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Yamaguchi Prefecture

BASIC INFORMATION

Prefecture/City: Yamaguchi Prefecture
Capital/Prefecture: Yamaguchi City
Governor/Mayor: Tsugumasa Muraoka
Area: 6,114 square km (2,372 square miles)
Population: 1.41 million as of October 2013
Flower: Citron blossom
Tree: Japanese red pine
Bird: Hooded crane
Business & Industry:

A lot of companies in the heavy- and chemical-engineering industries are located in the prefecture. Especially on the southern coast facing the Seto Inland Sea, there are petrochemical complexes, and groups of factories for the chemical, steel and shipbuilding industries. In addition, there are car factories and precision component plants.

Tourism & Culture:

Akiyoshidai is an open-space limestone plateau. Beneath the plateau, there is Akiyoshido, a limestone cave. The magnificent view of the huge space shaped by illuminated ancient limestone rocks takes your breath away. Also, a stroll on Kintaikyo Bridge, a five arch-shaped span stretching about 200 meters, is fun.

Famous for:

Japan’s largest producer of globefish. Haedomari Port in Shimonoseki City, located at the western tip of the prefecture, deals with Japan’s largest volume of globefish.