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Kansai

Kansai is the western region of the main island of , second only to region of Eastern Japan in population. The area is also known as Kinki District, literally "near the capital", and its three big cities — , Kyoto, and — as Keihanshin.
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Kansai

  • Location: , ,
  • Population: 22,800,000
  • Latitude of center: 34.5° or 34° 30' north
  • Longitude of center: 135° or 135° east
  • Neighbors: and

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