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List of cities in Japan with the most inhabitants for the latest available year ( reference year 2000).
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Japan citiesCities ranked by city proper1 population
City Name
Inhabitants Prefecture
Tokyo* 8 130 408 Tokyo Prefecture
Yokohama 3 426 506 Kanagawa Prefecture
Osaka 2 598 589 Osaka Prefecture
Nagoya 2 171 378 Aichi Prefecture
Sapporo 1 822 300 Hokkaido Prefecture
Kobe 1 493 595 Hyogo Prefecture
Kyoto 1 467 705 Kyoto Prefecture
Fukuoka 1 341 489 Fukuoka Prefecture
Kawasaki 1 249 851 Kanagawa Prefecture
Hiroshima 1 126 282 Hiroshima Prefecture
Kitakyūshū** 1 011 491 Fukuoka Prefecture
Sendai 1 008 024 Miyagi Prefecture
Chiba 887 163 Chiba Prefecture

*Data for city proper refer to 23 wards (ku) of the old city. The urban agglomeration figures refer to Tokyo-to (Tokyo Prefecture), comprising the 23 wards plus 14 urban counties (shi), 18 towns (machi) and 8 villages (mura). The 'Tokyo Metropolitan Area' (pop. 12,059,237)
**Including Kokura, Moji, Tobata, Wakamatsu and Yahata (Yawata).

1 City proper is defined as a locality with legally fixed boundaries and an administratively recognized urban status that is usually characterized by some form of local government.

Data source: United Nations Statistics Division - Citydata, December 2002
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