;ref name "Radical Getaway"
because the parties wanted to schedule their conventions after the 2008 Summer Olympics ended. It was also the first time in 21st Century that an incumbent president did not attend his party's convention (although President George W. Bush did appear by satellite). To preserve the grandeur of the National Mall, the White House, the Capitol, and various other key locations, the entire city is subject to strict building height limits. This limitation was placed in effect just
disillusioned with what Buddhism in Japan had become, foreseeing a decline in the potency and practicality of the teachings espoused. Standards compliance * Strict building codes to withstand frequent seismic activity were implemented in Japan in 1981. These codes applied only to new buildings, and existing buildings were not required to upgrade to meet the codes. One result of this was that during the great Kobe earthquake, many of the pre-1981 buildings were destroyed or written off, whereas most buildings built post-1981, in accordance with the new building codes, withstood the earthquake without structural damage. During the 1960s, the population, mainly the wealthier segments, experienced further increases in wealth, particularly those who remained politically faithful. International firms established their factories in Spain: salaries were low, taxes nearly non existent, strikes were forbidden, labour health or real state regulations were unheard of, and Spain was virtually a virgin market. Spain became the second-fastest growing economy in the world, just behind Japan). The rapid development of this period became known as the Spanish Miracle. At the time of Franco's death, Spain still lagged behind most of Western Europe, but the gap between its GDP per capita and that of the major Western European economies had greatly narrowed; in world terms, Spain was already enjoying a fairly high material standard of living with basic but comprehensive services. However, the period between the mid 1970s and mid 1980s was to prove difficult as, in addition to the oil shocks to which Spain was highly exposed, the settling of the new political order took priority over the modernising of the economy. While Liberia's ally, the United States, had already used Liberia as a military base, it was not until January 27, 1944, that Liberia renounced its neutrality and declared war on Germany and Japan. La situation des droits de l’homme au Libéria : un rêve de liberté p.6 In April 1944, Liberia signed the Declaration by United Nations. ''Abstaining:'' (32) Argentina, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burma, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Upper Volta (Republic of Upper Volta), Venezuela, Zaire, Zambia. After the Olympics, Herb Brooks was hired as the head coach of the National Hockey League's (National Hockey League) New York Rangers from 1981 until 1985. He went on to coach the Minnesota North Stars (1987-1988), the New Jersey Devils (1992-1993), and was then named the Pittsburgh Penguins Director of Player Development from 1993 until 1997 and Penguins head coach in 1999-2000. He also coached the French (France men's national ice hockey team) hockey team at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano (Nagano, Japan), Japan and again coached the United States men's hockey team at the 2002 games (2002 Winter Olympics) in Salt Lake City, Utah. They won a silver medal. * Italy – Italia 1 (Mediaset), Fox, Fox Life * Japan – NHK, Fox (Fox Broadcasting Company) * Kazakhstan – Sony Entertainment Television The stories tend to be about everyday experiences of women living in Japan. Though there are some that cover high school, most cover the lives of adult women. The style also tends to be a more restrained, realistic version of shōjo manga, keeping some of the wispy features and getting rid of the very large sparkly eyes. There are exceptions in the style described above, but what defines josei is some degree of stylistic continuity of comics within this particular demographic (the same is true with different demographics that have different stylistic tendencies). The spider family '''Liphistiidae''' comprises 5 genera (genus) and 85 species Platnick 2008 from Southeast Asia, China, and Japan. They are among the most basal (Basal (phylogenetics)) living spiders, belonging to the suborder Mesothelae. In Japan, the Kimura-gumo (''Heptathela kimurai'') is rather well-known. The spider family '''Liphistiidae''' comprises 5 genera (genus) and 85 species Platnick 2008 from Southeast Asia, China, and Japan. They are among the most basal (Basal (phylogenetics)) living spiders, belonging to the suborder Mesothelae. In Japan, the Kimura-gumo (''Heptathela kimurai'') is rather well-known. The ''Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra'' In this sutra, composed some time before 150 CE, the bodhisattva Vimalakīrti appears as a layman in order to teach the Dharma. This is seen by some as a strong assertion of the value of lay practice. zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan