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The revival of the Japanese wolf: the Jomon Shiba
As opposed to the "bad wolf" of the European myths and fairy-tales, the wolf in Japan was considered as a "benign beast" (ekiju).
In 1889 the Hokkaido wolf was eradicated by the farmers and breeders on the Northern island, in 1905 the last Honshu wolves died due to a rabies epidemic.
www.shiba-dog.de /shiba-klub/urtyp-en.htm   (6337 words)

 Japan - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Japanese society is ethnically and linguistically homogeneous, with small populations of primarily Okinawans (1.5 million), North and South Koreans (1 million), Chinese and Taiwanese (0.5 million), Filipinos (0.5 million), and Brazilians — mostly of Japanese descent — (250,000), as well as the indigenous Ainu minority in Hokkaido.
Japanese citizenship is conferred on an infant when a family member registers the infant's birth in the family registry held by a neighborhood ward office.
The Japanese population is rapidly aging, the effect of a post-war baby boom followed by a decrease in births as the country modernized in the latter part of the 20th century (notable aspects including the shift from agricultural to urban lifestyles and the increasing tendency for women to remain in the workplace).
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/j/a/p/Japan.html   (4996 words)

 E-Budo.com - Last known Japanese wolf said killed in 1910
The last remaining Japanese wolf was discovered to have been a wolf killed in Fukui Prefecture in 1910, according to findings published in the latest issue of Tokyo University of Agriculture's scientific journal, Animate.
But because the animal was thought to be larger than a Japanese wolf, and a Korean wolf on display in the prefecture had escaped from a nearby zoo at around the time the photo was taken, it was thought to most likely have been a Korean wolf.
Also, the day after the wolf was captured and killed, employees from a nearby zoo confirmed that the animal was not the missing Korean wolf, according to the diary.
www.e-budo.com /forum/printthread.php?t=24936   (955 words)

 The Cryptid Zoo: Japanese Dwarf Wolf (or Shamanu)
Japanese scientists have looked at a number of wolf-like animals of the same size as the shamanu since then, but they have not overturned the diagnosis of extinction.
The Japanese have a long cultural history of respecting official pronouncements made by authority figures, to the extent that overturning a fact that has been accepted for decades would be extremely unsettling, much more so than it would be to scientists from western cultures.
The Japanese wolf is what is known as a keystone species, a top predator that is needed in order for the ecosystem to function.
www.newanimal.org /japwolf.htm   (812 words)

Japanese Drama: An adaptation of Wuthering Heights, with a time shift from the 19th Century to the Middle Ages.
When four rival Japanese businessman are caught in a rebellion, they are forced to make their way through the jungle to safety.
Japanese documentary tracing the lives of two children orphaned by the tragic bombing of Hiroshima.
www.hlc.unimelb.edu.au /audio/media/Library/Japanese.shtml   (1431 words)

 Brett L. Walker | Meiji Modernization, Scientific: Agriculture, and the Destruction of Japan's Hokkaido Wolf | ...
Given such attitudes, those wild animals that threatened Japanese grain farmers, such as deer and wild boar, came to be seen as truly noxious in the context of Japan's early modern agronomy, while wolves, which chased these ungulates from grain fields, became friends of the noble Confucian farmer.
This was the savage wolf killing culture of the United States in the mid-nineteenth century, of which the "law of the prairie" was a part.
Some critics of the Japanese settlement of Hokkaido claimed that, because the female wife of the wolf god was often depicted or described as a Japanese court lady, that Japanese trumped up the story to place Ainu in a subordinate position to themselves, as children of the Japanese.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/eh/9.2/walker.html   (11169 words)

 Digimorph - Canis lupus lycaon (gray wolf)
In North America, the gray wolf is endangered in Mexico and the 48 conterminous states of the U.S. except for Minnesota, where it is threatened.
This is not surprising given that several populations of the gray wolf lineage gave rise to the domestic dog.
Osteometrical and CT examination of the Japanese wolf skull.
digimorph.org /specimens/Canis_lupus_lycaon   (956 words)

 The WEREWeb - Japanese Wolf Folklore
The Japanese wolf actually is cowardly (therefore hardly dangerous) and a big eater.
The voluntary one was mostly accomplished by wearing the skin of a wolf, or a girdle made of it, and could be stopped by discarding the garment; but other means were not unknown, especially also magic potions connected with the animal's body.
In the North of Europe, the wolf's place is often taken by the bear, and to some extent this is the case with the Ainu of North Japan.
www.swampfox.demon.co.uk /utlah/Articles/japwolf.html   (2027 words)

 Absolute Anime / Wolf's Rain
That's a wolf: kind of humanlike in its survival instincts.
Wolf's Rain has been one of the most highly anticipated shows since it is from the creators of the ever popular Cowboy Beebop.
Kiba, a white wolf, is searching for paradise relentlessly.
www.absoluteanime.com /wolfs_rain/index.htm   (404 words)

 Wolf Song of Alaska: Scholar Finds Parallels Between U.S./Japanese Attitudes Toward Wolves
Farmers went to shrines to buy wolf talismans they could place around their grain fields for protection.
The last Japanese wolf was killed in 1905.
Walker was teaching Japanese history at Yale, but came to MSU last year to teach Japanese history and become director of the new Japan Studies Program (www.montana.edu/japan).
www.wolfsongalaska.org /Wolves_Japan_parallels.htm   (834 words)

 Lioncrusher's Domain -- Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) facts and pictures
The wolf became extinct in England in 1486, Scotland in 1743, and Ireland in 1770.
The Indian wolf is very rare, and the genetics of the remaining animals is questionable due to interbreeding with feral dogs.
This wolf's color is generally either gray or fl, the fls being the largest of the two.
www.lioncrusher.com /animal.asp?animal=35   (1458 words)

 PIXELSURGEON | Reviews | Gigs | Guitar Wolf
There were an energetic couple of support sets from The Ponys, who came over from Chicago to play their first UK gig, and London-based The Hells, a bass guitar-less trio made up of Ippy and Kevin on guitars and Jeff Watson hammering away on the drums.
Guitar Wolf are Tokyo's premier garage punk band and one of the greatest live bands in Japan, possibly the world.
Guitar Wolf turn their amps up to eleven and put on a show, setting the benchmark that just about every other band have to match.
www.pixelsurgeon.com /reviews/review.php?id=429   (687 words)

 Wolf's Rain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tsume seems to be a Eurasian wolf or tundra wolf in the anime series.
Toboe is 2 years old as a wolf and 14 years old as a human, making him the youngest of the group, Toboe was raised by an elderly woman as a pet.
Eventually after that, he discards his love for Hamona, saying that "she is nowhere now", and assumed the wolf form of his past life using a stone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wolf's_Rain   (2211 words)

 [KFCC] Shogun Assassin Review
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Lone Wolf swears revenge, and the father and son team become Ronin (masterless samurai), and travel across Japan working for whoever will pay them, but the Shogun’s men are everywhere, and the notorious ‘Masters of Death’ want blood.
Lone Wolf is stoic and dignified, despite the raging fury in his eyes.
www.kfccinema.com /reviews/swordplay/shogun/shogun.html   (612 words)

 Review - Anime News Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
But when a stray white wolf named Kiba wanders into town, full of prideful ideals and belief in his search for paradise, he reawakens a wanderlust within the wolves around him and leads them to join him on his quest for the mythical "Rakuen".
There's a very intriguing interview with the Japanese wolf cast, along with the Japanese pilot, the obligatory clean opening and closing, and plenty of promos as well as trailers for Dragon Drive, Yukikaze, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
Wolf's Rain, for all that hype, does turn out to be a very rewarding and catching series to watch.
www.animenewsnetwork.com /review/wolf's-rain/dvd-1   (1382 words)

 LoveAsianFilm.com - Kibakichi 2 (Japan 2004)
For those of you who haven't seen the first one (probably all of you), Kibakichi is a half werewolf-man whose town people were wiped out and now he wanders the land like Zatoichi, searching for a purpose.
It doesn't deserve any type of praise for anything but the entertainment value, and probably many of the moments were entertaining when they probably weren't suppose to be.
But as I fall to sleep tonight, the image of the WOLF FIGHT will go through my head and I'll wonder what the hell it was suppose to be.
www.loveasianfilm.com /reviews/kibakichi2.html   (980 words)

 Patrick Wolf
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 Takase Studios - List of Words in Japanese WXYZ
Now you can have beautiful Japanese Calligraphy as a part of your own personal expression whether it be for body art, crafts or for commercial use.
These will not be found in the dictionary but intended for use a literal translations of names and used in Names in Japanese.
In our Catalog of Names in Japanese we give the pronunciation of the name we are translating so one easily tell if the translation is correct.
www.takase.com /Names/JapaneseWordListW.htm   (474 words)

 20-wolfe0   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Japanese Wolf, a miniature of the Grey Wolf family, was the smallest wolf in the world.
Although the Japanese wolf was a tiny dog-like creature, human fear and misunderstanding of the wolf elevated it to the realm of Gods.
The Japanese Wolf was unique among the Islands of Honshu, Skikoku and Kyushu.
www2.baynet.or.jp /~anplan/animal/20html/20-wolfe0.html   (105 words)

 Shaolin Chamber-Reviews
Blinded by rage, Lone Wolf vows to avenge her death, taking his son Daigoro with him on the path to darkness and retribution.
The Lone Wolf and Cub series is one of the best I have ever seen, of course some were better then others, but each film had something unique to offer.
I thought the way the first two 'Lone Wolf and Cub' movies were edited together, was indeed a surefire hit, and a quick and easy way to see some slicing and dicing from Itto Ogami's sword.
www.shaolinchamber.com /reviews-shogunassassin.html   (1490 words)

 Voodoo Extreme: Okami Screenshots
Mixing Japanese folklore and a stunning traditional Japanese art style, Ōkami tells the story of a mythical sun god who sets out to restore a world to its former beauty and glory.
Traditional Japanese art comes alive through beautiful scenic 3D levels that have the appearance and texture of paper scrolls brushed with watercolour-like calligraphy art.
As a god in the form of a wolf, Amaterasu must reclaim its powers that are scattered throughout the earth, in order to help restore the land to its former beauty.
ve3d.ign.com /articles/614/614790p1.html   (578 words)

 Amazon.com: Japanese Idioms (Barron's Idioms Series): Books: Nobuo Akiyama,Carol Akiyama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Approximately 2000 Japanese idioms are spelled phonetically (romaji), followed by the Japanese characters and the English translation.
The key words, the idioms themselves, and the example sentences are all written in Japanese kanji and kana as well as in Roman letters.
Too often I have come across various Japanese texts and guidebooks that have entirely too much blank page, maybe from extremely poor editing or perhaps a thinly veiled attempt to inflate their page numbers with something other than actual content.
www.amazon.com /Japanese-Idioms-Barrons-Nobuo-Akiyama/dp/0812090454   (1709 words)

 Okami Review / Preview for PlayStation 2 (PS2)
She makes this transformation to bring all life back to the world by defeating the various monsters that are keeping it from blooming and performing a variety of missions that range from collecting to puzzle solving.
Her intentions are communicated through the actions and expressions of the wolf which, though mute, come across loud and clear.
Amaterasu wouldn't be much of a god if he/she (apparently some gods in Japanese culture were represented as both males and females depending on what time period they are depicted in) didn't have abilities in magic.
www.cheatcc.com /psx2/rev/okamireview.html   (1782 words)

 Dog History and Domestication
The Asian wolf also likely interbred with descendants of the European wolf to create the Mastiffs—the Tibetan Mastiff being an example of a very ancient breed—leading eventually to the development of such diverse breeds as the Pug, the Saint Bernard, and the Bloodhound.
The Chinese wolf is a probably ancestor to the Pekingese and toy spaniels, although it is also probable that descendants of the Chinese and European wolves encountered each other over the millennia, contributing to many of the oriental toy breeds.
The North American wolf is a direct ancestor to most, if not all, of the North American northern sled dog types; this mixing and crossing still goes on today with dogs living in the Arctic where the attributes of the wolf that enable it to survive in a hostile environment are still valued.
www.appleblossomart.org /dogdesk.htm   (1197 words)

 Scholar finds parallels between U.S./Japanese attitudes toward wolves
The last Japanese wolf was killed in 1905.
Walker specializes in Japanese history during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and has always been interested in environmental history.
Walker was teaching Japanese history at Yale, but came to MSU last year to teach Japanese history and become director of the new Japan Studies Program (http://www.montana.edu/japan).
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2001-02/MSU-Sfpb-2102101.php   (789 words)

 Okami Company Line - PlayStation 2 News at GameSpot
Players must assume the role of a wolf, an embodiment of the sun god Amaterasu, which is capable of wielding unimaginable power.
Traditional Japanese art comes alive through beautiful scenic 3D levels that have the appearance and texture of paper scrolls brushed with watercolor-like calligraphy art.
The Japanese translation of the word wolf is "Ôkami".
www.gamespot.com /ps2/action/okami/news.html?sid=6124882   (616 words)

 Japanese Rock Downloads - Download Japanese Rock Music - Download Japanese Rock MP3s
Though the group's first two albums were released only in Japan, imports of the records and word of mouth about Guitar Wolf's incendiary live shows secured U.S. distribution for their next two releases, Wolf Rock and Kung Fu Ramone.
In 2003, Guitar Wolf took their high-octane punk-a-billy to the punk-friendly Narnak label for the American release of 2003's UFO Romantics; Loverock followed in 2004.
After completing a U.S. tour in early 2005, Guitar Wolf returned to Japan and Billy suffered a fatal heart attack on March 30 at the age of 38.
www.mp3.com /genre/472/subgenre.html   (758 words)

 International Wolf Center International Wolf magazine
Most of the wolf watchers there that morning knew about 21 and his history before they came to the park.
She noticed that Nyssa, who was lying upright in a wooded area of the enclosure, wouldn't come to the fence.
The islands of the Japanese archipelago were once home to two unique subspecies of the gray wolf: the Japanese wolf (Canis lupus hodophilax) and the Hokkaido wolf (C. l.
www.wolf.org /wolves/news/iwmag/2005/winter/winter2005.asp   (1090 words)

 'Okami' is a visual feast — and a good story - Games - MSNBC.com
Developed by Clover Studio and published by Capcom, both based in Osaka, "Okami" is an epic Japanese fairy tale as told in an action-adventure game.
To set things right and bring life back to a barren land, you take on the role of a white wolf who's really a female sun god named Amaterasu.
As the white wolf speeds across the landscape, her paws leave a trail of blooming foliage in her wake.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/14940496   (774 words)

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