Shin'etsu (信越地方 Shin'etsu Chihō) is a geographical region of Japan.
The area encompasses the old provinces of Shinano and Echigo. Though the name is a combination of those two provinces, the region also contains Sado Island from Sado Province. It is located in the modern-day prefectures of Nagano and Niigata.
The name Shin-Etsu is used in the name of related multinational chemical companies.
The Shin'etsu Main Line is part of Japan Railways service running from Shinonoi Station in Nagano Prefecture to Niigata Station in Niigata Prefecture,.
In 1926, the Shinetsu Electric Company diversified as Shin'etsu Nitrogenous Fertilizer.
- ↑ Hashimoto, Mitsuo. (1990). Geology of Japan, p. 94., p. 94, at Google Books
- ↑ Shin-Etsu Chemical, company's history; excerpt, "Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. began with the coming together of Nagano Prefecture's (Shinano-area) water and Niigata Prefecture's (Echigo-area) limestone.... The company's 'Shin' comes from Shinano and 'Etsu' is taken from Echigo."
- ↑ Japan Railways, Shinetsu line; retrieved 2011-07-18
- ↑ Molony, Barbara. (1990). Technology and Investment: The Prewar Japanese Chemical Industry, p. 137., p. 137, at Google Books
- Hashimoto, Mitsuo. (1990). Geology of Japan. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISBN 9780792309093; OCLC 123220781
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