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 (third term) in November 2014




13,784.39 km2(2023)
3rd largest out of 47 prefectures


1,761,853 (as of January 2024)
Male: 870,160 Female: 891,693


Nominal: JPY 7,828.6 billion
Real: JPY 7,689.5 billion (both in FY2020)


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

Chemical and allied manufacturing, Electronic parts, devices and electronic circuits manufacturing, Transportation equipment manufacturing, etc. (2021)



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

Number of visitors



Administrative divisions

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

Official website

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 March, 2024)