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Japan Cities by Population


300 cities shown of 765 total Japan cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Tokyo 8,336,599
2. Yokohama-shi 3,574,443
3. Osaka-shi 2,592,413
4. Nagoya-shi 2,191,279
5. Sapporo-shi 1,883,027
6. Kobe-shi 1,528,478
7. Kyoto 1,459,640
8. Fukuoka-shi 1,392,289
9. Kawasaki 1,306,785
10. Saitama 1,193,350
11. Hiroshima-shi 1,143,841
12. Yono 1,077,730
13. Sendai-shi 1,037,562
14. Kitakyushu 997,536
15. Chiba-shi 919,729
16. Sakai 782,339
17. Shizuoka-shi 701,561
18. Nerima 686,237
19. Kumamoto-shi 680,423
20. Sagamihara 648,801
21. Okayama-shi 639,652
22. Hamamatsu 605,098
23. Hachioji 579,399
24. Funabashi 560,743
25. Kagoshima-shi 555,352
26. Niigata-shi 505,272
27. Himeji 481,493
28. Matsudo 470,277
29. Nishinomiya 468,925
30. Kawaguchi 468,565
31. Kanazawa-shi 458,937
32. Ichikawa 458,240
33. Utsunomiya-shi 449,865
34. Oita-shi 448,907
35. Matsuyama-shi 443,322
36. Amagasaki 442,173
37. Kurashiki 437,581
38. Yokosuka 428,992
39. Nagasaki-shi 410,204
40. Hirakata 406,331
41. Machida 399,969
42. Gifu-shi 397,714
43. Fujisawa 394,624
44. Toyonaka 384,459
45. Fukuyama 383,298
46. Toyohashi 378,374
47. Shimminatocho 375,339
48. Nara-shi 367,353
49. Toyota 362,383
50. Nagano-shi 360,176
51. Shinagawa-ku 360,000
52. Iwaki 357,309
53. Asahikawa 356,612
54. Takatsuki 354,468
55. Okazaki 352,361
56. Suita 351,630
57. Wakayama-shi 351,000
58. Koriyama 340,560
59. Kashiwa 340,221
60. Tokorozawa 339,435
61. Kawagoe 337,931
62. Kochi-shi 335,570
63. Takamatsu-shi 334,223
64. Akita-shi 325,837
65. Toyama-shi 325,532
66. Akita 320,069
67. Koshigaya 317,437
68. Miyazaki-shi 311,203
69. Naha-shi 300,795
70. Kasugai 298,589
71. Aomori-shi 298,394
72. Otsu-shi 298,164
73. Akashi 297,279
74. Yokkaichi 295,841
75. Morioka-shi 295,172
76. Fukushima-shi 294,237
77. Ichihara 283,531
78. Maebashi-shi 282,711
79. Ichinomiya 280,331
80. Hakodate 275,730
81. Ibaraki 273,992
82. Yao 273,213
83. Kakogawa 271,634
84. Tokushima-shi 267,345
85. Hiratsuka 259,052
86. Yamagata-shi 254,538
87. Fukui-shi 248,707
88. Mito-shi 246,538
89. Shimonoseki 245,786
90. Takasaki 240,857
91. Fuchu 240,081
92. Fuji 240,014
93. Hachinohe 239,046
94. Neyagawa 238,549
95. Kurume 238,197
96. Sasebo 237,444
97. Chigasaki 231,657
98. Soka 231,445
99. Atsugi 229,199
100. Minami-rinkan 224,015
101. Takarazuka 219,789
102. Ageo 219,401
103. Chofu 212,977
104. Matsumoto 210,667
105. Kasukabe 206,915
106. Kishiwada 205,561
107. Numazu 204,318
108. Joetsu 204,137
109. Odawara 203,035
110. Kure 196,624
111. Nagaoka 195,318
112. Nishi-Tokyo-shi 195,164
113. Itami 193,524
114. Uji 192,925
115. Suzuka 191,477
116. Kofu-shi 190,000
117. Izumi 189,085
118. Kodaira 187,368
119. Hitachi 186,307
120. Kushiro 183,612
121. Mitaka-shi 182,901
122. Sakura 182,549
123. Kami-renjaku 178,739
124. Anjo 178,402
125. Tsukuba 175,589
126. Hirosaki 174,972
127. Tomakomai 174,806
128. Hadano 174,281
129. Obihiro 173,890
130. Ube 173,733
131. Tachikawa 173,695
132. Hino 171,777
133. Takaoka 170,077
134. Kamakura 166,016
135. Saga-shi 165,236
136. Tsu-shi 163,461
137. Sayama 160,843
138. Kawanishi 160,520
139. Oyama 159,936
140. Ashikaga 159,671
141. Matsue-shi 156,811
142. Hitachi-Naka 156,811
143. Narashino 156,082
144. Nagareyama 156,000
145. Katsuta 155,968
146. Kumagaya 155,813
147. Tottori 154,098
148. Ota 152,104
149. Komaki 151,025
150. Ogaki 150,570
151. Higashimurayama-shi 150,556
152. Ome 149,323
153. Moriguchi 148,350
154. Yamaguchi-shi 145,515
155. Otaru 143,792
156. Urayasu 143,758
157. Yonago 141,368
158. Kariya 139,159
159. Musashino 137,479
160. Zama 134,671
161. Seto 134,246
162. Ebetsu 133,953
163. Tondabayashi 132,873
164. Fujieda 132,859
165. Sanda 132,858
166. Kakamigahara 132,241
167. Omuta 131,974
168. Abiko 131,771
169. Kadoma 131,727
170. Miyakonojo 130,994
171. Matsubara 130,855
172. Isesaki 130,692
173. Daito 129,521
174. Mino 129,127
175. Asaka 128,058
176. Kusatsu 127,680
177. Ueda 126,606
178. Okinawa 125,483
179. Beppu 125,065
180. Matsuzaka 124,613
181. Kashihara-shi 124,521
182. Niihama 123,059
183. Kisarazu 122,524
184. Nobeoka 121,949
185. Fujinomiya 121,515
186. Noda 121,411
187. Yaizu 121,057
188. Toyokawa 120,537
189. Toda 118,731
190. Kokubunji 118,682
191. Ikoma 117,601
192. Ishinomaki 117,233
193. Hofu 116,925
194. Handa 116,119
195. Koganei 115,967
196. Mishima 113,479
197. Kitami 113,137
198. Kuwana 113,107
199. Hikone 110,925
200. Kiryu 110,219
201. Komatsu 109,045
202. Iwatsuki 108,833
203. Tajimi 107,818
204. Iida 107,111
205. Fukaya 106,595
206. Kamagaya-shi 106,358
207. Yatsushiro 104,341
208. Iwakuni 104,004
209. Isehara 103,401
210. Nishio 103,337
211. Inazawa 102,130
212. Tokuyama 101,133
213. Narita 100,641
214. Sakata 100,446
215. Konan 100,389
216. Chikushino-shi 100,353
217. Tsuruoka 99,820
218. Ikeda 99,476
219. Iga 98,194
220. Isahaya 97,371
221. Mobara 97,315
222. Ise 97,314
223. Kameoka 97,181
224. Sakado 96,656
225. Muroran 96,197
226. Onojo 94,957
227. Kanuma 94,903
228. Yonezawa 94,486
229. Kitakami 93,854
230. Chitose 92,942
231. Kaizuka 92,632
232. Maizuru 92,465
233. Kimitsu 92,126
234. Ginowan 91,800
235. Onomichi 90,936
236. Omura 89,918
237. Tsuyama 89,717
238. Izumo 89,286
239. Ashiya 88,573
240. Iwata 88,509
241. Konosu 88,493
242. Nabari 88,128
243. Yotsukaido 86,701
244. Hamakita 86,502
245. Gyoda 86,343
246. Hanno 86,262
247. Kashiwazaki 86,183
248. Ryugasaki 85,761
249. Iwamizawa 85,107
250. Kakegawa 84,004
251. Gotemba 83,794
252. Yachimata 83,322
253. Katori-shi 83,181
254. Sanjo 82,893
255. Sano 82,535
256. Kanoya 82,335
257. Tochigi 82,133
258. Tanashi 82,112
259. Marugame 82,090
260. Yashio-shi 81,345
261. Tatebayashi 81,274
262. Shibata 80,793
263. Gamagori 80,786
264. Izumiotsu 80,772
265. Toride 80,716
266. Akiruno-shi 80,656
267. Mihara 80,387
268. Ushiku 80,020
269. Kashihara 79,058
270. Karatsu 78,330
271. Iizuka 78,206
272. Kunitachi 78,062
273. Obu 77,864
274. Komae 77,642
275. Wako 77,435
276. Hatsukaichi 77,341
277. Furukawa 76,312
278. Shimada 75,781
279. Takefu 75,753
280. Okegawa 75,062
281. Miki 74,701
282. Inuyama 73,995
283. Kuki 73,373
284. Sendai 73,132
285. Hanamaki 73,115
286. Yawata 71,656
287. Ito 71,578
288. Kazo 71,291
289. Yukuhashi 71,277
290. Tenri 71,052
291. Maebaru 70,339
292. Warabi 69,646
293. Tanabe 69,563
294. Omihachiman 69,189
295. Saku 68,885
296. Hekinan 68,872
297. Sukagawa 68,790
298. Fukuchiyama 68,735
299. Moriyama 68,584
300. Tsuruga 68,482



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Japan History

Archaeological research indicates that people were living on the islands of Japan as early as the Upper Paleolithic period. The first written mention of Japan begins with brief appearances in Chinese history texts from the first century A.D. Influence from the outside world followed by long periods of isolation has characterized Japan's history. Since adopting its constitution in 1947, Japan has maintained a unitary constitutional monarchy with an emperor and an elected parliament, the Diet.

A major economic power, Japan has the world's second largest economy by nominal GDP and the third largest in purchasing power parity. It is a member of the United Nations, G8, OECD and APEC, with the world's fifth largest defense budget. It is also the world's fourth largest exporter and sixth largest importer. It is a developed country with high living standards and a world leader in technology, machinery, and robotics.

The English word Japan is an exonym. The Japanese names for Japan are Nippon and Nihon. They are both written in Japanese using the kanji. The Japanese name Nippon is used for most official purposes, including on Japanese money, postage stamps, and for many international sporting events. Nihon is a more casual term and the most frequently used in contemporary speech.

Both Nippon and Nihon literally mean he sun's origin"" and are often translated as the Land of the Rising Sun. This nomenclature comes from Imperial correspondence with Chinese Sui Dynasty and refers to Japan's eastward position relative to China. Before Japan had relations with China, it was known as Yamato and Hi no moto, which means ""source of the sun""."

The English word for Japan came to the West from early trade routes. The early Mandarin or possibly Wu Chinese word for Japan was recorded by Marco Polo as Cipangu. In modern Shanghainese, a Wu dialect, the pronunciation of characters 'Japan' is Zeppen ; in Wu, the character has two pronunciations, informal and formal. The old Malay word for Japan, Jepang, was borrowed from a Chinese language, and this Malay word was encountered by Portuguese traders in Malacca in the 16th century. It is thought the Portuguese traders were the first to bring the word to Europe. It was first recorded in English in a 1565 letter spelled Giapan;.







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