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

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. Eikei Suzuki, Governor
Assumed governorship of Mie Prefecture
(third term) in April 2011

Location

Seal



Area

5,774.41km2
25th largest of 47 prefectures
(as of October, 2017)

Population

1,798,886 (as of October, 2017)
22nd most populated of 47 prefectures

GDP

Nominal: JPY 8.2865 trillion
Real: JPY 7.9635 trillion (both FY2015 estimate)

Capital

Tsu City

Geographic features

Mie is situated in the center of the Japanese archipelago on the Pacific Ocean side. Mie is located on the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula and borders Nara Prefecture. Located between Nagoya, Osaka and Kyoto, Mie offers easy access to these cities and is just a 45 min high-speed boat ride away from the Chubu International Airport

Main industries

Transport machinery manufacturing; electronic components,
devices and circuitry; chemical manufacturing

Symbols

Prefectural tree: Jingu cedar
Prefectural flower: Japanese iris
Prefectural bird: Kentish plover
Prefectural beast: Antelope
Prefectural fish: Japanese spiny lobster

Number of visitors

41,892,000 (2016 estimate)

Administrative divisions

Mie Prefecture --- 14 cities, 15 towns

Official website

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


Sources: Outline of Mie Prefecture issued by Statistics Division, Mie Prefecture; Official website of Mie Prefecture

(As of May, 2019)