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The Gazetteer of Japan is prepared by the Government of Japan(the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, and the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department of the Japan Coast Guard), based on the resolution of the United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names.

The Gazetteer is a comprehensive compilation of standardized geographical names of features in Japan including municipalities, residential areas, natural features and undersea features.

It records roughly 3,900 geographical names including 6 items: Grid Square Code, Japanese spellings (Kanji and Hiragana), Romanized spellings, geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude) and classification.

Update Information

The list of geographical names which modified, added and deleted mainly by municipality mergers since August 2007.

(Note)Above update information will be included in next revised edition of GAZETTEER OF JAPAN.

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