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

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. Katsuyuki Ichimi, Governor
Assumed the governorship in September 2021 (first term) 




25th largest of 47 prefectures
(as of October, 2021)


1,770,254 (as of October, 2020)
Men:864,475 Women:905,779
22nd most populated of 47 prefectures


Nominal: JPY 8.2731 trillion
Real: JPY 8.3643 trillion (both FY2020)


Tsu City

Geographic features

 Located almost in the center of the Japanese archipelago on the Pacific Ocean side, the prefecture has an elongated land area of approximately 170 km from north to south and 10 km to 80 km from east to west. To the northwest are the mountains and ranges of Yoro, Suzuka, Kasagi, and Nunobiki, while the eastern part faces Ise Bay and the Kumano-nada Sea.

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

32,656 (in thousands, 2022)

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 March, 2024)