Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Fukushima Prefecture

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. Masao Uchibori, Governor
Assumed governorship of Fukushima Prefecture (second term) in November 2014

Location

Emblem




Area

13,783.90 km2 (2020)
3rd largest out of 47 prefectures

Population

1,829,644 (as of June 2020)
Male: 906,740 Female: 922,904

GDP

Nominal: JPY 8,063.7 billion
Real: JPY 7,744.6 billion (both in FY2017)

Capital

Fukushima City

Geographic features

Located in the southernmost part of the Tohoku Region, approximately 200 km from Tokyo. In terms of geography, climate, transportation and history, Fukushima Prefecture is composed of three parts: The Coastal Region (Hama-dori) situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Abukuma Mountains. The Central Region (Naka-dori) situated between the Abukuma Mountains and the Ou Mountain Range (an inland area), and the Aizu Region situated between the Ou Mountain Range and the Echigo Mountain Range.

Main industries

Information and communication electronics equipment manufacturing, Chemical and allied manufacturing, Transportation equipment manufacturing, etc. (2017)

Symbols

Prefectural tree: Zelkova
Prefectural flower: Alpine rose
Prefectural bird: Narcissus flycatcher

Number of visitors

56,336,000 (2018)

Administrative divisions

Basic structure of local governments /Relationship & Organizational Chart
Fukushima Prefecture --- (13 cities, 31 towns, 15 villages)

Official website

https://www.pref.fukushima.lg.jp/


Sources:Fukushima Prefecture; “Statistical Reports on the Land Area by Prefectures and Municipalities in Japan,” Geospatial Information Authority of Japan; “Census of Manufacture,” Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

(As of July, 2020)