The Chubu Region is the name given to the central area of Honshu, located in the middle of the Japanese archipelago. It comprises the nine prefectures Niigata Prefecture, Toyama Prefecture, Ishikawa Prefecture, Fukui Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture, Nagano Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, and Aichi Prefecture. The Chubu Region is a hub for the automobile, aircraft, and other manufacturing industries, as well as the site of many mountainous areas. Japan's tallest mountain, Mt. Fuji, is inside the region, as are high mountain ranges that include the Hida Mountains and Kiso Mountains.
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