from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining or belonging to a prefecture.

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to or at the level of a prefecture

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  • adjective of or relating to a prefecture


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prefecture +‎ -al


  • In 2003, at the age of twenty-eight, she became the youngest person ever elected to the Osaka prefectural assembly the equivalent of a state congress.

    Kickboxing Geishas

  • Sumo takes place at the Osaka prefectural gymnasium, which is built by the people’s tax money, and the Governor’s award is also using the public tax money.

    Kickboxing Geishas

  • Yasushi Oohama, who coordinates moves from Fukushima for the Okinawa prefectural office, says his office has received over 250 inquiries about the package, which was first publicized on the Okinawa prefecture website in June, and that around 61 families have applied for the deal, with many slated to move in August.

    Okinawa Beckons to Nuclear Refugees

  • More Tepco Plans Compensation Payments Companies Vie for Plant-Closing Job Video : Japanese Farmers Forced to Dump Milk Video : Japanese Gym Holds Mud-Covered Memories "They don't see or feel our pain," he said, though adding the city will need all the government and prefectural aid it can get to address the widespread liquefaction damage.

    Quake Bogs Down a Tokyo Suburb

  • Fukushima prefectural officials traced the contamination to straw eaten by cattle raised in the region of the nuclear reactor—setting off a search for similar cases.

    Japan Halts Sale of Fukushima Beef

  • He said the prefectural office would provide support searching for an apartment and helping to find work.

    Okinawa Beckons to Nuclear Refugees

  • URAYASU, Japan—More than a month after the devastating earthquake hit northern Japan, hundreds of residents in an upscale bedroom community near Tokyo still don't have functioning plumbing, causing the city's mayor to lash out at the national and prefectural governments for not responding quickly enough.

    Quake Bogs Down a Tokyo Suburb

  • Both the national and prefectural governments have dragged their feet.

    Quake Bogs Down a Tokyo Suburb

  • This will violate both countries' laws on species conservation and ignore a referendum and local and prefectural elections in which all candidates have opposed the plan.

    Biodiversity: Boundless, priceless – and threatened | Editorial

  • Last week, members of the Shimane prefectural government unanimously agreed to submit a proposal to the Japanese government to file the territorial dispute with the International Court of Justice.

    Tokyo-Seoul Dispute Over Islands Escalates


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