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How many prefectures is Japan divided into?

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September 13, 2011 2:47AM

there are 47 prefectures in japan. Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto are some of the prefectures . In Japanese they are reffered to as todōfuken (都道府県) Prefectures are governmental bodies larger than cities,toens and villages.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefectures_of_Japan