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  japan-guide.com - Japan Travel and Living Guide
Our goal is to deliver comprehensive, up to date information on traveling and living in Japan, first-hand from Japan.
The newest edition of the Lonely Planet Japan, one of the best English guide books on Japan, was released in October 2007.
The Japan Rail Pass is just one of many rail passes for train travel in Japan.
www.japan-guide.com   (384 words)

  Japan - MSN Encarta
Japan is sometimes referred to in English as the “land of the rising sun.” Tokyo is the country’s capital and largest city.
Japan is a major economic power, and average income levels and standards of living are among the highest in the world.
Japan entered the 19th century with a prosperous economy and a strong tradition of centralized rule, but it was isolated from the rest of the world and far behind Western nations in technology and military power.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761566679/Japan.html   (1331 words)

  Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Japan is an economic world power with the world's second largest economy, and is the sixth largest exporter and importer and is a member of the United Nations, G8, G4, and APEC.
Japan's medieval era was characterized by the emergence of a ruling class of warriors, the samurai.
Japan is among the world's largest and most technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemical, textiles, and processed foods and is home to some of the largest and most well-known multinational corporations and commercial brands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japan   (6145 words)

Japan), is situated north-west of the Pacific Ocean and east of the Asiatic Continent.
Japan was 49,092,000 inhabitants; that of Formosa 3,155,005; and that of the Ainus (aborigines) 17,632.
Japan was received with great honour, and on 18 December of the same year, a representative of the emperor assisted respectfully at the ceremony of the funeral service for Alphonso XII, King of Spain.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08297a.htm   (12866 words)

 NTI: Country Overviews: Japan: Profile
Japan's 1947 constitution, which renounces the right to use force or the threat of force as a means of settling international disputes, sets important limits on Japanese security policy.
Japan's two-stage H-2 rocket is capable of placing a two-ton payload into orbit, but the H-2 is not optimal for ballistic missile applications due to its reliance on cryogenic liquid hydrogen and oxygen fuel.
Japan is an active member of the MTCR and was involved in drafting the International Code of Conduct Against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (ICOC).
www.nti.org /e_research/profiles/Japan/index.html   (1319 words)

 Asia Times Online :: Japan News and Japanese Business and Economy
Japan's excessively heavy dependence on crude oil from the Middle East may be shifting - it imported 2% less of the commodity from the region in 2006 - as the resource-poor country seeks out and cultivates alternative sources of fuel.
Japan is proud of the fact that the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, which went into effect two years ago this month, was negotiated in its ancient capital.
Japan is once again going on the offensive - a banking system flush with money, low international interest rates, and the renewed health of corporate balance sheets have created the right conditions for the country's firms to re-enter the global merger and acquisition game.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Japan.html   (2341 words)

 The EU's relations with Japan - Introduction
For example, Japan is a generous and welcome donor to the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Bosnia and Kosovo and to Serbia.
Japan has announced its intent to strengthen political relations with the EU, a development which is seen positively in Europe.
Japan’s exports to the EU increased by over 40% during the last eight years between 1993 and 2004 from €50.1 billion to € 73.5 billion, whereas EU exports to Japan increased during the same period from € 28.8 billion to € 43.1 billion.
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/japan/intro/index.htm   (1443 words)

 Japan (11/06)
Manchukuo was dissolved, and Manchuria was returned to China; Japan renounced all claims to Formosa; Korea was occupied and divided by the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.; southern Sakhalin and the Kuriles were occupied by the U.S.S.R.; and the U.S. became the sole administering authority of the Ryukyu, Bonin, and Volcano Islands.
Japan's economic engagement with its neighbors is increasing, as evidenced by the conclusion of an EPA with Singapore and the Philippines, and its ongoing negotiations for EPAs with Thailand and Malaysia.
Japan is an indispensable partner on UN reform and the second largest contributor to the UN budget.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/4142.htm   (5020 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom
Japan is ranked 5th out of 30 countries in the Asia–Pacific region, and its overall score is much higher than the regional average.
Japan is weaker in freedom from government and financial freedom.
Japan's insurance industry is the world's second largest, and 26 foreign firms account for 25 percent of the insurance market.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Japan   (970 words)

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Japan proper has four main islands, which are (from north to south) Hokkaido, Honshu (the largest island, where the capital and most major cities are located), Shikoku, and Kyushu.
Japan became one of the world's leading producers of machinery, motor vehicles, ships, and steel, and by the 1980s it had become a leading exporter of high-technology goods, including electrical and electronic appliances.
Japan has also become a global leader in financial services, with some of the world's largest banks, but for many years after the collapse of the stock and real estate markets in the early 1990s many of Japan's banks were burdened with high numbers of nonperforming loans.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/world/countries/japan.html?nav=el   (6187 words)

 Japan: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
An archipelago in the Pacific, Japan is separated from the east coast of Asia by the Sea of Japan.
Japan surrendered formally on Sept. 2, 1945, aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107666.html   (1663 words)

 Japanese Yen and Japan currency information including currency exchange rates
Japan is most vulnerable to rising crude oil prices, as it imports all its oil and, being an export-dependent nation, is highly sensitive to rising energy costs.
Japan lags behind the rest of world in regards to foreign trade, bringing about a number of structural problems as well as low productivity for domestic companies.
When the strength of the yen rises, it hurts the manufacturing industry of Japan, which is a large component of the Japanese economy.
www.gocurrency.com /countries/japan.htm   (756 words)

 Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is said that at the time of the Mongol Invasions of Japan (1274 and 1281) the priest Nichiren presented a sun flag to the shogun.
The vertical to horizontal ratio was set at 2:3, the disc was to be placed at the exact center, and the diameter of the disc was to equal three-fifths of the vertical measurement of the flag.
After a period of no military aviation in Japan, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Nihon Koku-Jieitai) was formed on 1 July 1954 together with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (Kaijyo Jieitai) and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (Rikujo Jieitai) with their air arms.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/jp.html   (962 words)

 JAPAN   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Japan from an Anthropological Perspective An analytical text divided into three sections: Geography and History, Culture and Society, and Contemporary Issues.
Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) "As of November 1997, JPRI has now released all publications prior to 1997.
Counseling and Support in Japan "A 'bi-lingual' page with its main aims are to give information on counseling, online support and mental health care available in Japan and to provide a forum where anyone experiencing emotional challenges can communicate their feelings and get support."
asnic.utexas.edu /asnic/countries/japan   (854 words)

 Japan Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Whether you end up taking photos of a reproduction Eiffel Tower, surfing an indoor wave, musing in a Zen temple, shacking up in a love hotel or kipping down in a capsule, you'll do best to come with an open mind and be prepared to be surprised.
When To Go Spring (March to May), with its clear skies and cherry blossoms, is probably the most celebrated Japanese season, but the Golden Week period, which is 29 April to 7 May, is a holiday period for the Japanese and many of the more popular travel destinations tend to be flooded with domestic tourists.
Bluelist it › If you want your list to be considered for the Japan book, use the keyword 'highlight'.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/japan   (377 words)

 Japan-Zone.com - Japan Travel Guide, Japanese Pop Culture, History, Japanese Girls, Japanese Guys
Japan travel guide, information on Japan and Japanese culture.
Such is the power of superstitions in Japan.
USEFUL INFO: Japan Zone has a wide variety of useful information for the traveler.
www.japan-zone.com   (418 words)

 Japan News - Topix
News on Japan continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Japan to join forces with U.S., if China attacks Taiwan
North Korean party newspaper "Minju Choson" criticized the comments made by Japan's Ex-Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma last week that were largely taken as justifying the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and...
www.topix.net /world/japan   (612 words)

 Japan: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
From Japan to Afghanistan: the U.S.-Japan joint security relationship, the war on terror, and the ignominious end of the pacifist......
Japan's nonnuclear weapons policy in the changing security environment: issues, challenges, and strategies.
Taiwan in Japan's Relations with China and the United States after the Cold War.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107666.html   (1760 words)

 Embassy of Japan
Japan Foreign Minister Taro Aso: "..as far as global challenges or issues are concerned, fundamentally they have to be addressed on the basis of shared values between Japan and the United States, those of basic human rights, democracy, freedom and rule of law."
Registration Procedure at lodging facilities in Japan to be changed as of April 1, 2005
Japan U.S. Summit Meeting: The Japan-U.S. Alliance of the New Century
www.us.emb-japan.go.jp /english/html/index.htm   (394 words)

 YouTube - Japan
No, not exactly, I have heard that most ppl who go 2 Japan just r in luv with anime and manga and the culture, that doesn't have to mean ur fat or a nerd.
im not making fun of japan, im just stating that nerds like going to japan for some reason, its a common fact and again 3/4 chance everyone in this forum watches anime again pretty gay but thats cool if your into that sort of thing.
Japan in 2400 photos, 4 minutes and 43 seconds.
youtube.com /?v=yt5IztKpYps   (292 words)

 Japan - Country Profile - Nippon, Travel and Tourism
Location: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan (East Sea), east of the Korean Peninsula.
While retaining its time-honored culture, Japan rapidly absorbed Western technology during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
After its devastating defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become the second most powerful economy in the world and a staunch ally of the US.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/japan.htm   (979 words)

COUNTRY DESCRIPTION:  Japan is a stable, highly developed parliamentary democracy with a modern economy.  Tourist facilities are widely available.  Find information quickly and easily on consular services for all of Japan, including registration, passport renewal, legal matters and safety and security, using convenient, alphabetized links at http://japan.usembassy.gov/acs.
U.S.-style and standard psychiatric care can be difficult to locate in major urban centers in Japan, and generally is not available outside of Japan's major cities.  Extended psychiatric care for foreigners in Japan is difficult to obtain at any price; see http://japan.usembassy.gov/e/acs/tacs-psychadmissions.html for more information.
Persons traveling to Japan carrying prescription and non-prescription medications should consult the Japanese Embassy, or a Japanese Consulate, in the United States before leaving the U.S. to confirm whether they will be allowed to bring the particular medication into Japan.  A full listing of phone numbers and email addresses is available at http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/consulat.htm.
travel.state.gov /travel/japan.html   (1584 words)

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