List of Japanese prefectures by Human Development Index

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This article presents a list of Japanese prefectures sorted by their Human Development Index. This data was taken from the 2007 paper "Gross National Happiness and Material Welfare in Bhutan and Japan" (Tashi Choden, Takayoshi Kusago, Kokoro Shirai, Centre for Bhutan Studies, Osaka University).

Rankings[edit]

Japan Human Development Index: 0.956 (8th overall)

Map of the prefectures of Japan with HDI displayed.
Rank Prefecture HDI - 1990 HDI - 1995 HDI - 2000
1 Tokyo 0.9296 0.9448 0.9667
2 Aichi 0.9115 0.9265 0.9460
3 Shiga 0.9080 0.9229 0.9426
4 Shizuoka 0.9056 0.9204 0.9402
5 Fukui 0.9027 0.9204 0.9401
6 Toyama 0.9031 0.9205 0.9392
7 Osaka 0.9003 0.9177 0.9390
8 Nagano 0.8980 0.9148 0.9365
9 Ishikawa 0.8991 0.9163 0.9364
10 Hiroshima 0.9032 0.9170 0.9361
11 Kyoto 0.8952 0.9123 0.9333
12 Mie 0.8934 0.9123 0.9329
13 Kanagawa 0.8996 0.9119 0.9324
14 Yamanishi 0.8944 0.9094 0.9319
15 Okayama 0.8992 0.9152 0.9316
16 Kagawa 0.8945 0.9122 0.9304
17 Gunma 0.8957 0.9117 0.9303
18 Tochigi 0.8955 0.9107 0.9294
19 Niigata 0.8921 0.9095 0.9290
20 Hyōgo 0.8950 0.9086 0.9290
21 Ōita 0.8891 0.9076 0.9285
22 Gifu 0.8921 0.9070 0.9263
23 Hokkaidō 0.8863 0.9068 0.9260
24 Ibaraki 0.8928 0.9080 0.9259
25 Yamaguchi 0.8924 0.9084 0.9258
26 Miyagi 0.8926 0.9071 0.9247
27 Fukushima 0.8880 0.9044 0.9241
28 Tottori 0.8887 0.9045 0.9239
29 Shimane 0.8858 0.9021 0.9231
30 Fukuoka 0.8896 0.9061 0.9228
31 Kumamoto 0.8872 0.9045 0.9225
32 Ehime 0.8862 0.9047 0.9221
33 Chiba 0.8868 0.9019 0.9219
34 Yamagata 0.8855 0.9014 0.9216
35 Saga 0.8810 0.9021 0.9189
36 Iwata 0.8792 0.8998 0.9186
37 Tokushima 0.8831 0.9005 0.9182
38 Nara 0.8794 0.8944 0.9169
39 Saitama 0.8811 0.8956 0.9166
40 Kōchi 0.8781 0.8964 0.9156
41 Wakayama 0.8770 0.8957 0.9155
42 Miyazaki 0.8780 0.8959 0.9148
43 Akita 0.8777 0.8951 0.9142
44 Nagasaki 0.8749 0.8949 0.9127
45 Kagoshima 0.8762 0.8938 0.9127
46 Okinawa 0.8810 0.8940 0.9111
47 Aomori 0.8698 0.8877 0.9065

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