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  Kansai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kansai region is often compared (yet more often contrasted) with the Kantō region, which lies to the east and is comprised primarily of Tokyo and the surrounding area.
Whereas the Kanto region is symbolic of standardization throughout Japan (from the government to economics to the language), the Kansai region displays many more idiosyncrasies through the culture in Kyoto, the mercantilism of Osaka, the history of Nara, the internationality of Kobe, and the distinct dialect (Kansai-ben) heard through the seven prefectures.
The dialects of the people of the Kansai region have their own variations of pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar which are unique to the region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kansai   (570 words)

  
 Kansai-ben - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Historically, nearly every village in the Kansai area had a style of speech which differed somewhat from its neighbors; it was once possible for well-travelled people to identify the particular area from which a speaker came.
However, despite the similarity with ze, the Kansai de does not carry nearly as heavy or rude a connotation, influenced by the lesser stress on formality and distance in the Kansai region.
The -haru conjugation of verbs, considered keigo throughout the rest of the Kansai region, is an essential form in casual speech in Kyoto.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kansai-ben   (2380 words)

  
 Kansai International Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 1960s, when the Kansai region was rapidly losing trade to Tokyo, planners proposed a new airport near Kobe and Osaka.
Kansai International Airport is connected only by the Sky Gate Bridge R, a road / railroad bridge to Rinku Town and the mainland.
Railroad plans were drawn up in the late 1980s for an underwater railway connecting Kansai Airport to downtown Kobe and Kobe Airport, although the extremely high cost of the project led to its indefinite postponement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kansai_International_Airport   (1651 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Kansai
The Kansai region is often compared (yet more often contrasted) with the Kanto region, which lies to the east and is comprised primarily of Tokyo and the surrounding area.
Whereas the Kanto region is symbolic of standardization throughout Japan (from the government to economics to the language), the Kansai region displays many more idiosyncrasies through the culture in Kyoto, the merchantilism of Osaka, the history of Nara, the internationality of Kobe, and the distinct dialect (Kansai-ben) heard through the seven prefectures.
The dialects of the people of the Kansai region, called Kansai-ben in Japanese, could be compared to the Boston or New England accent in contrast with the more typical United States English accent.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Kansai   (563 words)

  
 KANSAI JAPAN
Kansai (関西) is the western region of the main Japanese island of Honshu, second only to Tokyo's Kanto in population.
Kansai people speak a distinctive dialect of Japanese, use less dark soy in their cooking, ride on the other side of escalators and are renowned for humour and their love of food.
Kansai cooking is subtly different from the Kanto style, although the average short-term visitor is unlikely to spot many differences.
www.japaneselifestyle.com.au /travel/kansai.htm   (744 words)

  
 Kansai travel guide - Wikitravel
Differences between Kansai and Kanto (the eastern region dominated by Tokyo) are slight but numerous.
Kansai people speak a distinctive dialect of Japanese, use less dark soy in their cooking, ride on the other side of escalators and are renowned for humor and their love of food.
Most of Kansai's regional transportation companies have tied up to offer the Kansai Thru Pass (するっと関西 Surutto Kansai), which can be used on pretty much any train, subway, monorail, cable car or bus in the region, except JR trains.
wikitravel.org /en/Kansai   (816 words)

  
 Kansai International Airport - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kansai International Airport Template:Airport codes (ja: 関西国際空港 Kansai Kokusai Kūkō) is an international airport located on an artificial island in Osaka Bay, south of Osaka, Japan.
In 1995, Kansai Airport was struck by the Kobe earthquake, which was centered just 20 km away and killed 6,433 people on the mainland.
Plans were drawn up in the late 1980s for an underwater railway connecting Kansai Airport to central Kobe and Kobe Airport, although the extremely high cost of the project led to its indefinite postponement.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/KIX   (1410 words)

  
 Kansai Gaidai Semester-Year Exchange
Kansai Gaidai is located in the city of Hirakata, which has a population of about 405,000.
Kansai Gaidai was established in 1945 as a small private language school with the goal of promoting international education.
Kansai Gaidai has a strong international student population with students representing 266 institutions from 33 different countries.
www.emich.edu /abroad/kansai   (256 words)

  
 Kansai International Airport - Wikitravel
Kansai International Airport (KIX; 関西国際空港 Kansai-kokusai-kūkō) [1] is the main international airport of Japan's Kansai region, including the cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe.
All trains leave from the Kansai Airport station across the road from the arrivals hall; there is a clearly marked walkway on the 2nd floor.
Airport Limousine buses leave for various destinations throughout Kansai from the 1st floor directly outside the arrivals hall.
wikitravel.org /en/Kansai_International_Airport   (858 words)

  
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Kansai Gaidai is located in the heart of the Kansai region, the ancient seat of Japanese culture.
Kansai Gaidai University was established in 1945 by Dr. Takako Tanimoto for the purpose of promoting international education and expanding cultural contact and understanding.
There are about 50 student organizations at Kansai Gaidai, ranging from athletic to cultural groups, that foreign students are encouraged to join to deepen their understanding of Japanese society.
www.albany.edu /studyabroad/programs/japan.htm   (1078 words)

  
 Kansai International Airport (KIX)
Kansai International Airport (KIX) is Japan's second most important international airport.
There are direct airport limousine buses from Kansai Airport to various places and hotels in Osaka, including Osaka Station (60 minutes, 1300 Yen), Namba Station (45 minutes, 880 Yen) and Itami Airport (70 minutes, 1700 Yen).
Because Kansai Airport is located about 50 km outside of Osaka, a taxi ride into the city center of Osaka is very expensive and not recommended to common travelers.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2033.html   (579 words)

  
 Transportation - Air - Kansai Airport
Kansai International Airport (KIX) is located on a man-made island in Osaka Bay approximately 40 km (25 miles) south of the city centre.
JR Kansai Airport Rapid Service trains between Kansai Airport and Osaka run once every 30 minutes and serve a number of major stations in the city centre including Tennoji, Namba, Osaka and Kyobashi.
The Airport Limousine Bus service links Kansai Airport with a number of major hotels and railway stations in Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara as well as numerous other destinations and is very convenient if you are carrying a lot of luggage or would like to transfer directly to your hotel.
www.seejapan.co.uk /transport/air/kansai.html   (1003 words)

  
 Kansai's Portal Site 'Kansai Window' Recorded 7.2 Million Hits In 2005 and Is Now Redesigned
Kansai refers to an economic and cultural zone in the heart of Japan.
These are "Kansai: The Region Leading the Japanese Industry and Economy," "Kansai: The Region Full of History and Culture," "Kansai: The Region with a Rich Natural Environment and Proactive Environmental Efforts" and "Kansai: The Region Open to the World." We have also updated features, summaries and data in the subsection, "Introduction of Nine Prefectures." 2.
Kansai Window is jointly operated by the Kansai Council (KC) and Kansai International Public Relations Promotion Office (KIPPO), both comprised of Kansai's self-governing bodies and economic organizations.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-27-2006/0004307062&EDATE=   (643 words)

  
 Kansai Mining Corporation Limited is a Canadian based gold and diamond exploration and development company.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kansai Mining Corporation Limited is a Canadian based gold and diamond exploration and development company.
Kansai Mining Corporation is a Canadian based mineral exploration & development company with its registered office in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.
The company will also entertain other projects of merit, where these meet the criteria of high value and low bulk commodities, with the objective of broadening the portfolio of mineral assets and establishing the company as a significant gold and diamond producer.
www.kansaimining.com   (273 words)

  
 RIGZONE - Woodside and Kansai Make Pluto LNG Deal
Woodside Energy and The Kansai Electric Power Co. have signed an agreement for the supply of between 1.75 and 2 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) a year for 15 years from Woodside’s 100-percent-owned Pluto gas field in Western Australia.
Kansai president Shosuke Mori and Woodside CEO Don Voelte signed the agreement in Perth on Wednesday.
Kansai is one of the largest electric power companies in Japan, with 2005 operating revenue exceeding US$22 billion.
www.rigzone.com /news/article.asp?a_id=30585&rss=true   (327 words)

  
 ASTER Image Gallery: Kansai Airport, Japan
Kansai International Airport (KIX) is the world’s first ocean airport, built on a landfill island in Osaka Bay, Japan.
The Kansai terminal is 1.7 km long, and was designed by world famous architect Renzo Piano.
This simulated natural color ASTER image was acquired on September 19, 2003 and covers an area of 48.5 x 55.5 km.
asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov /gallery/gallery.htm?name=Kansai   (141 words)

  
 Kansai Thru Pass-Welcome To Kansai
This ticket enables you to ride on subways, private railways and buses throughout the Kansai district.
It can be used from Kansai Airport Station on the Nankai Train after arriving at Kansai International Airport (The Express rapi:t requires additional tariff).
KANSAI THRU PASS is a special ticket available only for tourists visiting Japan for the purpose of sightseeing.
www.surutto.com /conts/ticket/3dayeng   (739 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Kinki Japanese: The Dialects & Culture of the Kansai Region: Books: D. C. Palter,Kaoru Horiuchi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kansai region is the mysteriouse area for me even.
Off course in Kansai dialect many dialects exists, Oosaka dialect, Kyouto dialect, Koube dialect, Himeji dialect, and like Kyouto dialect the polite dialect exist too, but in general like Oosaka dialect the dialect is casual against the Tokyo dialect of the polite dialect.
They say that Kansai dialect is wonderful language, that is, they dare to talk such casual words, therefore they can comunicate with unfamiliar people friendly.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0804820171?v=glance   (1426 words)

  
 Kansai Food Page Restaurant and Market Guides
The Kansai guide is also available in Japanese, on the web and on i-mode.
Thanks to Nokia Japan and Riedel Japan for their generous support in the production of the Tokyo Food Page.
Kansai Food Page is copyright (c) 1994-2006 Lobster Enterprises and contributors.
www.bento.com /kansai   (745 words)

  
 STUDY ABROAD - Kansai Gaidai University, Japan
Located mid-way between Osaka and Kyoto, Kansai Gaidai's campus is in the commercial and cultural heart of Japan.
Students are urged to work closely with the their advisor and the Office of International Programs prior to departure to plan a course of studies which will maintain steady progress toward their degree.
The two campuses of Kansai Gaidai (Katahoko and Hotani) are located in Hirakata City (pop.: 405,000) in Osaka prefecture, the second largest business metropolis next to Tokyo.
www.montana.edu /wwwoie/kansai.htm   (641 words)

  
 KISER Kansai Institute for Social and Economic Research : HOME
The Kansai Institute for Social and Economic Research (KISER) is a nonprofit organization in Kansai (the region centered in Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto) that has its objectives in contributing to the development of the national and regional economies through academic advances.
KISER was established April 2002 as a result of the consolidation of the three research institutions in the region: the Kansai Economic Research Center (KERC), the Center for Industrial Renovation of Kansai (CIRK) and the Socio-Economic Research Institute in Kansai.
KISER is administered by a board of directors, which consists of representatives from major corporations and academia in the Kansai region.
www.kiser.or.jp /english   (433 words)

  
 Business for business' sake in the Kansai - Japan Business America - Find Articles
Japan's Kansai region is the area of west central Japan usually defined as Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Wakayama, and Hyogo prefectures.
The Kansai has development plans that would make even the most aggressive planners gasp: as of last year, there were 920 major projects (defined as projects in excess of one billion yen, or $8.7 million at current exchange rates) in planning or in progress, totaling some 39.7 trillion yen ($345 billion).
The centerpiece is the Kansai International Airport, an engineering wonder now being built on a man-made island in Osaka Bay.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1052/is_n7_v114/ai_13904760   (207 words)

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