a prefecture in Japan, its capital is Morioka. (proper-noun)
Examples of word Iwate
"It's very, very cold and we're running low on kerosene," said Takeshi Kumagai, 75, a lifelong resident of Rikuzentakata, a coastal community in southern Iwate prefecture also crushed by the tsunami.
Iwate, which is home to Ofunato, is asking cities and towns to sort their debris—separating automobiles and metal, which will be sold for scrap, from wood and other combustible waste, which will be incinerated.
She turned off to the westward pursued by the armoured cruisers "Iwate" and "Yakumo."
Agriculture ministry officials said Iwate and Tochigi prefectures will test meat from every cow from farms that fed radioactive cesium-contaminated straw to their cattle.
By following proper screening procedures being drawn up by each prefecture, farmers will be allowed to ship beef from Iwate, Tochigi and Fukushima prefectures; Fukushima is the home of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s stricken nuclear plant.