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

Seal




Area

13,783.90 km2
3rd largest out of 47 prefectures

Population

1,867,150 (as of April 2018)
Men: 923,710 Women: 943,440

GDP

Nominal: JPY 7,823.6 billion
Real: JPY 7,498.3 billion (both in FY2015)

Capital

Fukushima City

Geographic features

Located in the southernmost part of the Tohoku Region, within about 200 km from Tokyo. In terms of geography, climate, transportation and history, Fukushima Prefecture is composed of three parts: The “Coastal Region” situated between the Pacific Ocean and Abukuma Highlands. The “Central Region” situated between the Abukuma Highlands and the Ou Mountains (Both areas are on the side of the Pacific Ocean), and the “Aizu Region” on the side of the Sea of Japan, which is situated between the Ou Mountains and the Echigo Mountains.

Main industries

Manufacturing of the information-communication machinery and equipment; chemical industry; manufacturing of transportation equipment; etc (2014).

Symbols

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

Number of visitors

52,764,000 (2016)

Administrative divisions

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

Official website

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




Sources: Fukushima Prefecture; “2014 Preliminary Industrial Statistics,’” Minister’s Secretariat Research & Statistics Group, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

(As of May, 2018)