Shunen

Shunen

 

a natural region in Japan, situated in the southern coastal part of the island of Honshu, between the Izu Peninsula and Ise Bay. Small alluvial lowlands and estuarine river debris cones are divided by mountain spurs and the ledges of shore terraces. The climate is subtropical and monsoonal. The average temperature on the coast is 5°C in January and 26°C in August. Annual precipitation exceeds 2,000 mm and reaches its maximum in summer. The slopes have evergreen forests. Rice is cultivated on the plains, and there are tea and citrus plantations in the foothills. The cities of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, and Shimizu are located in Shunen.

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Nicchu kokko seijoka/yonju shunen shikiten chushi/chugoku, 'senkaku' de taiko sochi" [Ceremony Celebrating Forty Years of Sino-Japanese Diplomatic Relations Cancelled--China Takes Protest Measures over "Senkaku"].
See also Nihon YMCA Domei, Shinben nihon YMCA shi: Nihon YMCA domeikessei 100 shunen kinen shuppan [New edition of Japan YMCA history: Japan YMCA organization's 100 anniversary edition] (Tokyo: Zaidan houjin nihon kristo kyou seinen kyoudoumei [Young Men's Christian Association Japan], 2003); an English translation is forthcoming from YMCA Press.