and creating 6 new ones, before releasing it under the name ''Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs''. on December 20, 1966) is a Japanese singer and voice actress (seiyū) from Chiba (Chiba, Chiba). She has been part of the singing group Goddess Family Club. Tōma also works for Aoni Production. Because of her mature voice, she often plays strong
, beautiful women. Three basic features of '''Japan's system of criminal justice''' characterize its operations. First, the institutions—police, government prosecutors' offices, courts (Judicial system of Japan), and correctional organs (Penal system of Japan)—maintain close and cooperative relations with each other, consulting frequently on how best to accomplish the shared goals of limiting and controlling crime (crime in Japan). Second
Japan Shunji Yanai 2005 2011– - '''Yosakoi''' (よさこい) is a unique style of dance that originated in Japan. Yosakoi started in the city of Kōchi (Kōchi, Kōchi) in 1954, as a modern rendition of Awa Odori, a traditional summer dance. Yosakoi-style dancing has spread throughout much of Japan. The style of dance is highly energetic, combining traditional Japanese dance movements with modern music. The choreographed dances are often performed by large teams. Along
, 2005 by Rising Star Games and Atari, and in North America on October 3, 2006 by Codemasters. Career The Gyres played numerous gigs (concert) in the United Kingdom, Europe and Japan, supporting and touring (concert tour) with Cast (Cast (band)), Oasis (Oasis (band)), Reef (Reef (band)), Echobelly, Bon Jovi, and David Bowie. The band enjoyed limited success, and eventually disbanded after walking away from their independent record label
July 2004 to November 2007. He had responsibility for Air Force activities spread over half the globe in a command that supports 55,500 Air Force people serving principally in Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Japan and South Korea. When Lara arrives in Japan, she meets her friend in the Japanese media, Toru Nishimura at a party he is hosting. Lara plans to meet Takamoto to negotiate for his sword fragment. When Lara comes out of Nishimura's office, she finds the party guests scrambling to the elevator, and Takamoto's heavily tattooed Yakuza henchmen gesturing for them to go upstairs. Lara starts talking to Takamoto. Takamoto refuses to negotiate, claims he has no idea what she is talking about, and orders his goons to kill Lara. Lara disposes of the goons and chases Takamoto across the rooftops of Tokyo all the way to the roof of his penthouse apartment. Takamoto uses the power of the fragment to attack Lara but she kills him and recovers it. Lara is then picked up in a helicopter by Nishimura, who says Zip has found Rutland, deep in the Ghana rain forest. * Paraíso, Peru – Lara meets Anaya in the town square of the small town, but they soon find themselves under fire by Rutland's mercenaries. After the attack, she takes a motorbike to the old ruins near Paraíso, where years ago, an unknown creature ambushed Lara's amateur archaeological expedition and killed most of her university colleagues. She returns to find out if the woman Rutland mentioned, Amanda Evert, survived the slaughter. * Tokyo, Japan – A piece of the sword, stolen from Waseda University, is in the hands of a Yakuza boss and Lara travels to Tokyo to acquire it. She arrives at a corporate party hosted by her friend in the Japanese Media, then traverses the rooftops of Tokyo to get to the Yazuka boss's penthouse. Lara then discovers that the boss, Shogo Takamoto, can use the fragment to obtain supernatural powers, so she kills Takamoto and takes the fragment from him. * Ghana, Africa – James Rutland is discovered to be on the trail of another sword fragment, in Ghana, near an archaeological site that Lara's father and mother worked on before Lara was born. Lara follows Rutland and discovers a temple hidden behind a large waterfall. She finds a locket that her mother lost on the expedition. She then confronts Rutland, but spares his life, keeping the sword fragment. "'''Addicted to You'''" is a song by Hikaru Utada, released as her fifth overall single (4th Japanese-language), released on November 10, 1999. It sold 1,784,000 copies and hit number one on the Oricon charts for two consecutive weeks, selling 1,067,510 in its first week. It was her breakthrough single into Japan being the second highest first week sales in Japan of all time only behind Mr. Children's 1996 single "Namonaki Uta". The single was produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for Flyte Tyme Productions. In addition, the cover photos of the single were taken by the late legendary photographer, Richard Avedon. It currently holds the record for the third-highest one-week sales in Japan. This is Japan's 39th best selling single. There are currently 18 books in the series. Additionally published is ''Cairo Jim's Bumper Book of Flabbergasting Fragments'', a book of poems, short stories and puzzles for fans of the series. The Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood books are published in many different languages in the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Korea, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Hungary, and New Zealand. '''Plastics''', or '''The Plastics''', were a short-lived Japanese new wave (New Wave music) music group prominent in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their music was a major influence on Japanese pop music and their songs have been covered by many bands, most notably Polysics and Pizzicato Five. Biography Katagami was born in Ehime, Japan, and graduated Waseda University in 1906, majoring English literature. He supported naturalism (naturalism (literature)) as an editor of a journal ''Waseda bungaku''. MC Mong's style falls into both the k-pop and Hip hop genre. On top of his own rapping, MC Mong's songs frequently feature guest vocalists. For his third album, MC Mong flew to Tokyo, Japan to record a duet with Lisa (Lisa (musician)), a former member of M-Flo. MC Mong wanted a female vocalist to continue the sequel from his first album's song "A Letter to You" ( zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan
specifications. Presidency In ''Debt of Honor'', Ryan returns to government service to deal with a second war between Japan and the United States. For a brief time Ryan is the National Security Advisor, but when Vice President (Vice President of the United States) Ed Kealty is forced to resign after a sex scandal, President Roger Durling taps him for the job. Ryan accepts the Office of Vice President on the condition that it is only until the end of Durling's current term. He
into creating the English dub of ''Princess Mononoke'' with famous actors and actresses, yet when they released it in theatres there was little or no advertising and it was given a very limited run, showing in only a few theatres and for a very short time. Disney later complained about the fact that the movie did not do well at the box office. In September 2000, the film was announced for release on DVD in North America exclusively with the English dub. In response to fans' requests to add the Japanese
Agricultural Experimentation Center the Western Suburban Park (西郊公园), and began gradually rebuilding the zoo. In 1952, national leaders Mao Zedong, Zhu De, and Ren Bishi donated their war horses to the park. The park was renamed the Beijing Zoo in 1955. The zoo sent staff to study zoo management in the Soviet Union and Poland, and began to trade animals with Eastern Bloc countries, Japan, Burma, India, and Indonesia to expand its collection. Leading Chinese
;Historical Diving Society magazine issue 45, page 43 Cross-cultural research has found differences in attitudes towards aggression in different cultures. In one questionnaire study of university students, in addition to men overall justifying some types of aggression more than women, USA respondents justified defensive physical aggression more readily than Japanese or Spanish (Spain) respondents, whereas Japanese students preferred direct verbal aggression
with Lord of the Dance (Lord of the Dance (musical)) and gave concerts in Japan and South Korea. thumb 250px right A location in Eden Prairie, MN (Image:11-16-06-EPMN-PeiWei.jpg) '''Pei Wei Asian Diner''' ( zh:日本 Commons:Category:Japan Wikipedia:Japan Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan
at the 1996 Summer Olympics football event , making the tournament's all-star team. He scored in the Gold Medal game itself against Argentina. After missing the entire 1997 98 Premier League season with a knee injury, Babayaro recovered just in time to make the France 98 (1998 FIFA World Cup) squad. He was also Nigeria's captain at the 2000 Summer Olympics (Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics) in Sydney, and took part in the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup
'''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),