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: www.berklee.edu alumni an_list.cgi Zilkha moved back to Japan to pursue a vocal career. She was a survivor of the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995, and between 1996 and 1999, she was a DJ for the show JAL Tokyo Balcony. She was also a guest vocalist on several dance-pop singles (usually credited simply as '''Geila'''), including ''My Summer Love'', featured in the game Dance Dance Revolution. She continues to live in Tokyo and teaches as a Jazz Vocal Instructor at Senzoku Music College in Yokohama, and has released two solo albums "all Me"in 2010 and "appearance" in 2011. thumb left 200px Bunker along the Fort (File:Fort Stevens bunker.JPG) On the nights of June 21 and 22, 1942, a Japanese submarine fired 17 shells at Fort Stevens, making it the only military installation in the continental United States to receive hostile fire during World War II (the Japanese submarine shelling at the oil fields in Santa Barbara, California was not considered a military installation). The attack caused no damage to the fort itself. The backstop for the post's baseball field was the only casualty. Fort Stevens and its gun batteries protected the river until shortly after World War II, and was decommissioned in 1947. All armament was scrapped and buildings went into auction. The grounds were transferred to the custody of the Corps of Engineers for many years until being turned over to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan

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criticism. Like any other growing media force, Korean pop culture has come under attack in the countries it spreads to, as is the case in nations like Japan, China, and Taiwan (Republic of China). Anti-Korean attitudes are suspected to be rooted in historical hatreds and ethnic nationalism.

, historical causes last1 Nam first1 Soo-hyoun last2 Lee first2 Soo-jeong date February 17, 2011 accessdate March 16, 2011 work Korea JoongAng Daily publisher JoongAng Ilbo In Japan, an anti-Korean comic book, ''Hating the Korean Wave'' or ''Hate Korea: A Comic'' was released in July 26, 2005, which became a #1 bestseller on Amazon.co.jp. Japanese actor Sousuke Takaoka openly showed his dislike for the Korean wave on his Twitter, which triggered an internet movement

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album) Dark Horse '' in 1974, Harrison finally relented and in December 1991 performed extremely well received shows which not only featured his songs, but Clapton's as well. The experience - his last ever tour - proved to be a joyous one for Harrison, where he could not only treat fans to his Beatles classics but also his treasure trove of solo songs all in one set. It could have been the catalyst for future tours, but with Harrison's imminent and extensive involvement in The Beatles Anthology and the lack of a new album to promote until he began working on ''Brainwashed (Brainwashed (album))'' in the late 1990s, he would never get the chance. zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan

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to the author's desire to experiment in the drawing style and expand herself as an artist in hopes of one day publishing something exclusive to the genre. Cutaway (Cutaway (filmmaking))s and dream sequences are usually employed for this purpose, differentiated from regular panels by a black background (as opposed to white), and range from representations of the Sengoku period of Japan and Western (Western (genre)) shootouts

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in mind. The storyline spans chapters 74 through 77 of the manga and episode 39 of the anime titled ''Kissing Is Such Sweet Sorrow! The Taking of Akane's Lips''. http: www.furinkan.com ranma misc index.html Fishermen, conservation groups, and governmental wildlife departments have introduced black bass of various species across the world for the sport of fishing. Outside North America, Japan and South Africa have active programs. Competitive bass fishing has also

, M.D., Ph.D. Her recreational interests include snow skiing, Alpine competitive skiing (Alpine skiing), bass (Bass (fish)) fishing, scuba diving, tennis, golf, photography, American Literature (Literature of the United States), and traveling (Tourism). The Aurora (Oldsmobile Aurora)-inspired Intrigue was designed to compete more with Japanese automobiles, and replaced the aging Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Cutlass Supreme

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news articles Respecting-James-Toney-26651 title Respecting James Toney last Rossen first Jake publisher Sherdog.com date 2010-08-31 accessdate 2011-04-20 Shoot wrestling practitioners offered a balance of amateur wrestling ability and catch wrestling

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house all summer. I'm too kind to kick him out! He has no english bank account, nor national insurance number, but has a valid passport. Thanks, u ppl are sorting out lots of my major minor problems --Sophiebristow (User:Sophiebristow) 22:37, 12 July 2005 (UTC) The '''Japan national rugby league team''' represents Japan in rugby league football. Japan has been playing international competition since 1994. A regular domestic amateur competition has been held in Japan for several years


; a collaboration cover of Public Enemy's "Bring the Noise". ''Attack of the Killer B's'' was certified gold by the RIAA. The two live tracks, "Keep It In The Family" and "Belly Of The Beast", were recorded during the 1990-91 ''Persistence of Time'' tour. Also included is an updated version of their 1987 single, "I'm the Man", and three songs previously released only in Europe and Japan on the 1989 EP (Extended play), '' Penikufesin

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titles released for the home market were perfect translations. Although its high price tag kept it out of the mainstream gaming market, a strong game lineup likely contributed to the cult status of the Neo Geo, enabling it to outlast the more popular Sega Mega Drive Genesis (Mega Drive). The home system featured two CPUs (Central Processing Unit): the 16-bit Motorola 68000 main processor (Central processing unit) running at 12 MHz (Megahertz) and the 8-bit Zilog Zilog Z80 Z80

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; The '''Sigma SD9''' is a digital (digital photography) SLR camera (Single-lens reflex camera) produced by the Sigma Corporation of Japan. The camera was launched at the Photo Marketing Association Annual Show on February 18, 2002. It was Sigma's first digital camera, and was the first production camera to use the unique Foveon X3 image sensor, which reads full color at each pixel site. Other sensors detect only one color at each site and interpolate to produce a full-color image. right thumb 350px The protagonists of the Zatch Bell! series. (File:Zatch Bell! Characters.png) The anime and manga series ''Zatch Bell!'', known in Japan as zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia 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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