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.


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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:


More informally:


  • 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
    Commented Jan 6, 2018 at 9:32

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