西日本

Readings

Kana: にしにほん、にしにっぽん
Romaji: nishinihon, nishinippon
Kana
Romaji

Definition

1

western Japan; Japan west of the Itoigawa-Shizuoka Tectonic Line, i.e. the Chubu region and westward

See also: 糸魚川静岡構造線 東日本

Kanji

西
Readings: セイ、 サイ、 ス、 にし
Meanings: west, Spain
Readings: ニチ、 ジツ、 ひ、 -び、 -か
Meanings: day, sun, Japan, counter for days
Readings: ホン、 もと
Meanings: book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
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