I want to express like this sentence,

"According to the government of Kanagawa prefecture, there is no child who is waiting for a nursery school."

Should I use "government" or is it better to use "public administration of Kanagawa prefecture"?

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    The form I usually see is "Kanagawa prefectural government". – user3169 Feb 22 '17 at 3:38

"Government" is fine. You can use "public administration" if you want to, but I would understand "government" better. Also, I would write "Kanagawa Prefecture" with a capital "P" because it is a proper noun.

  • I agree. Short answer, yes, you may. Long answer, but there is an argument for localization (using what other people use in your intended audience). For example, in Taiwan, I might say things like "district" when in New York City, I might say "borough" (essentially the same). – Teacher KSHuang Feb 22 '17 at 8:50

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