Aichi Prefecture is located between the Kanto and the Kansai regions. Because it is convenient to transport to both Tokyo and Osaka, it has been a key point of traffic since ancient times. In addition, very important Sengoku-Daimyōs such as Oda Nobunaga(1534-1582), Toyotomi Hideyoshi(1537-1598) and Tokugawa Ieyasu(1542-1616), the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate(Edo Bakufu) had appeared from this region.
There are specialties such as Nagoya Cochin, Kishimen Noodle, Pork cutlet with miso sauce and Uirō. In industry, there are many companies related to Toyota Motor Corporation. Aichi is a central region in Chūkyō Industrial Area, product shipments is also the first of Japan.