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A core ceety (中核市 Chūkakushi?) is a class or category o Japanese ceety. It is a local admeenistrative diveesion creatit bi the naitional govrenment.[1] Core ceeties are delegatit mony functions normally carried oot bi prefectural govrenments, but nae as mony as designatit ceeties. Tae become a candidate for core ceety status, a ceety must satisfy the followin condition:

  • A population greater than 300,000.

Application for designation is made bi a ceety wi the approval o baith the ceety an prefectural assemblies.

Leet o core ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 2012, 41 ceeties hae been designatit core ceeties:

Name Japanese Population (2012) Date o designation Region Prefectur
Akita 秋田 322,224 1997-04-01 Tōhoku Akita
Amagasaki 尼崎 451,353 2009-04-01 Kansai Hyōgo
Aomori 青森 297,348 2006-10-01 Tōhoku Aomori
Asahikawa 旭川 351,765 2000-04-01 Hokkaidō Hokkaidō
Fukuyama 福山 462,144 1998-04-01 Chūgoku Hiroshima
Funabashi 船橋 610,492 2003-04-01 Kantō Chiba
Gifu 岐阜 412,718 1996-04-01 Chūbu Gifu
Hakodate 函館 279,056 2005-10-01 Hokkaidō Hokkaidō
Higashiōsaka 東大阪 508,267 2005-04-01 Kansai Osaka
Himeji 姫路 536,218 1996-04-01 Kansai Hyōgo
Iwaki いわき 332,994 1999-04-01 Tōhoku Fukushima
Kagoshima 鹿児島 607,257 1996-04-01 Kyushu Kagoshima
Kashiwa 404,863 2008-04-01 Kantō Chiba
Kanazawa 金沢 462,796 1996-04-01 Chūbu Ishikawa
Kawagoe 川越 345,361 2003-04-01 Kantō Saitama
Kōchi 高知 342,568 1998-04-01 Shikoku Kōchi
Kōriyama 郡山 331,140 1997-04-01 Tōhoku Fukushima
Kurashiki 倉敷 477,086 2002-04-01 Chūgoku Okayama
Kurume 久留米 301,821 2008-04-01 Kyushu Fukuoka
Maebashi 前橋 338,481 2009-04-01 Kantō Gunma
Matsuyama 松山 516,823 2000-04-01 Shikoku Ehime
Miyazaki 宮崎 402,289 1998-04-01 Kyushu Miyazaki
Morioka 盛岡 299,734 2008-04-01 Tōhoku Iwate
Nagano 長野 380,581 1999-04-01 Chūbu Nagano
Nagasaki 長崎 440,911 1997-04-01 Kyushu Nagasaki
Naha 那覇 321,695 2013-04-01 Kyushu Okinawa Prefectur
Nara 奈良 365,421 2002-04-01 Kansai Nara
Nishinomiya 西宮 483,878 2008-04-01 Kansai Hyōgo
Ōita 大分 476,008 1997-04-01 Kyushu Ōita
Okazaki 岡崎 374,085 2003-04-01 Chūbu Aichi
Ōtsu 大津 339,469 2009-04-01 Kansai Shiga
Shimonoseki 下関 277,937 2005-10-01 Chūgoku Yamaguchi
Takamatsu 高松 420,356 1999-04-01 Shikoku Kagawa
Takasaki 高崎 371,820 2011-04-01 Kantō Gunma
Takatsuki 高槻 355,840 2003-04-01 Kansai Osaka
Toyama 富山 421,393 2005-04-01 Chūbu Toyama
Toyohashi 豊橋 375,804 1999-04-01 Chūbu Aichi
Toyonaka 豊中 390,457 2012-04-01 Kansai Osaka
Toyota 豊田 420,680 1998-04-01 Chūbu Aichi
Utsunomiya 宇都宮 513,722 1996-04-01 Kantō Tochigi
Wakayama 和歌山 368,684 1997-04-01 Kansai Wakayama
Yokosuka 横須賀 415,259 2001-04-01 Kantō Kanagawa

Umwhile core ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Name Japanese Date o designation Date o reclassification Region Prefectur
Hamamatsu 浜松 1996-04-01 2007-04-01 (Designatit ceety) Chūbu Shizuoka Prefectur
Kumamoto 熊本 1996-04-01 2012-04-01 (Designatit ceety) Kyushu Kumamoto
Niigata 新潟 1996-04-01 2007-04-01 (Designatit ceety) Chūbu Niigata Prefectur
Okayama 岡山 1996-04-01 2009-04-01 (Designatit ceety) Chūgoku Okayama Prefectur
Sagamihara 相模原 2003-04-01 2010-04-01 (Designatit ceety) Kantō Kanagawa Prefectur
Sakai 1996-04-01 2006-04-01 (Designatit ceety) Kansai Osaka Prefectur
Shizuoka 静岡 1996-04-01 2005-04-01 (Designatit ceety) Chūbu Shizuoka Prefectur

Scheduled tae become a core ceety[eedit | eedit soorce]

Name Japanese Scheduled date Region Prefectur
Yokkaichi 四日市 Undetermined Kansai Mie Prefectur
Ichinomiya 一宮 Undetermined Chūbu Aichi Prefectur

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Web-Japan.org, "Local self-government," p. 3; retrieved 2012-11-28.