Shin'etsu ( is a geographical region of Japan. 信越地方 Shin'etsu Chihō) [1 ]
The area encompasses the
old provinces of Shinano and Echigo. Though the name is a combination of those two provinces, the region also contains Sado Island from Sado Province. It is located in the modern-day prefectures of Nagano and Niigata.
Corporate usage [ edit ]
Shin-Etsu is used in the name of related multinational chemical companies. [2 ]
Shin'etsu Main Line is part of Japan Railways service running from Shinonoi Station in Nagano Prefecture to Niigata Station in Niigata Prefecture,. [3 ]
In 1926, the Shinetsu Electric Company diversified as Shin'etsu Nitrogenous Fertilizer.
See also [ edit ]
^ Hashimoto, Mitsuo. (1990). , p. 94, at Geology of Japan, p. 94. Google Books
^ Shin-Etsu Chemical, company's history; excerpt, "Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. began with the coming together of Nagano Prefecture's (Shinano-area) water and Niigata Prefecture's (Echigo-area) limestone.... The company's 'Shin' comes from Shinano and 'Etsu' is taken from Echigo."
^ Japan Railways, Shinetsu line; retrieved 2011-07-18
^ Molony, Barbara. (1990). , p. 137, at Technology and Investment: The Prewar Japanese Chemical Industry, p. 137. Google Books
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