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white characters

; People generally perceive him as wearing a style of dress appropriate to their region and era. In the Dreaming, he is often seen wearing a grey tee-shirt and dark pants. He appears to be light skinned when interacting with white characters, but the people of ''Tales in the Sand'''s primordial African city see him as a star-eyed black man. Although he is most often seen in human form, Morpheus appears as a huge black cat when speaking to the lonely cat-pilgrim of ''Dream of a Thousand Cats'' and as a cat-headed god when addressing the Egyptian feline goddess Bast (Bast (DC Comics)). The Martian Manhunter sees Morpheus as a Martian god in the shape of a flaming alien skull and identifies him as Lord L'Zoril, but Mister Miracle, looking at him simultaneously, sees Morpheus as a man. However in ''Season of Mists (The Sandman: Season of Mists)'', he appears in the same form to all the Gods (Bast comments, "I much prefer you in cat form, Dream old friend"). In ''The Dream Hunters (The Sandman: The Dream Hunters)'', which is set in ancient Japan, Morpheus appears as a Japanese man to a Buddhist (Buddhism) monk and as a fox to a fox spirit (kitsune). It is unclear whether Morpheus' appearance is determined by the expectations of onlookers or if he chooses to manifest himself in different forms. He does deliberately change the style of his clothing to be less conspicuous when he visits the waking world. The government in exile was soon faced with a dilemma. After France had been defeated, the Germans had installed the Vichy French (Vichy France) government, which collaborated with Hitler. This led to a conflict between De Geer and the Queen. De Geer wanted to return to the Netherlands and collaborate as well. The government in exile was still in control of the Dutch East Indies with all its resources: it was the third largest oil producer at the time (after the US and the USSR). Wilhelmina realised that if the Dutch collaborated with Germany, the Dutch East Indies would be surrendered to Japan, as French Indochina was surrendered later by orders of the Vichy government. zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan


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and part of Tokyo-Fu which existed from May 1, 1889 until its merger with its prefecture on July 1, 1943. 東京都年表, Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The historical boundaries of Tokyo City are now occupied by independent special wards (Special wards of Tokyo). The new merged government became known as Tokyo, ''Tokyo Metropolis'', or ambiguously ''Tokyo prefecture''. A Sega Saturn version of the game was also announced but never released, though some elements appeared in the Saturn game ''Fighters Megamix''. The game was ported (porting) to home consoles on ''Sonic Gems Collection'', for the GameCube (Nintendo GameCube) in North America and, in Europe and Japan, the PlayStation 2 and the GameCube (Nintendo GameCube). In the port, model data of all unused characters was removed. Character data still exists, but upon selection, the game crashes due to the missing models. zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan


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district located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The district was dissolved on February 1, 2005 when the town and village in the district merged into the expanded city of Takayama (Takayama, Gifu). Comedian Tom Green used the phrase during his visit to Japan to film the ''Subway Monkey Hour'' special episode for MTV. Green has also used the phrase frequently when making prank phone calls to Japan on his internet talk show, '' Tom Green's


aggressive fighting

of the trio Three Blind Moses. '''Wanderlei César da Silva''' ( zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan


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on January 15, 1993 for the Family Computer (Nintendo Entertainment System) only in Japan, though an unreleased English translation and a Game Boy version may have been in development. Critical reception for the game from Western gaming websites has been decidedly poor. Biography Cotton was born 18 December 1874 in Wilson, N.C. (Wilson, North Carolina), and was a member of the United States Naval Academy class of 1898. After serving at sea, he studied at the Naval War College, and was naval attaché to Japan and China. In World War I, he was awarded the Navy's Distinguished Service Medal (Navy Distinguished Service Medal) for establishing and commanding the naval base at Plymouth, England. After overhaul and training on the west coast, ''Cotten'' sailed by way of Pearl Harbor for the raid on Wake Island of 6 August, called at Eniwetok and Guam, and anchored in Tokyo Bay 3 September. She remained in Japan carrying out a variety of occupation duties until 5 December when she sailed for home, arriving at San Diego, California (Naval Station San Diego) 22 December and New York (New York City) 17 January 1946. ''Cotten'' was placed out of commission in reserve at Charleston, South Carolina, 15 July 1946. '''Linda Nancy Andrew''' (August 17, 1947 – November 29, 1998) was the English-language translator of Japanese author Ryū Murakami (Ryu Murakami)'s highly-acclaimed novel, ''Almost Transparent Blue'', which had won the Akutagawa Prize in 1976. Funaki signed a contract with FEG (Fighting and Entertainment Group)'s MMA promotion, DREAM (DREAM (mixed martial arts)). On April 28, 2008, Funaki participated in DREAM's first ever Middle-weight Grand Prix. Funaki was matched against another legendary Japanese fighter Kiyoshi Tamura at the opening round of the DREAM.2 Middleweight Grandprix 2008 in Saitama (Saitama, Saitama), Japan. After a hard opening exchange between the two, Funaki was staggered by a punch and pulled guard on Tamura, from where he was pounded to an eventual TKO at 0:57 of Round 1. This was his first (T)KO stoppage loss since September 14, 1998, when he was knocked out with a body blow by Semmy Schilt. Funaki was eliminated from the Middle-weight Grand Prix. Funaki signed a contract with FEG (Fighting and Entertainment Group)'s MMA promotion, DREAM (DREAM (mixed martial arts)). On April 28, 2008, Funaki participated in DREAM's first ever Middle-weight Grand Prix. Funaki was matched against another legendary Japanese fighter Kiyoshi Tamura at the opening round of the DREAM.2 Middleweight Grandprix 2008 in Saitama (Saitama, Saitama), Japan. After a hard opening exchange between the two, Funaki was staggered by a punch and pulled guard on Tamura, from where he was pounded to an eventual TKO at 0:57 of Round 1. This was his first (T)KO stoppage loss since September 14, 1998, when he was knocked out with a body blow by Semmy Schilt. Funaki was eliminated from the Middle-weight Grand Prix. After losing twice in a row since Funaki's comeback to the MMA ring, Funaki was determined to prove that he was still a worthy competitor of the sport and participated again in the DREAM.6 Middleweight Grandprix 2008 Final round event that took place on September 23, 2008 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama (Saitama, Saitama), Japan. Funaki was matched with one of his former Pancrase students, fan favorite "Minowaman" Ikuhisa Minowa. Prior to the bout, Funaki suggested that if this fight was going be equivalent to a ritual suicide, there was none he found more worthy than Minowa to assist him in carrying it out. World War II, 1945 Assigned to the Pacific Fleet (United States Pacific Fleet), ''Begor'' arrived at Pearl Harbor on 30 May 1945. She arrived at Guam on 17 August after escorting convoys among the Marshall (Marshall Islands), Caroline (Caroline Islands), and Philippine Islands (Philippines) from June through August 1945. Departing 20 August with Underwater Demolition Team 21 embarked, she joined 3rd Fleet (United States Third Fleet) units en route to occupy Japan. ''Begor'' entered Sagami Wan on 27 August, and on the 30th, her frogmen reconnoitered the landing beaches over which the occupation forces (Occupation of Japan) landed the next day. Proceeding to Yokosuka Naval Dockyard, she assisted in the de-militarization of the vessels there, and made dock (Dock (maritime)) surveys until departing for the United States on 25 September. ''Begor'' arrived at San Diego, California on 21 October 1945. 1945–1946 Arriving for training at Pearl Harbor on 30 May 1945, ''Cavallaro'' sailed on 13 June for convoy escort duty out of Ulithi to the Philippines and Okinawa until 20 September, when she arrived at Sasebo (United States Fleet Activities Sasebo), Japan. She carried men between Japanese ports, and on 12 October departed Tokyo Bay bound for San Francisco, California. After operating along the west coast, she was decommissioned and placed in reserve at San Diego, California (Naval Station San Diego), on 17 May 1946. 1945–1946 Arriving for training at Pearl Harbor on 30 May 1945, ''Cavallaro'' sailed on 13 June for convoy escort duty out of Ulithi to the Philippines and Okinawa until 20 September, when she arrived at Sasebo (United States Fleet Activities Sasebo), Japan. She carried men between Japanese ports, and on 12 October departed Tokyo Bay bound for San Francisco, California. After operating along the west coast, she was decommissioned and placed in reserve at San Diego, California (Naval Station San Diego), on 17 May 1946. From March 1955, ''Cavallaro'' was homeported at Long Beach, California (Naval Station Long Beach), conducting operations along the California coast and exercising with Marines (United States Marine Corps). Between 12 January 1956 and 4 October, she served again in the Far East, joining in a re-enactment of the assault on Iwo Jima made for training purposes, and visiting ports in Japan and the Philippines, as well as Hong Kong. Her final cruise to the Orient, between 10 February 1959 and 23 May, found her exercising with both Korean (Republic of Korea Marine Corps) and American Marines. ''Cavallaro'' returned to Long Beach to prepare for transfer to the Republic of Korea, and was decommissioned and transferred 15 October 1959. In the NES version, there are three different tournament modes: Exercise, the American Circuit and the World Cup. The Exercise Mode is just a match against the first team in a crowd-less court set to an easy difficulty. The American Circuit simply consists of the first five teams featured in the Famicom version's tournament mode set to an average difficulty. The World Cup mode consists of seven teams in the following order: Japan, Italy, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, the Navy and USSR, all set to a hard difficulty. The background for the Russian stage was also redrawn to make it look less hostile with the omission of the tanks in the Famicom version. There is no difficulty setting in the option menu since the three different tournament modes serve as difficulty settings themselves. Early and personal life Mitsuye Yamada was born as Mitsuye Yasutake in Fukuoka (Fukuoka, Fukuoka), Japan. Her parents were Jack Kaichiro Yasutake and Hide Shiraki Yasutake, both first-generation (first generation immigrant) Japanese Americans (''Issei'') who were visiting Japan when she was born. Her older brother, Seiichi Yasutake (known as "Mike") was born in the US. Her family returned to the U.S. in 1926 and settled in Seattle, Washington. zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan


commercial design

engine design, such as the rotary engine (Wankel engine) used in the Mazda RX-7 and RX-8 (Mazda RX-8). A third option is to change the cam timing profile, of which Honda VTEC was the first successful commercial design for altering the profile in real-time. In 1592, Japanese warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi plotting the conquest of Ming dynasty China, and then invaded (Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–1598)) to Joseon Dynasty Korea as a part of his ambition


making free

stations; wait times are little and as soon as you receive the pass you can start making free seat reservations immediately at the counter (recommended if you're travelling on less-popular routes that might fill up, or if you are travelling with a large group). The rail pass does have a few exceptions: * If you travel on the '''Tokaido, San'yo, or Kyushu Shinkansen''' you are not allowed to travel on the faster '''Nozomi''' or '''Mizuho''' services - the full fare has to be paid. * Most '''Tohoku


drawing power

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successful series

; is a fictional Japanese superhero featured in a successful series of serial (Serial (film))-like tokusatsu short feature films produced by Shintoho Company, Ltd. (Shintoho) (the non-union branch of Toho). He is also known in Japan as , is known in America (United States) as '''Starman''', and known in France as '''Spaceman'''. * The Japanese version contains a bonus track "Expand on the Topic" which features


classical singing

to study classical singing at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Ohio. First Lieutenant Ford served in World War II as the bombardier (Bombardier (air force)) on a B-29 Superfortress flying missions over Japan. After the war, Ford worked at radio stations in San Bernardino (San Bernardino, California) and Pasadena, California. In San Bernardino, Ford was hired as a radio announcer. He was assigned to host an early morning country music disc jockey program titled ''Bar Nothin' Ranch Time.'' To differentiate himself, he created the personality of "Tennessee Ernie," a wild, madcap exaggerated hillbilly. He became popular in the area and was soon hired away by Pasadena's KXLA radio. 200px thumb right A Polyethylene terephthalate PET (Image:PET-Einwegflasche REAL.png) bottle The bottles were regularly produced for many decades, but gradually declined in usage. Since children smashed the bottles to retrieve the marbles, they are relatively rare and have become collector items; particularly in the UK. A cobalt coloured Codd bottle today fetches thousands of British pounds (Pounds sterling) at auction. zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan

Japan

'''Japan''' or '''''Nihon-koku''''', literally " the State of Japan") is an island nation (island country) in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters (Kanji) that make up Japan's name (Names of Japan) mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is often referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".

Japan is a stratovolcanic (Stratovolcano) archipelago of 6,852 islands (List of islands of Japan). The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which together comprise about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area. Japan has the world's tenth-largest population (List of countries by population), with over 126 million people. Honshū's Greater Tokyo Area, which includes the ''de facto'' capital (Capital of Japan) of Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures (Prefectures of Japan), is the largest metropolitan area (World's largest cities) in the world, with over 30 million residents.

Archaeological research indicates that people lived in Japan as early as the Upper Paleolithic period. The first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history (History of China) texts from the 1st century AD. Influence from other regions, mainly China, followed by periods of isolation, later from Western European influence, has characterized Japan's history (History of Japan). From the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shoguns in the name of the Emperor. Japan entered into a long period of isolation in the early 17th century, which was only ended in 1853 when a United States fleet pressured Japan to open to the West. Nearly two decades of internal conflict and insurrection followed before the Meiji Emperor (Emperor Meiji) was restored as head of state in 1868 and the Empire of Japan was proclaimed, with the Emperor as a divine symbol of the nation. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, victories in the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and World War I allowed Japan to expand its empire during a period of increasing militarism. The Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937 expanded into part of World War II in 1941, which came to an end in 1945 following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Since adopting its revised constitution (Constitution of Japan) in 1947, Japan has maintained a unitary constitutional monarchy with an emperor (Emperor of Japan) and an elected legislature called the Diet (Diet of Japan).

A major economic power (Economic power),

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