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

1,848,618 (as of April 2019)
Men: 914,978 Women: 933,640

GDP

Nominal: JPY 7,800.8 billion
Real: JPY 7,455.6 billion (both in FY2016)


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, Transportation equipment manufacturing, Chemical and allied manufacturing, etc. (2016).

Symbols

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

Number of visitors

54,494,000 (2017)

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

(As of May, 2019)