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  District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A district is a division of a region.
A district ("amphoe") is a subdivision of a Province ("changwat") in Thailand.
Districts in Alaska are the equivalent of a county or parish in the Lower 48 states.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/District   (1182 words)

  
 Districts of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States.
Because district names had been unique in the province and nowadays prefecture boundaries are roughly aligned to province boundaries, most district names are unique in the prefecture.
Abuta District, Rumoi District, Sorachi District, and Yufutsu District are deceptively similar, but each of them is a single district allotted to two subprefectures.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Districts_of_Japan   (351 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Japan
On 31 March, 1908, the total population of Japan was 49,092,000 inhabitants; that of Formosa 3,155,005; and that of the Ainus (aborigines) 17,632.
The seas which surround Japan are the Pacific Ocean on the east, the Sea of Okhotsk on the North, the Sea of Japan on the west, and the China Sea on the south.
However, popular instruction in Japan is not atheistic; it gives as the basis for private or social morality primitive history or Japanese mythology, which assigns the origin of all things to the gods or ancestors of the country.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08297a.htm   (17760 words)

  
 Articles - District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A District is headed by a District Nazim (Mayor), who is an elected official and the local controller of the district level officers of all the departments under provincial government.
Districts tend to be less urbanised, tend to cover more than one population centre and a larger amount of rural area, and tend to have a smaller population than cities.
While cities and districts are generally considered to be two different types of territorial authority, the area covered by a city is often known as its district—for example the term district plan is used equally in districts and cities.
lastring.com /articles/District?mySession=c0ed1a58f6f8bd4a198a16e94b...   (1598 words)

  
 Japan Districts
Japan acquired additional lands as a result of the Russo-Japanese war of 1905: the southern half of Sakhalin Island (Karafuto in Japanese), the Kwantung peninsula, and other strongholds in Manchuria.
When the war ended in 1945, all of these conquests were taken from Japan, and restored, as far as possible, to their former status.
Japan is divided into 43 ken (prefectures), one to (metropolis - Tokyo), one do (territory - Hokkaido), and two fu (urban prefectures - Kyoto and Osaka).
www.statoids.com /ujp.html   (1305 words)

  
 Examining the Japanese History Textbook Controversies | Japan Digest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1982 the screening process in Japan became a diplomatic issue when the media of Japan and neighboring countries gave extensive coverage to changes required by the Ministry of Education.
Japan lost the war that is the center of the textbook controversy.
Second, many Americans see Japan as a harmonious, one-dimensional society; the fact that teachers' brought this textbook controversy—which involved lawsuits supported by tens of thousands of Japanese people—to the attention of their students may help to break down that stereotype.
www.indiana.edu /~japan/Digests/textbook.html   (1791 words)

  
 Japan Electoral Districts - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
Urban districts in the House of Representatives were increased by five in 1964, bringing nineteen new representatives to the lower house; in 1975 six more urban districts were established, with a total of twenty new representatives allocated to them and to other urban districts.
In the early 1980s, as many as five times the votes were needed to elect a representative from an urban district compared with those needed for a rural district.
The Supreme Court mandated the addition of eight representatives to urban districts and the removal of seven from rural districts in 1986.
www.photius.com /countries/japan/government/japan_government_electoral_districts.html   (355 words)

  
 Yoshiki District, Gifu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The district was dissolved on February 1, 2005 when the town and village in the district merged into the expanded city of Takayama.
As of 2003, the district had an estimated population of 11,938 and a density of 21.16 persons per km².
The town and village in the district, before merging in Takayama, were:
butte-silverbow.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Yoshiki_District,_Gifu   (146 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Japanese Schools Rejecting Textbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TOKYO, Aug. 14 -- Local school districts in Japan are overwhelmingly refusing to use a controversial history textbook that South Korea and China say justifies Japan's wartime aggression.
The expected rejection by almost all of Japan's 542 school districts will relieve some pressure on the government of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, who on Monday defied protests of Japan's Asian neighbors by paying homage at a shrine for the country's war dead.
The controversy centers on a text that critics say soft-pedals Japan's conquests in East Asia in the first half of the 20th century and suggests Japan was forced to go to war to defend itself.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A12270-2001Aug14?language=printer   (645 words)

  
 Lionsclubs.org - LCIF
Districts in Japan claimed nine of the top 10 spots in LCIF's top 20 contributing districts list for 2002-2003 while districts in the United States and Canada completely dominated the list of districts with the largest percentage increases in donations.
The only non-Japanese districts in the top 25 were District 354-D of the Republic of Korea with US$290,715 (8th overall) and District 354-A of the Republic of Korea with US$155,940 (25th).
Districts in the United States filled 20 of the top 25 slots in the list of districts with the largest percentage increase in donations to LCIF in 2002-2003 while districts in Canada occupied the other five spots.
www.lionsclubs.org /EN/content/lions_lcif_topdistricts.shtml   (196 words)

  
 Historic towns and districts in Japan
While many of Japan's historic buildings and districts have been lost in fires, wars and due to city redevelopment, some cities and towns have managed to preserve a street block or whole district of traditional buildings.
Traditional geisha districts are characterized by the wooden tea houses, in which the geisha perform during banquets.
For centuries, Japan's most important temples and shrines have attracted crowds of pilgrims and tourists, resulting in street blocks, city districts and whole towns, providing visitors with lodgings, food and souvenirs.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2422.html   (756 words)

  
 Small Firms in the Japanese Economy
In his first three chapters Whittaker presents a broad overview of how Japanese policymakers have looked upon small manufacturers, the formation of industrial districts in Japan, and the historical contribution of small industrial firms to Japan's economic ascent.
What emerges is a compelling picture of small manufacturing companies in present-day Japan and, in addition, useful insights into fundamental changes occurring in Japan's economy.
Whittaker's account is the most valuable analysis of small business in Japan currently available in English, complementing and going beyond David Friedman's analysis of Sakaki and providing both more depth and breadth than Penelope Franck's survey of small business development across the nation.
www.eh.net /bookreviews/library/0032.shtml   (1405 words)

  
 Japan Popular Culture - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
Although Japan is often thought of as a hard-working society with little time for pleasure, the Japanese seek entertainment wherever they can.
It is common to see Japanese commuters riding the train to work, enjoying their favorite comic book or listening through earphones to the latest in popular music on cassette players.
Japan has about 100 million television sets in use, and television is the main source of home entertainment and information for most of the population.
photius.com /countries/japan/society/japan_society_popular_culture.html   (468 words)

  
 JAPAN AND JAPANESE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Japan is a living paradox and a land of contrasts.
She is the symbol of Japan and the sun in the Rising Sun flag is her symbol.
The emperor of Japan is the head of the SHINTO religion.
www.uni.edu /becker/japanese.html   (1979 words)

  
 Demographic Briefs: Japan
Japan & Prefectures Population from 1920 & Area
Japan: Densely Inhabited Areas by Prefecture: 1995 (000504)
Japan Population 1965-2000 and 3 Largest Metropolitan Areas (20020907)
www.demographia.com /dbx-japan.htm   (236 words)

  
 U of M News Service
ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan Law School and the Japan Federation of Bar Associations are conducting a joint symposium in Tokyo on Feb. 26.
Titled "Inside the American Law School: Its Essence, Its Reality, and Its Potential in Japan," the symposium is designed to assist Japan in its transition to a legal education system based on the model of U.S. law schools.
And, according to West, "nearly one-third of all court districts in Japan have only one or no lawyers." In addition, there are only about 600 corporate transactional lawyers in a country that is the world's second largest economy.
www.umich.edu /news?Releases/2002/Feb02/chr022502b   (372 words)

  
 Japan: Densely Inhabited Districts: 1965-1995: Population & Area
Japan: Densely Inhabited Districts: 1965-1995: Population & Area
According to the Japan Statistics Bureau and Statistics Center a densely populated district has more than 4,000 residents per square kilometer (approximately 10,400 per square mile)
People should have the freedom to live and work where they like.
www.demographia.com /db-jp-denseareas.htm   (68 words)

  
 Tea HQ - Japanese Tea Ceremony
Mission is to promote a deeper understanding of Japan within a global context.
English language tanka and haiku sequence from a poetry journey to Japan.
An introduction to the traditional drums, stringed instruments, and flutes of Japan.
www.tea-hq.com /japaneseteaceremony   (663 words)

  
 WhiningDog.NET - Articles - Events - 2002 - Trip to Japan - Part 1
For many of us in the US, we have no idea what an electronics district is like until one visits the districts in Japan.
However it is true that in general most (if not all) of the items sold in Japan can be had for lesser prices here in the US.
For computer enthusiasts there’s nothing like walking the streets of these districts – it’s akin to walking into a Fry’s electronics store and looking at the rows and rows of motherboards and computer parts.
www.whiningdog.net /Articles/Events/2002/Japan/index.php   (266 words)

  
 Nutrition Research Newsletter: Diet and gastric cancer in five regions of Japan
Although gastric cancer rates have been declining in Japan in recent decades, this form of cancer is still an important cause of death in both japanese men and women.
The participants lived in five different districts of japan, including two districts with high mortality rates from gastric cancer (Akita and Tokyo), two with intermediate rates (Nagano and Iwate) and one with the lowest rate in the country (Okinawa).
The gastric cancer mortality rate was positively associated with the consumption of rice, pickled vegetables, and bean paste soup, and negatively with green vegetables and yellow vegetables.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0887/is_n2_v16/ai_19151978   (427 words)

  
 July 2000 Engineer Update   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The host nation program in Japan is the result of a voluntary initiative by the Government of Japan.
Alaska District, formerly a part of the North Pacific Division, came to POD during the major Corps reorganization in April 1997.
Today, members of POD are as likely to assist Samoan tribesmen or Aleute villagers with a small-boat harbor problem as they are soldiers in Honolulu or sailors in Japan with a new barracks or a new home for their families.
www.hq.usace.army.mil /cepa/pubs/jul00/story7.htm   (802 words)

  
 UNICEF - Press centre - Japan offers lifeline to Bangladesh flood victims   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
“Japan’s contribution will make a significant impact in improving the water and sanitation situation in the flood affected areas of Bangladesh, and reinforce people’s preparedness for future floods,” said UNICEF Representative Morten Giersing while paying a visit to the Ambassador of Japan to thank the Japanese Government for the timely contribution.
Japan will also support hygiene and sanitation promotional activities in the affected areas to raise people’s awareness on safe water and sanitation practices.
Japan will support these activities in partnership with the Department of Public Health Engineering and various non-governmental organizations.
www.unicef.org /infobycountry/media_23445.html   (244 words)

  
 Districts of Japan
A district (郡; gun) was the administrative unit during the period from 1890 to 1923, which is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States, and was ranked at the level below prefecture and above city, town or village.
It is still used in the Japanese addressing system to identify the location of towns or villages.
The article about Districts of Japan contains information related to Districts of Japan and Confusing cases in Hokkaido.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Districts_of_Japan   (263 words)

  
 Lesbian Japan -- And a Tour of the Mountain Districts of Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is the story of Japan in the middle of a gloriously mild, sunny winter of 2004/05.
The city is a hometown of Takeda Shingen Ko, the renowned general of the civil war period in the 16th century.
As she was leaving Japan to return to London the next day, it would be impossible for us to meet, she said.
www.angelfire.com /id/croon/nikki/lesbianjapan.html   (2082 words)

  
 Japan Nuclear Power Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kurashiki, known as the city of merchants and also the city of white walls, features one of the most beautifully restored historic districts in Japan.
Its white-walled storehouses and merchant houses dating from the Edo period (1603-1867) are set along the willow-lined banks of the Kurashiki River.
The proactive efforts of the city's forefathers, deeply aware of the cultural value of the buildings, and the community's love for its city and enthusiasm for preservation, have made it all possible.
www.japannuclear.com /nihonsalon/articles/2-eEpspsI1tpVjbRoO4Tvi/view   (240 words)

  
 Japan Sessions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This panel wrestles with the problem of being attentive to the ambiguity of the category "burakumin" and generating more complex models for comprehending the buraku issue by inviting scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds who have conducted research on the buraku issue.
While this research provided many important insights into the history it explored, it often had a doctrinaire tendency to legitimize the claims and prerogatives of a particular faction in the postwar liberation movement over those of other factions.
In recent years, researchers have begun to explore buraku history for perspectives that are more or less "liberated" from the politics of the liberation movement, and have begun to probe the complex relationship between discrimination and the rise of the modern nation-state in Japan.
www.aasianst.org /absts/2005abst/Japan/j-33.htm   (1166 words)

  
 Districts of Japan -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is still used in the (Click link for more info and facts about Japanese addressing system) Japanese addressing system to identify the location of towns or villages.
There are three Kamikawa Districts and two Nakagawa Districts in the (Click link for more info and facts about Hokkaido Prefecture) Hokkaido Prefecture.
Abuta District, Rumoi District, Sorachi District, and Yufutsu District are deceptively similar, but each of them is a single district allotted to two (Click link for more info and facts about subprefectures) subprefectures.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/di/districts_of_Japan.htm   (491 words)

  
 Station Information - Districts of Japan
A district (gun 郡 in Japanese) was the administrative unit during the period from 1890 to 1923, equivalent to the county of the United States, at the level below prefecture and above city, town or village.
It is still used in the Japanese addressing system to identify towns or villages.
See also: Geography of Japan, Japanese addressing system
www.stationinformation.com /encyclopedia/d/di/districts_of_japan.html   (66 words)

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