Thursday, November 22, 2012

18th Asian Masters Athletics Championships
Awarded to Iwate Prefecture, Japan.
Iwate Prefecture
Iwate Prefecture is the second largest prefecture of Japan after Hokkaido. It is located in the Tōhoku region of Honshū island and contains the island's easternmost point. The capital is Morioka.
Area: 15,280 km²
Population: 1,374,530 (2006)
Iwate Prefecture (岩手県 Iwate-ken?) is the second largest prefecture of Japan afterHokkaido.[2] It is located in the Tōhoku region of Honshū island and contains the island's easternmost point.[3] The capital isMorioka.[4] Iwate has the lowest population density of any prefecture outside Hokkaido. Famous attractions include the Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi, including Chūson-jiand Mōtsū-ji with their treasures, Fujiwara no Sato, a movie lot and theme park in Esashi Ward, Oshu City, Tenshochi, a park in Kitakami City known for its big, old cherry trees and Morioka Castle in Morioka City.

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