Kinki

Kinki

 

(or Kinai), a lowland in the southern part of the island of Honshu in Japan. It occupies a single tectonic basin with Osaka Bay and Lake Biwa. The lowland is composed of the alluvium of the Yodo River and its tributaries; there are marine terraces in the south. Kinki has a subtropical monsoon climate. Rice is grown on the plain, and cereals, mulberry, tea, and citrus fruits, on the neighboring hills. The cities of Osaka and Kyoto are located on the lowland.

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Last September, Clean Seas Tuna and Kinki University of Japan signed an agreement to share technologies and techniques on the propagation and husbandry of tuna.
Resona Holdings is the holding company of Resona Bank, Saitama Resona Bank, Kinki Osaka Bank, Nara Bank, and Resona Trust & Banking Co.
Tsuyoshi Mishima, 59, head of the Kinki Postal Administration Office, and the three others allegedly asked postmasters to help collect votes for Koso, who ran in the upper house election in July on the Liberal Democratic Party ticket, during 15 meetings in the Kinki region earlier this year.
The rainy season commenced in a wide area stretching from the western Kinki to central Tokai and eastern Kanto-Koshinetsu regions four to six days earlier than in an average year, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Monday.
7 billion yen in the year to March 31 due to huge losses booked by Ashikaga Bank and Kinki Osaka Bank, a member of the Resona financial group that was bailed out last year with an injection of public funds.
The Hyogo prefectural police and the Kobe District Public Prosecutors Office on Wednesday searched a number of locations related to Chogin Kinki Credit Cooperative, a failed credit union based in Kobe, in connection with the company's alleged evasion of a financial authority's inspection last year.
The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a warning for possible landslides and flooding as heavy rain is expected to spread to southern parts of the Kinki and Shikoku regions in addition to Kyushu through Saturday.
In the Kinki region of six western Japan prefectures centering on Osaka, the supply of condos in April grew 14.
On Tuesday, the police also served a fresh arrest warrant on Takayuki Mori, 44, assistant director in the Kinki Postal Administration Office's general affairs department, on suspicion of urging postmasters in Osaka to enter Koso's support group.
Snowfall may reach 60 centimeters in the Hokuriku region on Honshu's Sea of Japan coast, 40 to 50 cm in parts of Hokkaido bordering the Sea of Okhotsk, and in the Tohoku, Tokai and Chugoku regions, and 20 to 30 cm in the northern Kinki region and parts of Kyushu facing the Sea of Japan.
In the Kinki region centering on Osaka, the supply of condos in February jumped 57.