Hokkaido Region, Japan Genealogy

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Guide to Hokkaido Region, Japan ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.


There are eight regional divisions in Japan that are used exclusively for convenience and no government administrative entities are located on these levels. Regions are used for weather reporting and to help identify where businesses are located in Japan. These regions should not be confused with the eight High Courts of Japan as their jurisdictions do not correspond. [1]

The Hokkaido Region consists of the Island of Hakkaido. [2]

Prefectures in Hokkaido

Prefectures are analogous to states or provinces. The Hokkaido Region includes only one prefecture:

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  1. Wikipedia Contributors, "List of regions of Japan," Wikipedia, accessed 28 May 2015.
  2. Wikipedia Contributors, "Hokkaido," Wikipedia, accessed 28 May 2015.