What is Japan known for?

game character

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important year

'' the Tanuki, or raccoon (known in Japan as ). 1957 was an important year for Thesz; on June 14, the first taint to Thesz' claim of undisputed Champion occurred in a match with gymnast-turned-wrestling star, Edouard Carpentier. The match was tied at two falls apiece when Thesz claimed a back injury and forfeit the last fall. Carpentier was declared the winner, but the NWA chose not to recognize the title change, deciding a championship could not change hands due

active sports

. The ASX (Active Sports Crossover) represented Mitsubishi's approach to the industry wide SUV (crossover (automobile)) trend for retaining the all-season and off-road abilities offered by a high ground clearance and four-wheel drive, while still offering car-like levels of emissions, economy and size. "Mitsubishi Motors' ASX Concept at Detroit Show gives sneak peak at the next generation Global


. Tatsunoko Production produced it to commemorate its 40th anniversary of anime production. Each ''Karas'' episode was first televised in Japan as a pay-per-view program from March 25, 2005, to August 3, 2007, before being released onto DVDs. Manga Entertainment compiled and released these episodes as two feature length, direct-to-DVD films for the English (English language) market. ...that in Japan professional kimono dressers still help women put

genre band

of restaurants and operates franchise locations in Japan, Turkey and the Middle East." '''Judy and Mary''' (often stylized as '''JUDY AND MARY''') was a Japanese multi-genre band formed in 1992 in Hakodate (Hakodate, Hokkaido), Hokkaido (Hokkaido Prefecture) by bassist Yoshihito Onda and vocalist Yuki (Yuki Isoya), with drummer Kohta Igarashi and guitarist Taiji Fujimoto completing the lineup in 1992. Guitarist Takuya (Takuya Asanuma) replaced Taiji the following year. The band is known for their innovative punk, rock, and pop meldings of noisy but melodic music in the 1990s. Eastern Japan Japan was one interpretation of the term "Fusang". However, Hui Shen's report differentiates Fusang from the ancient Japanese kingdom of Wo (Wa (Japan)), which has been tentatively located in Kinki (Kinki region), Kyūshū, or the Ryukyu Islands. Tsunoda Ryusaku, tr. (1951), ''Japan in the Chinese Dynastic Histories: Later Han Through Ming Dynasties'', ed. by Carrington C. Goodrich, South Pasadena: P. D. and Ione Perkins, 5. zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan

fossil energy

of fossil energy except coal and must import substantial amounts of crude oil, natural gas, and other energy resources, including uranium. In 1990 Japan's dependence on imports for primary energy stood at more than 85%, and the country had a total energy requirement of 428.2 million tons of petroleum equivalent. In 2008, Japan ranked third in the world in electricity production, after the United States and China, with 1.025×10 12 kWh

unique physical

disorder multiple personalities , Harman does not just think he becomes someone else. Rather, his personae actually take on a unique physical body when called upon. The Killer7 uncover a political plot between Japan and the United States, as Garcian slowly begins to realize the truth behind his past. While not a huge commercial hit, the game garnered a large cult following and in addition, ''killer7'' also brought Grasshopper Manufacture to the interest of North American gamers

writing original

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fiction depicting

reflected the imperialist ambitions of Japan at the time, and foreshadowed the Russo-Japanese War that followed a few years later, in 1904. When the actual war with Russia broke out, Oshikawa covered it as a journalist while also continuing to publish further volumes of fiction depicting Japanese imperial exploits set in the Pacific and Indian Ocean – which also proved an enormous success with the Japanese public. In a later career as a magazine editor, he also encouraged the writing

promotion wrestling

; Early on, he mainly wrestled in Calgary but also spent time in Japan in Wrestling Association "R" (WAR (wrestling promotion)). Along with Jericho, Storm debuted in Smoky Mountain Wrestling in 1994, forming a tag team known as the Thrillseekers. After Jericho was injured, Storm continued


'''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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