A guide to Japan's prefectures and major cities
|Area:||4,105 square km (1,585 square miles)|
|Population:||1.40 million as of October 2013|
|Flower:||Kyushu azalea, Common camellia|
|Tree:||Japanese hinoki cypress|
Business & Industry:
Some semiconductor and other precision component makers are located in the prefecture. Nagasaki has been strengthening the tourism industry in recent years, especially inviting Asian tourists. In the fisheries sector, a wide variety of fish are caught thanks to complicated shorelines (Japan’s second longest) with lots of bays and peninsulas.
Tourism & Culture:
Nagasaki is the place of origin of Christianity in Japan and churches are scattered all over the prefecture in memory of oppressed Christians. “Huis Ten Bosch,” a theme park resort, is another tourist spot, re-creating a whole Dutch town. If you love nature, the Unzen area is recommended.
The annual memorial ceremony to mourn those lost in the 1945 atomic bomb attack. Also famous for the memorial statue built in Nagasaki Peace Park, where the ceremony is held.