(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1987)

Document title

Central place system in the Chugoku district, southwestern Japan, as a base of regional planning

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This paper aims to examine the central place system in the Chugoku District. With the centrality grade of each community by using a two-parameter approach the purchasing areas, commuting areas and the spatial feature of telephone calls were analysed. After the examination of time-distance areas of higher order centers the regional structure of the central place system was taken into consideration. In the spatial organization of Japan, it seems that a prefectural area plays an important role not only in administrative functions but also in the structure of a central place system


Article of periodic

published at : Geographical Reports of Tokyo Metropolitan University

Editor :

Millesime : 1987, no22 [pp. 189-209]



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