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Entertainment (R2), signed an agreement with Captain & Tennille to release three separate projects. The first was the home video release of Captain & Tennille's 1976 variety series, on a three-disc DVD set containing eleven complete episodes with bonus musical tracks. Second, R2 re-released all six of their albums, both from the original A&M and Casablanca labels, on newly-remastered CDs. Several of the CDs were previously only available in Japan. The new CDs, packaged both as individual CDs and in a box set, contain new liner notes written by Toni Tennille. accessdate 2006-08-30 The SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) Pandemic fuelled the desire for personal ionisers in the Far East, including Japan (where many products have been specialised to contain negative ion generators, including toothbrushes, refrigerators, air conditioners, air cleaners and washing machines). There are no specific standards for these devices. Notebook producer ASUS included an integrated air ioniser in the N51Vf laptop. http: www.asus.com product.aspx?P_ID 0Tc42s23bOdbbvY5 Through the heraldic fountain for water, the grappling iron (a device used for close range, early naval encounters), and the torpedo, the crest commemorates the Battle of Vella Gulf in the South Pacific during World War II. The then-Commander Moosbrugger led his ships into exceedingly close range against Japanese naval forces; took the enemy by surprise, and delivered a devastating torpedo attack, thereby annihilating the hostile force. For this action, he was awarded the Navy Cross. The gold laurel wreath is symbolic of Vice Admiral Frederick Moosbrugger's long and distinguished career. ''Cushing'' departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on 16 March 1998, for its new home port of Yokosuka, Japan. The Cushing had been homeported in Pearl Harbor since 1991 and was set to replace zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan
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under the stage name Fractal Glider. McCosh was noted for his original high energy sound, and for being representative of the Melbourne psychedelic trance scene. Nick Gormack. "Solaa back in the groove." ''The Press''. The Christchurch Press Company Limited, 20 December 2001. He appeared mainly in Australia, Japan and New Zealand, but also participated in parties and festivals in Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France and Belgium, including the Earthcore electronic music festival. Cyclone Wehner. "Clubland." ''Herald Sun''. Nationwide News Pty Limited, 8 January 2004, pg. I15. Early life Lê Văn Viễn was born in Cholon in 1904 to a Chinese (Hoa) father from (Chaozhou (Teochew people)) and a Vietnamese (Vietnamese people) mother. His father, Lê Văn Dậu, joined the Vietnamese branch of the Tiandihui when he migrated to Vietnam. Nguyen Hung (2005), pp. 11, 12 Viễn was head of the Bình Xuyên (Binh Xuyen) and was hunted by the French in the 1930s and 1940s until he and a number of his cohorts were eventually captured and sentenced to confinement in the penal colony on Côn Sơn Island. Ba Dương, meanwhile, had become a labor broker for the Japanese and entered into a relationship with the Japanese secret service's southern Vietnamese agent, Matsushita Mitsuhiro, a pivotal clandestine operator who was undercover as the director of Dainan Koosi, and was controlled by the Japanese Consul General in Hanoi, Yoshio Minoda. '''GE Fanuc''' and '''Fanuc GE CNC Europe''' were joint ventures of FANUC Ltd.(Japan) and General Electric Co. (USA). In August 2009 GE and FANUC agreed to dissolve the joint venture, this was completed in December 2009. The Software, Mil Aero and Control Systems businesses became part of General Electric and the CNC division became part of FANUC Ltd. (FANUC Robotics). '''Aki Maeda''' (前田亜季 ''Maeda Aki'', born 11 July 1985 in Kanagawa, Japan) is a Japanese actress and singer. She has an older sister named Ai Maeda (Ai Maeda (actress)). Life and career Nishio was born in Aomori Prefecture of Japan in 1927. He joined Aikikai Hombu Dojo in 1951 and began to teach around 1955. Before aikido he studied judo (4th Dan Kodokan Judo), karate (4th Dan Shindō jinen-ryū), iaido (7th Dan Nihon Zendoku Iaido) and jōdō and also Shintō Musō-ryū jōjutsu and Hōzōin-ryū sōjutsu. Skills gained from them he managed to smoothly include into his own specific aikido style where all techniques can be performed with the wooden sword ''bokken'' in hand as well as without weapons, and his weapon systems has few similarities to the more common system that derives from Morihiro Saito. He held the title of an Aikikai shihan and created a new school of Iaido with forms from aikido, called Aiki Toho Iaido or Nishio-ryu Iai. In 2003 Nishio received the Budo Kyoryusho award from Japanese Budo Federation for his lifetime contribution to development and worldwide propagation of aikido. He died in March 2005 aged 77. As of August 2008, the directory on the official Kokikai website listed dojos in Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, Russia and 19 US (United States) state (U.S. state)s. Dojo directory, Kokikai Aikido International website (accessed August 5, 2008) thumb left Mazda Familia van Y11 (File:Y11 Familia Van.jpg) The second series (Y11) began May 31, 1999, once again available only with a station wagon body, sold in the Japanese, New Zealand (as a Sunny) and Caribbean markets. It is mechanically related to the Nissan Sunny B15 series (Nissan Sunny#B15 series) but has a different exterior design. The interior design is shared with the Japanese market Nissan Sunny B15 as well. The second generation Wingroad received a face-lift in 2001, with a sleeker front end and a new interior. layout Front engine (Front-engine design), front-wheel drive four-wheel drive assembly Samut Prakarn, Thailand zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan
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'''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),