Vestax introduced a series of cassette based multitracks to challenge established products from Fostex, Yamaha and Tascam's portastudios. Today, as music making continues to evolve in this high-tech age, Vestax are more commonly known for innovative sound developments such as signal processors (Digital signal processor), DJ Mixers (DJ mixer), professional turntables (phonograph) and Compact Disc players. Overview The Group of Seven (G8#History) (G7 (G8#History)) was an unofficial forum which brought together the heads of the richest industrialized countries: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada starting in 1976. The G8, meeting for the first time in 1997, was formed with the addition of Russia. Saunders, Doug. "Weight of the world too heavy for G8 shoulders," ''Globe and Mail'' (Toronto). July 5, 2008. In addition, the President of the European Commission has been formally included in summits since 1981. Reuters: "Factbox: The Group of Eight: what is it?", July 3, 2008. The summits were not meant to be linked formally with wider international institutions; and in fact, a mild rebellion against the stiff formality of other international meetings was a part of the genesis of cooperation between France's President Giscard d'Estaing and West Germany's Chancellor Helmut Schmidt as they conceived the initial summit (1st G6 summit) of the Group of Six (G8#History) (G6 (G8#History)) in 1975. Reinalda, Bob and Bertjan Verbeek. (1998). ''Autonomous Policy Making by International Organizations,'' p. 205. thumb right Fuji Rabbit Junior in Chile (Image:Fuji Rabbit Junior Parque Arauco 2009 (3).jpg) The '''Fuji Rabbit''' was a motor scooter produced in Japan by Fuji Heavy Industries from 1946 through 1968. Arriving in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, 9 January 1945 for the initial landings on Luzon (Battle of Luzon), ''Dashiell'' remained there on patrol and fire support duty until 10 February. She downed at least three suicide planes, sank several Japanese small craft, and destroyed key positions ashore. She arrived at Ulithi 28 February to join the fast carrier task groups of the 5th Fleet (U.S. 5th Fleet) for the raids on Japan and Okinawa during March in preparation for the Okinawa invasion (Battle of Okinawa). ''Dashiell'' screened the assault on 1 April, and remained off the island on radar picket duty. Her toughest battle against the kamikaze flights came on 14 April, when 20 planes attacked her station. She splashed four and outmaneuvered the rest, but was damaged by the near miss of a bomb and put into Ulithi 23 April for repairs. Returning to Okinawa 17 May, she joined the 3d Fleet (U.S. 3rd Fleet) for continued air attacks on Japan into August. At the end of the war she entered Tokyo Bay and remained there until 6 September, when she sailed for Pearl Harbor and Charleston, S.C., arriving 21 October. ''Dashiell'' was placed out of commission in reserve there 30 March 1946. Occurrence Pyroxferroite was first discovered in 1969 in lunar rock (Moon rock) samples from the Sea of Tranquility (Mare Tranquillitatis) during the Apollo (Project Apollo) missions. Together with armalcolite and tranquillityite, it is one of the three minerals which were first found on the Moon. Lunar Sample Mineralogy, NASA Later, pyroxferroite was detected in Lunar and Martian meteorites recovered in Oman. It also occurs in the Earth's crust, in association with clinopyroxene, plagioclase, ilmenite, cristobalite, tridymite, fayalite, fluorapatite and potassic feldspar, and forms series with pyroxmangite. Pyroxferroite has been found in the Isanago mine (mining), in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan; near Iva, Anderson County, South Carolina, USA; from Vaaster Silfberg, Vaarmland, Sweden; and Lapua, Finland. In the original lunar samples, pyroxferroite was associated with similar minerals, but also with troilite which is rare on Earth, but is common on the Moon and Mars. zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan
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). First announced at Photokina 2004, it went on sale in Japan on 21 October 2005 at the price of ¥80,000. The GR Digital is Ricoh's digital successor to their popular 35 mm (135 film) GR series film cameras. The Ricoh GR Digital was succeeded by the Ricoh GR Digital II. The '''long green wrasse''', ''Pseudojuloides elongatus'', is a wrasse of the genus ''Pseudojuloides'', found in Japan, New South Wales and Western Australia in Australia, and the Poor Knights Islands off the east coast of Northland (Northland Region) in New Zealand, in weedy reef areas at depths of between 10 and 30 m. Its length is between 8 and 15 cm. '''Babamania''' is a Japanese J-pop rock (J-Rock) group best known for their 2003 hit "Wanna Rock," which is known internationally due to its inclusion on the multi-platform video game ''FIFA Football 2004''. They are also known for their track "Doobee Doowop Communication" which was played at the end of the anime ''Rockman EXE Stream''. '''''Saturnight''''' (subtitled ''Live in Tokyo'') is a 1974 live album by Cat Stevens, released only in Japan, to support UNICEF. *Sir Edgar Unsworth, KC, QC, CMG, KBE, British lawyer and judge; Chief Justice of Gibraltar and Attorney-General for Northern Rhodesia *Fr Bernard Vaughan, Jesuit, preacher, ardent social reformer, worked among the poor of Westminster and in the East End. His sermons on "The Sins of Society" attracted large audiences. He preached at Montreal in 1910, traveled in Canada, the United States, and Alaska, and lectured in China, Japan, Italy, and France. In 1915 he became chaplain to Catholic troops of the British expeditionary army on the Continent *Herbert Vaughan, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster '''''Futabasaurus''''' is a genus of plesiosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Fukushima (Fukushima Prefecture), Japan. Described and named in 2006 (2006 in paleontology), it was assigned to the family Elasmosauridae. The length was about 7 m, and the weight was about 3~4 tons. ''Futabasaurus'' is the first elasmosaurid found in Japan. The type species is ''F. suzukii''. Many of the bones of the type specimen (holotype) show apparent scavenging or predation by sharks. zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan
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, bipedal humanoid robot introduced in June 2004 by a Japanese company Kondo Kagaku. At the time of its introduction it was one of the least expensive programmable bipedal robots (prices averaging around $1,600 in the United States and ¥128,000 in Japan). The robot is 34 cm high and has 17 degrees of freedom (each joint is powered by individual servomotor). It is capable of a wide range of motions, including quick kung-fu-style fighting moves.
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, honesty, cleanliness, education, wasted public funds, youths, and public health and safety. It also honored the late Pope John Paul II when Arnold Clavio did a special coverage regarding the late pope's funeral. He also acted as a quiz master regarding the report of education, which reported the education system is weakening. On their fifth anniversary special, the show acted as "Santa Claus" by giving computers to each police station in Metro Manila. It has also featured out of the country specials (in the United States, Japan, Italy, Singapore, France, and Germany). '''''Hydrangea petiolaris''''', a '''Climbing hydrangea''' (syn: '''''Hydrangea anomala'' subsp. ''petiolaris'''''), is a species of ''Hydrangea'' native to the woodlands of Japan, the Korean peninsula, and on Sakhalin island of easternmost Siberia in the Russian Far East. Missouri Botanic Garden: ''Hydrangea anomala'' subsp. ''petiolaris'' . accessed 5.1.2011 thumb North American F-100D-40-NH Super Sabre Serial 55-2760 assigned to the 562d TFS 388th TFW, then to 7th TFS 49th TFW (Image:F-100-55-2760-49tfw-etain.jpeg) Headquarters, '''49th Fighter-Bomber Wing (49th Fighter Wing)''' was assigned to Étain Air Base, absorbing the assets of the 388th FBW. The wing was relocated to France from Misawa Air Base, Japan. Worldwide DOD Budget restrictions during FY 1958 affected PACAF as well as USAFE and the 49th FBW based in Japan had to be retired. As the 388th was originally formed in December 1942, and the 49th was formed in January 1941, the older wing's heritage was preserved by transferring its lineage to Étain. '''Ramo Nakajima''' (中島らも ''Nakajima Ramo'', April 3, 1952 – July 26, 2004) was a respected Japanese cult novel writer, essayist, copywriter, and also appeared frequently on Japanese TV as an actor. He was born in Amagasaki City (Amagasaki, Hyogo), Hyōgo Prefecture. Gameplay This is a racing game featuring courses set in Japan, Italy, Monaco and the USA. Players can compete head-to-head up to a maximum of eight when four cabinets are linked together. Pampisford Hall, the principal house of the village, was rebuilt to the designs of George Goldie (George Goldie (architect)) for James Binney, whose descendants still live there. In the park is a pinetum, planted with fir trees from Japan, Mexico, China, California, Austria, and the Pyrenees. '''Roman Zentsov''' ( 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),