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




25th largest of 47 prefectures
(as of October, 2019)


1,779,770 (as of October, 2019)
22nd most populated of 47 prefectures


Nominal: JPY 8.2272 trillion
Real: JPY 7.9701 trillion (both FY2017 estimate)


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


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

Number of visitors

42,605 (in thousands, 2018 estimate)

Administrative divisions

Mie Prefecture --- 14 cities, 15 towns

Official website

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

(As of August, 2020)