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Introduction

Norihisa Satake

  • NationJapan
  • Government NameAkita Prefecture
  • GovernorNorihisa Satake

Symbol

Emblem

Emblem

 

Tree

Tree

Akita-Japanese Cedar

Bird

Bird

Yamadori (Copper pheasant)

Flower

Flower

Butterbur

Fish

Fish

Sailfin sandfish

History

  • The name Akita is first described in the Nihon Shoki which contains records of the naval advancement led by Abe no Hirafu in 658.
  • Origins of the Current Local Government
    - The present day Akita Prefecture was born through the merging of Kameda, Yashima, Iwasaki, Honjo, and Akita prefectures with Gakasumi County of Esashi District by reorganization of administration in 1871.

Topographic Features

  • Akita Prefecture is located approximately 450km north of Tokyo on the east coast of Japan. Its total area is 11,637.52㎢ and the administrative district is divided into 13 cities, 9 towns, and 3 villages.
  • With Mount Okuvane at the center, Akita Prefecture is bordered by Iwate in the east, Yamagata and Miyagi in the south, Aomori in the north, and the East Sea in the west. Furthermore, located on the boundary of Aomori and Akita is the Lake Towada national park.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area: 11,637.52㎢
  • Location: 38°52–40°30N latitude and 139°41′–140°52E longitude
  • Climate: Average temperature 12.5℃, annual precipitation 1,795.5mm
Population
  • Population: 980,684 (October 2018, present)
  • Households: 389,302 (October 2018, present)
Cultural Events
  • February: Kamakura
  • April: Cherry Blossom Festival in Kakunodate
  • August: Akita Kantō, National Fireworks Contest
    (Omagari Fireworks Festival), Hanawabayashi
  • September: Onagori Festival
Cultural Heritage in Major Tourist Sites
  • Ōyu Stone Circles, Akita Dog Museum, Shirakami-Sanchi, Goriga rock, Mount Chōkai, Lake Tazawa, kakunodate, masuda town, Akinomiya spa.

Economic Status

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Economy
  • GRDP(nominal): ¥33,669bln(2015)
  • Per Capita Income: ¥2,420천엔(2015)
  • Fiscal Budget(Original Budget, 2018): ¥5,803bln
Industry
  • Industrial Structure(as of 2015)
  • Primary Industry: 2.8%
  • Secondary Industry: 21.9%
  • Tertiary Industry: 75.5%
Products
  • Agricultural & Livestock Products: rice, pork, beans, green onion
  • Industrial Products: electronic components · devices

Others

  • Contact:Service Department : International Division of Planning and Promotion Department
  • Address: 秋田県秋田市山王 4-1-1
  • Tel. : +81-18-860-1218
  • Fax. : +81-18-860-3874
  • Official Website : https://www.pref.akita.lg.jp/