In 1905 the islands were ‘incorporated’ into the Japanese Empire, when the Governor of Shimane prefecture stated that the islands were under the juristiction of the Shimane prefectural government.
But first an application has to be made to the local prefecture (police authority) with a mountain of paperwork involved.
These might look ordinary trees, but they are in fact a very special present from the governor of the Nara prefecture in Japan.
The Okinawa prefecture was in fact under direct U.S. military administration from 1945 to 1972, when it was handed over to the Japanese.
The AM signal is heard throughout the island prefecture - and beyond.
The prefecture will stop using workshops for industrial production, and settlers in the General Building of the General Zhang Aiping will be relocated.
Her inquiries included evidence being laid before the judge at first instance of correspondence between herself and appropriate medical authorities in the prefecture that included Salonika and her village and areas.
The island prefecture of Okinawa has the most centenarians per population, and the official attributed this to the subtropical climate.
Nagano Prefecture was brought into the limelight with the successful 1998 Winter Olympics which were held at various locations in the prefecture .
Takamatsu, in the prefecture of Kagawa, on the island of Shikoku, to the south of Japan is to noodle lovers what Mecca is to Muslims.