Place:Kagoshima, Japan

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NameKagoshima
Alt namesKagoshimasource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998); Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 20
Kagoshima-kensource: Wikipedia
TypePrefecture
Coordinates30.0°N 130.0°E
Located inJapan
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. The capital is the city of Kagoshima.

History

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Kagoshima Prefecture corresponds to the ancient Japanese provinces Ōsumi and Satsuma, including the northern part of the Ryukyu Islands (Satsunan). This region played a key role in the Meiji Restoration (Saigo Takamori), and the city of Kagoshima was an important naval base during Japan's 20th century wars and the home of admiral Tōgō Heihachirō. More recent incidents are the sinking of a North Korean spy ship (100 ton class) in 2001 by the Coast Guard, which was later salvaged and exhibited in Tokyo, and the abduction of an office clerk from a Kagoshima beach in 1978 by agents from the same country. This became known only recently under the Koizumi administration.

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