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a. The district administered or governed by a prefect.
b. An administrative district of some countries, especially China or Japan.
2. The office or authority of a prefect.
3. The residence or housing of a prefect.

pre·fec′tur·al (prĭ-fĕk′chər-əl) adj.
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Adj.1.prefectural - of or relating to a prefecture; "a prefectural museum"
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The Taichung Prefectural Hall will be transformed into a center dedicated to Taiwanese art as part of the Ministry of Culture's effort to revitalize the central Taiwan city's historic district.
A 46-year-old former department store chief won the Okayama gubernatorial race on Sunday, while the incumbent Toyama governor was reelected Sunday, securing his third term, according to the voting results announced by the prefectural electoral boards.
The Fukushima prefectural government on Thursday asked the central government to buy all remaining beef in the market shipped from the prefecture before a shipment ban was imposed due to the discovery of cattle contaminated with radioactive cesium in excess of the government-set limit at a farm in the prefectural town of Namie, Fukushima officials said.
The Akita prefectural assembly on Wednesday endorsed a 700 million yen subsidy program to cover half of the consumption tax charged when residents in the northeastern Japan prefecture buy new environmentally friendly motor vehicles at local dealers.
on Tuesday in connection with suspected rigging of bids for a sewerage project ordered by the Wakayama prefectural government.
A gleaming state-of-the-art memorial hall to the lost islands, built by the prefectural government, sits in lavish contrast to the shabby commercial district.
on Friday sought government approval for expanding their data communications services beyond prefectural borders next year.
Akiko Domoto said Wednesday she has canceled a project to reclaim 101 hectares of tideland in Tokyo Bay and that the prefectural government will now focus on restoring the natural environment of the area.
All of Japan's 47 prefectural governments are capable of networking and sharing information via e-mail, the survey said.
A small amount of radioactive cesium has been detected in rice, the staple food item in Japan, that was grown in the city of Hokota, Ibaraki Prefecture, some 150 kilometers southwest of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the Ibaraki prefectural government said Friday.