16 Facts About Chiba Prefecture


Chiba Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kanto region of Honshu.

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Chiba Prefecture is located on Japan's eastern Pacific coast to the east of Tokyo, and is part of the Greater Tokyo Area, the most populous metropolitan area in the world.

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Chiba Prefecture is home to Narita International Airport, the Tokyo Disney Resort, and the Keiyo Industrial Zone.

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Compound word Keiyo, which refers to the Tokyo-Chiba Prefecture region, is formed from the second character in Tokyo, and the second character in Chiba Prefecture, which can be pronounced "kei" and "yo" respectively.

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Chiba Prefecture was settled in prehistoric times, as evidenced by the Jomon period remains in every part of the region.

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The Chiba Prefecture clan broke entirely with the imperial court and was instrumental in the establishment of the Kamakura shogunate.

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The Kuroshio Current flows near Chiba Prefecture, which keeps it relatively warm in winter and cooler in summer than neighbouring Tokyo.

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Chiba Prefecture has designated and maintains eight prefectural natural parks to protect both natural and cultural areas, namely the Inba Tega, Kasamori Tsurumai, Kujukuri, Mineokasankei, Otone, Takagoyama, Tomisan, and Yoro Keikoku Okukiyosumi Prefectural Natural Parks.

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Chiba Prefecture is 6th in Japan in industrial output with the bulk of the industry focused on the petroleum, chemical, and steel and machine industries.

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Chiba Prefecture leads the nation in the production of several vegetables, including carrots; cabbage; daikon radish; negi, the ubiquitous Japanese cultivar of the Welsh onion; loquat; nashi, the Japanese cultivar of the pear, which has a two hundred-year history of cultivation in the prefecture; tomatoes; and spinach It is the nation's second largest producer of corn.

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Chiba Prefecture has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.

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Chiba Prefecture is home to one national-level museum and several prefectural and local museums.

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Traditional diet of Chiba Prefecture is not fundamentally different than that of the rest of Japan.

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Chiba Prefecture produces prolific quantities of rice across all areas in the prefecture, vegetables in the northern area of the prefecture, and fish, seafood, and shellfish along the coastal areas of the prefecture.

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Futomaki in Chiba Prefecture often utilize various ingredients to form a pattern, such as a flower or a kanji character, when the roll is cut and served.

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Chiba Prefecture was reelected overwhelmingly to a second term as governor in the March 2013 election against only a Communist challenger and a minor, unaffiliated independent.

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