chūgoku
TotalArea = 6,110.94
AreaRank = 22nd
PCWater = 2.6
PopDate = February 2006
Population = 1,490,072
PopRank = 25th
Density = 248
Districts = 5
Municipalities = 22
ISOCode = JP-35
Flower = Bitter summer mandarin blossom ("Citrus natsudaidai")
Tree = Red
pinetree ("Pinus densiflora")
Bird = Hooded
Website = [http://www.pref.yamaguchi.lg.jp/foreign/english/index.html www.pref.yamaguchi.lg.jp/foreign/
Sekinari Niinihongo|Yamaguchi Prefecture|山口県|"Yamaguchi-ken" is a prefecture of Japanlocated in the Chūgoku regionon Honshū island. The capital is the city of Yamaguchi located in the center of the Prefecture: The largest city, by contrast, is Shimonoseki.
Yamaguchi Prefecture was formerly divided into Nagato and Suō provinces. It was ruled by the
Mōri clandomain during the Sengokuperiod.
Towns and districts
One of the major attractions is the famous
Kintai Bridgein the town of Iwakuni. This five arced wooden structure is considered a symbol of Western Honshū. The area on the banks of the Nishiki river close to the bridge is considered among the best places in Japan for Hanami(花見, lit. "flower viewing"), when groups of family and friends gather in early April to view Cherry Blossom.
ShimonosekiPort International Terminal
Kanpu ferryto Pusanin South Korearegularly.
Orient ferryto Qingdaoin Chinaregularly.
Orient ferryto Shanghaiin Chinaregularly.
*Yamaguchi Ube Airport (Only for domestic flights)
Famous people from Yamaguchi
Kido Takayoshi, one of the two main architects of the Meiji Restoration
*Former Prime Minister
Shinzo Aberepresented first Yamaguchi's 1st then 4th district in the House of Representatives; his father represented Yamaguchi as well.
Atsushi Tamuraof the comic duo London Boots Ichi-go Ni-gois from Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi.
Teruzane Utadamusic producer, manager and father of Utada Hikaruis from somewhere in Yamaguchi Prefecture, as mentioned on the latter's blog.
Michishige Sayumi, a Japanese idol who is one of the 6th generation members of Japanese idol group Morning Musumewas also born in Yamaguchi.
Raizo Tanaka, a Japanese rear admiral during World War II. Tanaka was the commander of the Midway invasion force and later made famous for his efforts to keep Japanese forces on Guadalcanal in supply with the "Tokyo Express."
*Karyu, guitarist of the band
D'espairsRayis from Yamaguchi. The band had a "homecoming" live there in 2007.
Harukichi Yamaguchi, founder of the Yamaguchi-gumi,born near Kobe but his entire family hailed from Yamaguchi.
Shintaro Abe, former MInister of Foreign Affairs and General Secretary of the LDP.
* [http://www.pref.yamaguchi.lg.jp/foreign/english/index.html Official Yamaguchi Prefecture homepage]
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