What is Japan known for?

games metal

of recurring characters from Sonic the Hedgehog (games)#Metal Sonic Metal Sonic . This ''Sonic'' anime was made in 1996, where, in its native Japan, it was simply titled , and its two 30-minute episodes ("Journey to Eggmanland" and "Sonic vs. Metal Sonic") were released over two VHS tapes. ADV Films dubbed it to English (English language), and released both episodes edited together

Metal Sonic (List of recurring characters from Sonic the Hedgehog (games)#Metal Sonic). This ''Sonic'' anime was made in 1996, where, in its native Japan, it was simply titled , and its two 30-minute episodes ("Journey to Eggmanland" and "Sonic vs. Metal Sonic") were released over two VHS tapes. ADV Films dubbed it to English (English language), and released both episodes edited together

challenge missions and or side story missions, ''Subsistence'' eschews the extra single-player missions to include updated versions of the series' (Metal Gear (series)) first two games, ''Metal Gear (Metal Gear (video game))'' and ''Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake'' ), a brand-new competitive online mode, and a fully 3D, user-controlled camera in the main portion of the game. ref name "ign sub

classic novels

. He is the first cartoonist from Hong Kong to have his work published in Japan. His speciality is in historical Manga, usually based on pre-existing classic novels, including the works of ''Wuxia'' writer Louis Cha (Jin Yong). His major works include ''Romance of the Three Kingdoms'' and ''Water Margin''. These results caught the eye of Count Domenico Agusta (MV Agusta) who signed Agostini to ride for his MV Agusta squad as Mike Hailwood's team-mate. Agostini then fought a season-long battle with Honda's Jim Redman for the 1965 (1965 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season) 350cc world championship. He seemed to have the title won when he led the final round in Japan at Suzuka (Suzuka Circuit) when his bike failed him, handing the title to Redman. zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan

wide influence

dating from the 12th to 16th centuries demonstrate its wide influence across the whole of Japan, Wilson, 1982 although some scholars have noted "the term ''bushidō'' itself is rarely attested in premodern literature." "The Zen of Japanese Nationalism," by Robert H. Sharf, in ''Curators of the Buddha'', edited by Donald Lopez, pg 111 Many Western films after the mid-1950s were influenced by the Japanese samurai films of Akira Kurosawa. For instance ''The Magnificent Seven'' was a remake of Kurosawa's ''Seven Samurai'', and ''A Fistful of Dollars'' was a remake of Kurosawa's ''Yojimbo (Yojimbo (movie))'', which itself was inspired by ''Red Harvest'', an American detective novel by Dashiell Hammett. Kurosawa was influenced by American Westerns and was a fan of the genre, most especially John Ford. Patrick Crogan. "Translating Kurosawa." ''Senses of Cinema''. During the Sengoku era (Sengoku Jidai) in Japan, a daimyo named Takeda Shingen (1521–1573) is said to have become almost invincible in all battles without relying on guns, because he studied ''The Art of War''. Griffith, pp. 172–173 ISBN 0-19-501476-6 The book even gave him the inspiration for his famous battle standard "Fūrinkazan" (Wind, Forest, Fire and Mountain), meaning fast as the wind, silent as a forest, ferocious as fire and immovable as a mountain. Furinkazan Archtectural Pavilion/北杜市 There are business books applying its lessons to "office politics" and corporate strategy. Sunzi; Michaelson, Gerald. "Sun Tzu: The Art of War for Managers; 50 Strategic Rules." Avon, MA: OH:Adams Media, 2001 McNeilly, Mark. "Sun Tzu and the Art of Business : Six Strategic Principles for Managers. New York:Oxford University Press, 1996. Krause, Donald G. "The Art of War for Executives: Ancient Knowledge for Today's Business Professional." New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 1995. Many Japanese companies make the book required reading for their key executives (corporate officer). Kammerer, Peter. "The Art of Negotiation." South China Morning Post (April 21, 2006) pg. 15 The book is also popular among Western business management, who have turned to it for inspiration and advice on how to succeed in competitive business situations. It has also been applied to the field of education. Jeffrey, D. (2010) "A Teacher Diary Study to Apply Ancient Art of War Strategies to Professional Development" in The International Journal of Learning: Common Ground Publishing, USA, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp. 21–36 Predecessor formats DAT was not the first digital audio tape; pulse-code modulation (PCM) was used in Japan by Denon in 1972 for the mastering and production of analogue phonograph records, using a 2-inch Quadruplex (Quadruplex videotape)-format videotape recorder for its transport (transport (recording)), but this was not developed into a consumer product. Denon's development dated from its work with Japan's NHK Broadcasting; NHK developed the first high-fidelity PCM audio recorder in the late 1960s. Denon continued development of their PCM recorders that used professional video machines as the storage medium, eventually building 8-track units used for, among other productions, a series of jazz records made in New York in the late 1970s. Historical usage thumb right 300px Japan (File:後藤分銅1.jpg)ese Edo era (Edo period) tael sycees. In descending size, 30, 20, 10, 5, 4, 3, and 2 tael sycees. In China, there were many different weighting standards of tael depending on the region or type of trade. In general the silver tael weighed around 40 grams. The most common government measure was the ''Kùpíng'' (庫平 "treasury standard") tael, weighing 1.2057 Troy ounce (Troy weight)s (37.5 g). A common commercial weight, the ''Cáopíng'' (漕平 "canal shipping standard") tael weighed 1.18 Troy ounces (36.7 g) of marginally less pure silver. English textbook The story of Freeman and her accomplishments in the Olympics were used in an English book known as ''Sunshine'' in Japan. The book was used by Japanese junior high schools in their third year. It told of her winning the gold medal at the 2000 Olympics. It then goes on to talk about Australia's Aborigines and then about her personal life. Her story is used as a means to teach relative pronouns (relative pronoun) to the students. ''Sunshine'', Volume 3, Kairyodo Publishing, 2006, Chapter 8, Pg 66-70, ISBN 978-4-304-08025-8 Soon after his experimental Washington station signed on (sign-on), DuMont began experimental coaxial cable hookups between his laboratories in Passaic, New Jersey, and his two stations. One of those hookups carried the announcement that the U.S. had dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945. This was later considered to be the official beginning of the DuMont Network by both Thomas T. Goldsmith, the network's chief engineer and DuMont's best friend, zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan


doi 10.1016 S0016-7878(08)80129-0 issue 4 History Initially known as CS-514, it was originally identified in a bacterium called ''Nocardia autotrophica'' by researchers of the Sankyo Pharma Inc. (Daiichi Sankyo Co.).

including commentary

. There are more voice samples, including commentary and pre-match introductions by WWF ring announcer Mike McGuirk. The voiced cut scenes featuring Gene Okerlund from ''Superstars'' returned as well. * 1864 - William Tecumseh Sherman reaches Savannah, Georgia, the last stop of his "March to the Sea (Sherman's March to the Sea)". * 1941 - Japanese forces land in the Philippines, capture Guam and sink the British ships HMS Prince of Wales (53


. thumb Uragami Gyokudo, ''Clouds Shield the Layered Cliffs'' (File:Clouds Shield the Layered Cliffs.jpg) '''Uragami Gyokudō''' (浦上玉堂 1745, Kamogata (Asakuchi, Okayama), Okayama (Okayama Prefecture) - October 10, 1820) was a Japanese musician, painter (Painting), poet and calligrapher. In his lifetime, he was best known as a player of the Chinese seven-string zither, the guqin, but people came to appreciate his paintings after his death. His works feature strong brushwork

modern views

The Hills have also featured their song "Rocksteady". Sea power Modern views of the rise of Rome have tended to be economic, often focused on Roman control of the sea lanes, which was achieved at great cost after many sea-borne encounters with Carthage, the pirates of Macedon, and so on, all of which led ultimately to control of the Mediterranean and its important ports and bottlenecks (such as Gibraltar, later to be critical also to the British Empire). In this view, it was the capacity to land troops in large numbers more or less anywhere there was a sea coast, and to keep them in supply from areas enemy actions could not touch, that defined Roman military and economic advantage. According to Barbara Tuchman in ''The Proud Tower: Europe 1880-1914'', this view was so influential on the British empire and American naval strategists of the turn of the 19th to 20th century, that it effectively motivated the rise of the United States Navy and Germany's and Russia's and Japan's attempts to become main naval powers. And, also, Italy's attempts to renew traditional Roman control of Mediterranean and North Africa. As Indochinese (Indochina) trade extended to Japan, small communities of Japanese people were living and trading around the region. After the Battle Of Sekigahara in 1600, many of those from the losing side of the war came to Siam. Others were pirates or official traders who arrived on the Red Seal Ships. The Japanese fled Ayutthaya (Ayutthaya Kingdom) after the Burmese (Myanmar) invaded in 1767 but they left their influence on the local fighting arts. Many of the techniques, stances, weapons and throws of krabi krabong are similar to those found in jujutsu and various Japanese weapon arts (Okinawan kobudō). zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan

physical humor

traditional skit or story based stand-up humor (which is common in Japanese comedy (owarai)), choosing instead to focus on physical humor and a loud, boisterous style that resonates with most manzai audiences. They formed in 2001, and received their name from owarai ''kombi'' Masuda Okada's Kisuke Masuda in parody of the famous "Kinoshita Dai Circus". The group's name simply means "Great Yasuda Circus". Korean duty During the Vietnam War, the unit was deployed to Misawa Air Base, Japan on March 16, 1965. At Misawa, it was assigned to the 39th Air Division, whose mission was to support Misawa, Taegu Air Base and Kunsan Air Base in South Korea which all had just been reactivated. Beginning in December 1950 through July 1951, all tactical and most support components deployed to England. Thereafter it deployed to provide air defense in Japan during the Korean War from July–October 1952 and November 1953 – February 1954. The 31st FEW earned an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for making the first massed jet fighter crossing of the Pacific Ocean in July 1952. The wing was again redesignated as the '''31st Strategic Fighter Wing''' on January 20, 1953, as the escort mission within SAC became deemphasized. '''Nagasaki Peace Park''' is a park located in Nagasaki (Nagasaki, Nagasaki), Japan, commemorating the atomic bombing (Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) of the city on August 9, 1945 during World War II. It is next to the Atomic Bomb Museum (Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum) and near the Peace Memorial Hall (Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims). The '''Fender Jaguar Bass''' is an electric bass guitar manufactured in Japan and China by the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. The wealth of Asia differs widely between, and within, states. This is due to its vast size, meaning a huge range of different cultures, environments, historical ties and government systems. The largest economies in Asia are China (People's Republic of China), Japan and India, the smallest East Timor. zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan

energy throwing

of the Matrix's energy, throwing the balance of power on Cybertron out of equilibrium. This enabled the Decepticons to easily invade the planet, seeking to gain control of Vector Sigma and subvert it to their will, so that they might gain control of Cybertron again. While Hot Rod (Hot Rod (Transformers)) led a squad of Autobots to Earth to recover the Matrix, which was recharging there, Optimus Prime ventured into the planet's depths to reach the computer, so that he might stabilize it at any

outstanding feature

remained steady at around 5%. Throughout subsequent decades, however, that age group expanded, and by 1989 it had grown to 11.6% of the population. It was expected to reach 16.9% by 2000 and almost 25.2% by 2020. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of this trend was the speed with which it was occurring in comparison to trends in other industrialized nations. In the United States, expansion of the sixty-five-and-over age group from 7% to 14% took seventy-five years; in the United Kingdom and Germany, this expansion took forty-five years. The same expansion in Japan only took twenty-four and a half years, passing 7% in late 1970 and 14% in early 1995. '''Heartsdales''' was a Japanese hip hop group composed of sisters 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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