I'm looking for home state or really any Japanese equivalent meaning? I'm trying to explain why I love my hoodie with Wisconsin across the front. If there isn't one I could always just reword my sentence but I was curious and couldn't find anything online.


This is not an easy question because there are no "states" in Japan, but to talk about what U.S. state someone is from, we would use:


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  • Genuine question from some-one living in the sticks (田舎). Do people often use 出身州? I would probably just say 私の出身地/地元はインディアナ州. Should I be using出身州 instead? – virmaior Jan 6 '18 at 9:32

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