Template talk:Regions and administrative divisions of Japan

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How is having the flag of Japan on the mediawiki being partisan?

Now, the "subdivisions of countries" mediawikis all have the flags of their respective countries.

WhisperToMe 01:52, 2 May 2004 (UTC)


There was a reason I changed those [ foo prefecture ] links to [ foo Prefecture ]... the link should match the article since the link will not be disabled on the appropriate page if it is going through a redirect. There are 2 options, change the template or MOVE the articles (an option that is unavailable to me). -- EmperorBMA|話す 16:26, 7 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Honshū not on the template?[edit]

Hello, don't you think Honshū (the biggest island) would deserve to appear on this template?

laug (talk) 14:12, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

This template is based on the official geographical division used by the government. Honshu is commonly subdivided into the five regions: Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kinki (Kansai) and Chugoku. Although Honshu is a single island, these regions have many differences, including the historical East/West or East/Central/West divide. So "Honshu" is too broad a category here.
As for the "Regions" part, I think we need subdivisions of Hokkaido, Tohoku, and Kanto mentioned in this article ja:日本の地域:
Hokkaido: Dōhoku (North), Dōtō (East), Dōō (Central) and Dōnan (South)
Tohoku: Kita-Tōhoku (North) and Minami-Tōhoku (South)
Kanto: Kita-Kantō (North) and Minami-Kantō (South)
Shinkansen Fan (talk) 07:39, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]