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 Kyoto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Formerly the imperial capital of Japan, it is now the capital of Kyoto Prefecture, as well as a major city of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto metropolitan area.
Kyoto remained Japan's capital until the transfer of the government to Edo in 1868 at the time of the Imperial Restoration.
The new city, Heiankyō ("Heian capital") became the seat of Japan's imperial court in 794. /wiki/Kyoto   (1354 words)

 Jepang - Wikipédia
Over repeated ice-ages during the last million years, Japan was regularly connected by land bridges to the Asian mainland (by Sakhalin to the North, and probably Kyushu to the South), facilitating migrations of humans, animals and plants to the Japanese archipelago from the area that is now China and Korea.
Japan maintains one of the world's largest fishing fleets and accounts for nearly 15% of the global catch, prompting some claims that Japan's fishing is leading to overdepletion in fish stocks such as tuna as well as killing whales for 'scientific research', and the whale meat somehow ending up in seafood restaurants.
Japan is a temperate region with four distinct seasons, but because of its great length from north to south, its climate varies from region to region: the far north is very cold in the winter, while the far south is subtropical. /wiki/Jepang   (3262 words)

 Nuclear Weapons Program - Japan
Japan's small size, its geographically concentrated industry, and the close proximity of potentially hostile powers all render the country vulnerable to a nuclear strike.
The Japanese government values its close relations with the United States, and it remains dependent on the United States nuclear umbrella.
There are indications that Japan had a more sizable program than is commonly understood, and that there was close cooperation among the Axis powers, including a secretive exchange of war materiel. /nuke/guide/japan/nuke   (1581 words)

 Japan - Atlapedia Online
It is bound by the Sea of Japan, the Korea Strait and the East China Sea to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the east and the La Perouse Strait to the north.
As communist power rose in China, the US signed a self defense Security Treaty with Japan and proceeded to rearm the country.
In 1973 Japan experienced an oil crisis which exposed the country's deficiency of local energy supplies, however, by the second oil crisis of 1979 Japan was a world leader in energy saving technology. /online/countries/japan.htm   (2005 words)

 Tokyo - the free encyclopedia
Tokyo literally means "eastern capital" in Japanese, a meaningin opposition to an old capital to the west, Kyoto, which was renamed "Saikyo"(西京 Saikyō), meaning "western capital", for a brief period of time in the 19th century.
eastern capital) is the capital of Japan as well as the most populous conurbation in Japan, and theworld's largest metropolitan area by population with 33,750,000people living within its urban influence.
Tokyo is the central place of politics, economy, culture and academics in Japan as well as the home ofthe Japanese emperor and the seat of the national government, aswell as a major business and financial centre for all of East Asia. /?t=Tokyo   (1756 words)

 Timeline of Japanese History
Legends surrounding the founding of Japan are compiled as history in the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) and the Nihon shoki (Chronicle of Japan).
Draw on your knowledge of Japan's geography, history, and cultural values to predict how its influence will be modified by other peoples and nations.
Enactment of the new (democratic) constitution transforms Japan's political life, making it a truly parliamentary state. /frclasrm/readings/t000013.htm   (1067 words)

 Reason: Forcing Freedom: Can liberalism be spread at gunpoint?
The accomplishments in Japan and Germany were achieved by industrial societies with much human capital, a strong sense of national identity, and (in the case of Germany) some experience with representative government.
Germany and Japan are free societies today because free institutions were imposed on them by the victorious Allies.
More important, although an argument can be made that World War II had to be fought to safeguard U.S. security (U.S. intervention in World War I, by contrast, tipped the balance toward the Allies and created the conditions leading to the rise of authoritarianism and World War II), wars usually stifle rather than expand liberty. /0308/fe.rb.forcing.shtml   (4604 words)

 debate - OneLook Dictionary Search
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 List of historical national capitals
moved to Tokyo (see also: Capital of Japan debate)
That can be because the country ceased to exist, the capital moved, or the capital was renamed.
In this list are cities that once were national capitals, but now are not any more. /en/wikipedia/l/li/list_of_historical_national_capitals.html   (79 words)

 Morgan Stanley
  Plans to increase capital spending were most notable for the consumer staples, energy, telecom services, industrials, IT, and electric utilities, although all sectors had at least one industry group with plans to increase.
and semiconductor capital equipment plan to pursue joint ventures.
Telecommunications Services:  Business conditions were unchanged again in November although there has been some softness in wireless sales. /GEFdata/digests/latest-digest.html   (4380 words)

 AI Asia - Nara/Tenpyo Period
Although Buddhism entered Japan in 518, it was during the Nara period that it became a solid presence in Japanese culture when several schools of Buddhist thought imported from T'ang China made their way to the capital city.
In 708 she moved the capital city of Japan from Fujiwara to Heijo-Kyo, west of the modern city of Nara, thus giving the Nara period of Japanese history its name.
In 710, the capital was moved from the Asuka capital Fujiwara-kyô to Heijô-kyô and the city prospered as the capital of ancient Japan until 784. /cgi-antiquatedideas/asia/topic.cgi?forum=31&topic=6   (914 words)

 Kyoto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Formerly the imperial capital of Japan, it is now the capital of Kyoto Prefecture, as well as a major city of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto metropolitan area.
Kyoto remained Japan's capital until the transfer of the government to Edo in 1868 at the time of the Imperial Restoration.
The new city, Heiankyō ("Heian capital") became the seat of Japan's imperial court in 794. /wiki/Kyoto   (1370 words)

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In 1990, the diet (Japans parliament) passed a resolution to investigate moving Japan's capital city out of Tokyo.
The idea for moving the capital in Japan was firdt proposed and discussed when Tokyo hosted the 1964 Olympic games.
Tokyo's civic and prefecture government officials are totally opposed to a relocation of the national capital and feel that power should continue to be centralized in Tokyo. /~nlsd/grassroots/life/folk/docs/jflag.html   (244 words)

 Nara Period - Japan's History 710 AD to 784 AD
The Empress Gemmei established the capital at Nara, also known as Heijo kyo, where it remained the capital of Japanese civilization until the Emperor Kammu established the new capital at Nagaoka.
Nara Period - Japan 710 AD to 784 AD The Nara Period covers the History of Japan from about A.D. 710 to 784.
The capital at Nara was modeled after Chang'an (Xian), the capital city of Tang China. /history/history_period_nara.htm   (310 words)

 Encyclopedia topic: Municipality of Japan
Cities (shi, and the ku of Tokyo (The capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan)), towns (町, pronounced either cho or machi), villages (村, pronounced either son or mura) are basic municipalties.
Similarly, the ku of Osaka (Port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay; a commercial and industrial center of Japan), Kyoto (A city in central Japan on southern Honshu; a famous cultural center that was once the capital of Japan), and other large cities are non-municipal administration wards.
The ku of Tokyo (The capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan) are also translated as special ward. /encyclopedia/M/Mu/Municipality_of_Japan.htm   (1108 words)

 Japan NARA AND HEIAN PERIODS, A.D. 710-1185 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
Reforms and bureaucratization of government led to the establishment of a permanent imperial capital at Heijokyo, or Nara, in A.D. The capital at Nara, which gave its name to the new period (710-94), was styled after the grand Chinese Tang Dynasty (618-907) capital at Chang'an and was the first truly urban center in Japan.
Before the Taiho Code was established, the capital was customarily moved after the death of an emperor because of the ancient belief that a place of death was polluted.
In the late Nara period, financial burdens on the state increased, and the court began dismissing nonessential officials. /wfb2001/japan/japan_history_nara_and_heian_periods_ad_710_1185.html   (432 words)

 Nara --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The city of Nara, the prefectural capital, is located in the hilly northeastern edge of the Nara Basin, 25 miles (40 km) east of Osaka.
It was the national capital of Japan from 710 to 784—when it was called Heijo-kyo—and retains the atmosphere of ancient Japan.
Gallery in Japan dedicated to the preservation of the art and heritage of Nara, and Japanese Buddhist culture. /eb/article-9054830?tocId=9054830   (861 words)

 World Traveller --- Japan
Nara was essentially Japan's first permanent capital, from 710 AD through 785 AD, after which Kyoto became the capital city of Japan, until Edo (now Tokyo) became the capital city in 1868 AD.
Kyoto was the capital city of Japan from the year 794 AD through 1868 AD.
In Japan, I stayed in the city of Kyoto, whose city motto is Twelve Hundred Years of History, and from Kyoto I made side trips to Osaka and Nara. /pagestraveller/japan.html   (861 words)

 Asia on the Matrix: Nara, Japan
Although Nara lasted less than 75 years as the "permanent" capital of Japan, this short period was sufficient time to create some monumental structures that make a visit well worthwhile.
Until 710, Japan's capital was moved each time a new Emperor took the throne.
For photos of later periods, after the capital was moved to Kyoto, see the Temples of Eastern Kyoto and Temples of Western Kyoto pages. /asia/nara.asp   (258 words)

 Hiroshima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Finally Asano was appointed the daimyo of this area and Hiroshima served as the capital of Hiroshima han during the Edo period.
The city of Hiroshima (広島市; -shi) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, the largest of Japan's islands.
In 1949, Hiroshima was proclaimed a City of Peace by the Japanese parliament, at the initiative of its mayor Shinzo Hamai (b. /wiki/Hiroshima,_Japan   (1198 words)

 Nara Travel Guide
Japan's first permanent capital was established in the year 710 at Heijo, the city now known as Nara.
As the influence and political ambitions of the city's powerful Buddhist monasteries grew to become a serious threat to the government, the capital was moved to Nagaoka in 784.
Due to its past as the first permanent capital, it remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples. /e/e2165.html   (117 words)

 Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Nara was the capital of Japan from 710 to 784.
Criterion (iv): The layout of the Imperial Palace and the design of the surviving monuments in Nara are outstanding examples of the architecture and planning of early Asian capital cities.
Criterion (iii): The flowering of Japanese culture during the period when Nara was the capital is uniquely demonstrated by its architectural heritage. /pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=870   (255 words)

 Asia on the Matrix: Japan
For ten centuries (from 794 to 1868) Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan and official residence of the Emperor, though real political power often resided elsewhere with whatever Shogun held power at the moment.
While Japan is still a place of serene art, refined poetry and frequent festivals, modern life now dominates these quaint holdovers from the past.
For photos of the magnificent temples and castles, go to Temples of Eastern Kyoto, Temples of Western Kyoto (which includes the Temple of the Golden Pavilion) and Nara, The Ancient Capital. /asia/japan.asp   (577 words)

 Japan, Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
Nara, founded as Heijokyo (Heijo Capital), was the capital of Japan between 710 and 784.
In 784 the capital was moved to Nagaoka, currently a suburb of Kyoto, and in 794 to Kyoto.
Other cities, like Kyoto, were laid out according to the same principle. /Worldheritage/Nara.html   (72 words)

 Nat' Academies Press, Time Horizons and Technology Investments (1992)
Between 1973 and 1985, manufacturing gross fixed capital formation as a share of manufacturing gross domestic product averaged 12.4 percent in the United States and 19.1 percent in Japan, a ratio of 1.5 in Japan's favor.
Rates of capital formation as a percentage of gross domestic product in other competitor nations—West Germany (before unification), France, the United Kingdom and Canada—were lower than in Japan but almost universally higher than in the United States.
As a percentage of GNP, however, U.S. The most important international comparison would involve rates of net rather than gross capital formation, that is, the rate at which each nation is adding to its productive capital stock. /books/0309046475/html/10.html   (762 words)

 shogun on
The overthrow of the shogun in 1867 brought the Meiji restoration and the beginning of modern Japan.
The title itself, Sei-i-tai Shogun [barbarian-subduing generalissimo], dates back to 794 and originally meant commander of the imperial armies who led the campaigns against the Ainu in N Japan.
The shogunate was held in turn by the Minamoto family and their successors, with their capital at Kamakura (1192-1333); the Ashikaga, with their capital at Kyoto (1338-1597); and the Tokugawa, with their capital at Yedo (Tokyo) after 1603. /html/s1/shogun.asp   (762 words)

 Osaka Travel Guide
Before the Nara Period, when the capital used to be moved with the reign of each new emperor, Naniwa was once Japan's capital city, the first one ever known.
With a population of 2.5 million, Osaka is Japan's third largest and second most important city.
In the 16th century, Toyotomi Hideyoshi chose Osaka as the location for his castle, and the city may have become Japan's capital if Tokugawa Ieyasu had not terminated the Toyotomi lineage after Hideyoshi's death and moved his government to distant Edo (Tokyo). /e/e2157.html   (147 words)

 Japanese Architecture: Nara, Japan
Nara emerged as the first permanent capital of Japan from 710-784.
After 784, the Emperor transferred the capital to Kyoto in 784 to escape the intrigue of the growing Buddhist community in Nara.
Prior to that period, the location of the capital changed with the death of each Emperor (according to tradition, the death of an Emperor permanently defiled the site). /nara/NARAMAP.htm   (111 words)

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