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and Japan. The visual record Maraini captured in images of Tibet and on the Ainu people of Hokkaidō has gained significance as historical documentation of two disappearing cultures. His work was recognized with a 2002 award from the Photographic Society of Japan, citing his fine-art photos—and especially his impressions of Hokkaido's Ainu. The society also acknowledged his efforts to strengthen ties between Japan and Italy over 60 years. Maraini also photographed extensively

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) was a Japanese moral philosopher (Ethics), cultural historian (Cultural history), and intellectual historian (Intellectual history). - 1. 4 July 2001 Ōita (Ōita, Ōita), Japan zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan

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had at one time had several other members who died. Such conceptual conceits are common in Nakahara's work and public persona. A typical Violent Onsen Geisha album may contain music done in more conventional musical styles such as disco and hip hop (Hip hop music), field recordings, and appropriated or "found (Found art)" music, in addition to (or even instead of) straight-ahead noise. He worked as an artist and reporter for the San Francisco Examiner, an editorial and feature writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, and a war correspondent for the Evening Bulletin (San Francisco Call) in Japan and China. He wrote short stories and screen plays, including for two black and white silent movies: the story for A Blowout at Santa Banana (1914), and the scenario for the movie The Fuel of Life (1917). He also lectured on the occult. History It first reached criticality in October 1985, making India the sixth nation to have the technology to build and operate an FBTR after United States, UK, France, Japan and the former USSR. The reactor was designed to produce 40 MW (Watt#Megawatt) of thermal power and 13.2 MW of electrical power. The FBTR has rarely operated at its designed capacity and had to be shut down between 1987 and 1989 due to technical problems. From 1989 to 1992, the reactor operated at 1 MW. In 1993, the reactor's power level was raised to 10.5 MW. The initial nuclear fuel core used in the FBTR consisted of approximately 50 kg of weapons-grade plutonium. In September 2002, fuel burn-up in the FBTR for the first time reached the 100,000 megawatt-days per metric ton uranium (MWd MTU) mark. This is considered an important milestone in breeder reactor technology. Using the experience gained from the operation of the FBTR, a 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) is in advanced stage of construction at Kalpakkam. '''Tama Software''', Ltd. Is a software developer based in Tokyo, Japan. They are best known for their Pepakura Designer software, used to create and print paper models. Takano was born in Saitama (Saitama, Saitama), Japan. She spent her childhood reading her father's library, which consisted of many books on natural sciences and science fiction. Exotic animals and landforms combined with an urban city are common themes in her artwork, and are intended to show the juxtaposition between future and fantasy. Takano cited in a documentary made by the ''Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin'' that she was always fascinated by the unusual forms of nature and animal life, and desires to have such shapes represented in her work. The history of '''Islam in Japan''' is relatively brief in relation to the religion's longstanding presence in other countries around the world. During the next 3 months ''PC-1119'' escorted convoys along the New Guinea coast to the Admiralties and New Britain. She supported an amphibious landing at Talasea, New Britain, on 7 March. Driving westward along New Guinea, she joined the assault at Aitape on 22 April ; and as an escort and patrol ship, she supported landings on 3 July at Noemfoor, Schouten Islands. During this invasion she patrolled on anti-shipping sweeps as the Japanese (Japan) attempted to send reinforcements by barge. After steaming to Australia in August, she returned to Aitape on 3 September to prepare for operations in the Moluccas. Between 15 (15 September) and 24 September she steamed off Morotai, where she controlled landing craft and provided anti-aircraft cover for supply transports. Departing on 24 September, she sailed via Biak to Humboldt Bay (Teluk Yos Sudarso) where she arrived the 28th (28 September). After overhaul and conversion to a control ship, ''PC-1136'' sailed for the Western Pacific (Pacific Ocean) on 21 May. Escorting a convoy of LSTs, she reached Guam on 9 June and resumed convoy escort duties in the Marianas. She departed Guam on 6 August, touched at Ulithi, and arrived at Subic Bay, Philippines, on 15 August. She was reclassified to ''PCC-1136'', 5 days later. After steaming to Lingayen Gulf on 10 September, she escorted a convoy of LSTs to Japan, arriving at Wakayama on 19 September. Between 24 (24 September) and 30 September she returned to Lingayen Gulf; and during the first 2 days of October she sailed to Manila. Fictional character biography The early life of '''Thomas Morita''' was fraught with difficulty. His parents immigrated to the United States from Japan before the Great Depression. During the Depression, his father was unable to find work and eventually died. His mother died soon afterward, leaving only Thomas and his sister, Nancy. Morita traveled to his parents' homeland to train as a samurai and learning of the Japanese-American internment only further fueled his hatred of America. At some point during his training, he underwent some unexplained mystical process that imbued him with the power to transform into animals. *March 14: The '''Ka Loko Reservoir''' dam in Kauai, Hawaii bursts, killing one man and leaving six others missing. (Honolulu StarBulletin) *March 17: The US (United States) offers Japan the use of its military bases on Guam, after Japan refuses to pay for the relocation of 8000 marines and their families from Okinawa to Guam. (Pacific Magazine) *March 21: Solomon Islands Labour Party leader Joses Tuhanuku alleges Prime Minister (Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands) Allan Kemakeza is directly implicated in corrupt aid payments by Taiwan to local politicians. (Pacific Magazine) zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan

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at Kumamoto, then serving as chaplain in Kobe from 1889 to 1895. Between 1888 and 1915 he spent a total of fifteen years there, in three long periods, including his service in Yokohama (St. Andrew's Cathedral (Yokohama)). thumbnail Empress Kōjun (Image:Empress Nagako-1926.jpg) wearing a ''jūnihitoe'' for her coronation 1926 The is an extremely elegant and highly complex ''kimono'' that was only worn by court-lady court-ladies

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&id 5431 work PAL Gaming Network Australia accessdate 2006-10-08 ''Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence'' continues the ''Metal Gear Solid'' series tradition of follow-up enhanced (video game remake), international version releases. While previous releases, such as ''Metal Gear Solid: Integral (Metal Gear Solid#Metal Gear Solid: Integral)'' and ''Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty#Substance)'' included skill

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cancelled through April. Slayer camp working hard to reschedule dates for later this year." As Araya is known for his aggressive style of headbanging, he began experiencing back problems while the band was on tour in Australia New Zealand Japan in October 2009. Araya had an Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. On March 12, 2010, ''Metal Hammer'' magazine had an interview with Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo about Tom Araya's recovery. Lombardo stated that "“He’s recovering

Reds and Milwaukee Brewers from 1982 to 1985. Lesley, who was nicknamed "The Animal", was known for his aggressive style to motivate himself. He later became a television personality in Japan after playing 2 seasons for the Hankyu Braves (Orix BlueWave). His record in Japan is 7-5, 24 saves, 60 games over 2 years.

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of the Shumei Foundation, and is located in a prize-winning building featuring a combination of western and oriental architectural styles on the campus of the University of Kent at Canterbury. The Chaucer College group also includes Kingsgate College, near Broadstairs, which dates from the turn of the twentieth century and welcomes Japanese High School students. All students are recruited by the Shumei Foundation, and many are drawn from its educational establishments in Japan, consisting of a small private university and three very successful independent high schools (Shumei Kawagoe, Shumei Eiko, Shumei Yachiyo). thumb right 150px Shenmue The Movie (File:Shenmue the movie.jpg) ''Shenmue: The Movie'' is a ninety minute compilation (Compilation movie) of the major storytelling cut scenes from the game ''Shenmue'' played in chronological order along with battle scenes played by expert players. The movie was officially released in Japanese theaters on January 20, 2001 and later was released in the West as a bonus DVD included with the Xbox version of ''Shenmue II''. In recent times, the word ''Turanian'' is sometimes used to express a pan-Altaic nationalism (theoretically including Manchus and Mongols (Mongolia) in addition to Turks (Turkic people) – and potentially Japanese and Koreans), though no political organization seems to have adopted such an ambitious platform. The major customers of canola seed are Japan, Mexico, China, and Pakistan, while the bulk of canola oil and meal goes to the United States, with smaller amounts shipped to Mexico, China, and Europe . World production of rapeseed oil in the 2002–2003 season was about 14 million metric tons. zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan

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Kingdom, several artists, such as Garbage (Garbage (band)), Catatonia (Catatonia (band)), The Sisters of Mercy (The Sisters of Mercy (band)), Stereolab, and R.E.M. have released singles in the format. They also remain a popular, low cost way for independent musicians and groups to release music. Merrill's recording career has spanned six decades and she is popular with fans of jazz in Japan and Italy (where she lived for many years) as well as in her native United

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Stone ". Their most famous hit during this period was the BRIT Award (BRIT Awards) nominated "Let's Get Ready To Rhumble", for which the video was choreographed by Mark Short, who had previously worked with Tina Turner and Peter Andre. For their third album, the duo reinvented themselves under their real names of Ant & Dec. The album featured their signature single "Shout". Their final single release was "Falling", which was the track

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significantly weaker than her free skating; consequently, she frequently placed well below Pötzsch and Lurz in the compulsories, forcing her to attempt to overcome her deficiencies through strong short and free programs. In fact, Fratianne never placed lower than Pötzsch or Lurz between 1977 and 1980 in short or free programs at any of the competitions, yet she was only able to win the major competitions twice. This is largely because the rules then placed much weight on compulsory figures


'''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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