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

Auteur :
MORIKAWA, H.

Description :
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.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Geographical Reports of Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1987, n°. 22, p. 189-209

Date :
1987

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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