10 Facts About Akita Prefecture


Akita Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tohoku region of Honshu.

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Akita Prefecture is bordered by Aomori Prefecture to the north, Iwate Prefecture to the east, Miyagi Prefecture to the southeast, and Yamagata Prefecture to the south.

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Akita Prefecture is located on the coast of the Sea of Japan and extends east to the Ou Mountains, the longest mountain range in Japan, at the border with Iwate Prefecture.

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Akita Prefecture formed the northern half of the historic Dewa Province with Yamagata Prefecture.

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Region of Akita Prefecture was created from the ancient provinces of Dewa and Mutsu.

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Akita Prefecture was a region of hunter-gatherers and principally nomadic tribes.

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Akita Prefecture has seen some of the most severe population decline in Japan: it is one of four prefectures in Japan registering declines in population since 1955.

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High rate of depopulation in Akita Prefecture has led smaller communities to merge with each other, which has affected the smallest of these merged communities.

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Akita Prefecture, ??, meaning autumn rice paddy, is famous for rice farming and its sake breweries.

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The women of the region, referred to as Akita Prefecture bijin, have gained widespread renown for their white skin, rounded faces and high voices, all of which are considered highly desirable.

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