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  Kyoto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kyoto is located on the middle-western portion of the island of Honshu.
Kyoto's kimono weavers are particularly renowned, and the city remains the premier center of kimono manufacturing.
Kyoto is known as one of the academic centers of the country, and is home to thirty-seven institutions of higher education.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kyoto   (1489 words)

 Kyoto Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although in 1192 real political power shifted to Kamakura, where a samurai clan established the shogunate, Kyoto still remained the imperial capital as the powerless emperors and their court continued to be seated in the city.
Kyoto is located almost in the center of Honshu and of Japan.
Kyoto is separated in the middle by the Tanba Mountains.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kyoto_Prefecture   (842 words)

 Kyoto. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Kyoto is one of Japan’s largest cities and an important cultural and spiritual center.
Rich in historic interest, Kyoto is the site of the tombs of many famous Japanese; the old imperial palace as well as Nijo Castle (former palace of the shoguns), with their fine parks and gardens, are also in the city.
In addition, Kyoto is a religious center, noted especially for its ancient Buddhist temples, its Heian shrine (a Shinto holy place), and its 59-ft (18-m) statue (daibutsu) of Buddha.
www.bartleby.com /65/ky/Kyoto.html   (355 words)

 Kyoto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kyoto is an easy place to get around as the city is planned in a grid like structure and is quite flat apart from the surrounding hills.
The Miyako (found in eastern Kyoto) and the New Miyako (slightly south from the Kyoto Station) run a service bus at no cost (as long as you are a renting one of their rooms in either of the hotels) between their hotels which leaves every 40 minutes during the week days.
Kyoto is a great spot to soak in a huge amount and range of temples, shrines, culture and architecture as well as having many photo opportunities.
www.photo.net /japan/kyoto   (3699 words)

 Kyoto -- Japanese History Within Reach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kyoto is located to the west of Tokyo, approximately 2 ½ hours by bullet train (anywhere from five to eight hours by car, one never knows in Japan) and served as the imperial capital from 794-1867, whereas Tokyo only came to prominence as the shogunal capital since 1600.
Kyoto also witnessed several of the early 17th century duels of Miyamoto Musashi, Japan's most famous samurai, at Ichijoji and Sanjusangendo.
Kyoto remained the most important city (by far!) in all of Japan all the way until 1600, when the Tokugawa family seized power and established Tokyo as the Shogunal capital.
www.geocities.com /Tokyo/Towers/9151/virtualkyoto.html   (1324 words)

 Worldworx Travel - Features - Japan - Information - Kyoto
Kyoto is a land of old wooden temples and pagodas.
Although visitors believe Kyoto to have an abundance of temples (and indeed it does), the remaining ones are not even half in number of what was originally built in Kyoto.
Perched on a hilltop in Kyoto’s suburbs is the temple of Kiyomizu-Dera.
www.worldworx.tv /japan/dc/information/kyoto.htm   (548 words)

 Kyoto Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Kyoto, with its hundreds of temples and gardens, was the imperial capital between 794 and 1868, and remains the cultural centre of Japan.
With an astonishing 1600 Buddhist temples, 400 Shintō shrines, a trio of palaces, and dozens of gardens and museums, Kyoto is Japan's cultural treasure house.
Holidays and festivals are celebrated with crowded gusto in Kyoto, so cherry-blossom season in April and Golden Week (late April/early May) are great times to be in the city.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/japan/kyoto   (333 words)

 Kyoto’s Statute of Limitations? by Annie Petsonk - The Globalist > > Global Environment
Kyoto, which caps the global warming pollution of some 35 industrialized nations for the years 2008-2012, takes a vital first step.
Already, Kyoto has spurred evaluations in several nations that are not part of the cap-and-trade system to see whether they might use Kyoto to boost economic growth while driving down pollution.
Kyoto’s ultimate test will be whether the power of its market mechanisms can induce the United States and other large emitting nations to join follow-on agreements that bring the whole word together in the race to avert catastrophic climate changes.
www.theglobalist.com /dbweb/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=4392   (1824 words)

 Kyoto travel guide - Wikitravel
Kyoto was the capital of Japan and the residence of the Emperor from 794 until the Meiji Restoration of 1868, when the capital was moved to Tokyo.
Kyoto offers an incredible number of attractions for tourists, and visitors will probably need to plan an itinerary in advance in order to visit as many as possible.
Some of the most picturesque parts of Kyoto, and the older areas of the city, are located in the eastern region of the city, across the Kamo River.
wikitravel.org /en/Kyoto   (5700 words)

 Travel in Kyoto - Japan - Asia - History - WorldTravelGate.net®-
What is more, many centers of religious sects came into Kyoto, so that it was getting become very attractive as being religious than any other part in Japan.
Heian shrine was constructed to commemorate the 1,100th anniversary of founding Heiankyo in 1895 and "Jidai Maturi", Festival of the ages of Heian shrine which is one of the three big festivals had started.
The decision to construct the Kyoto State Guest House was made at a Cabinet meeting.
www.asiatravelling.net /japan/kyoto/kyoto_history.htm   (976 words)

 Kyoto Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Steeped in tradition, the city has in many ways been the cradle of Japanese culture, and is still the scene of such courtly aesthetic pastimes as moon-viewing parties and tea ceremonies.
Kyoto did remain the imperial capital -- the emperor being little more than a figurehead -- and the first three Tokugawa shoguns paid homage to it by restoring old temples and building new villas.
But such was Kyoto's decline in the 17th and 18th centuries that when the power of the government was returned from the shoguns to the emperor, he moved his capital and imperial court to Edo, renaming it Tokyo.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=kyoto@86   (570 words)

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The Kyoto Protocol has the same ultimate objective as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is the stabilization of atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
In accordance with the Kyoto Protocol, Contracting Parties from developed countries are committed to reducing their combined greenhouse gas emissions by at least 5 per cent from 1990 levels by the period 2008-2012.
The Kyoto Protocol also establishes three innovative mechanisms, known as joint implementation, emissions trading and the clean development mechanism, which are designed to help Contracting Parties included in Annex I of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to reduce the costs of meeting their emission targets.
www.un.org /millennium/law/xxvii-23.htm   (566 words)

 Japan Omnibus - Sightseeing - Kyoto
Kyoto can be roughly divided into five areas: Rakuhoku (north), Rakusei (west), Rakuchu (central), Rakuto/Higashiyama (east) and Rakunan (south).
During the Kamakura Period (1185~1333), Kyoto's position as the center of political power was temporarily diminished and the transfer of the Tokugawa Shogunate to Edo (now Tokyo) in 1600 again moved the political focus away from the city.
Kyoto is located in the Kinki Area of western Japan and is within easy reach of Nara, Osaka and Kobe - together the four cities make up the so-called Kansai region.
www.japan-zone.com /omnibus/kyoto.shtml   (400 words)

 USATODAY.com - Kyoto era begins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Most experts now believe that to be true, and this week a group of nations took an important if modest step in addressing the concern that motor vehicles, factories, and other development are changing Earth's climate in ways that could be dangerous.
The Kyoto Protocol, which went into effect Wednesday, commits 35 industrialized countries to reducing by 2012 their emissions of six "greenhouse gases" that trap heat in the earth's atmosphere — principally carbon dioxide — by 5% less than 1990 levels.
While the US government declines to join the international Kyoto effort, businesses around the country already are moving in that direction.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-02-15-kyoto-csm_x.htm   (1093 words)

 Kyoto Protocol becomes law | Greenpeace International
Kyoto now needs to develop and expand rapidly, extending the international emissions trading system and providing more help for developing countries to leapfrog dirty technology.
More than 200 schoolchildren take part in a human mosaic on the Rice fields of Pulupundan, forming the message: "Kyoto Protocol: new dawn for the climate." The human mosaic is a tribute from Greenpeace to the community of Pulupundan, who have successfully rejected a coal power plant project planned for the site.
More information Kyoto, the US, and Business: Read about why business leaders think Kyoto is good for business, and the US is wrong to oppose it.
www.greenpeace.org /international/news/kyoto-protocol-becomes-law   (1908 words)

 Consumers, Seniors, Small Business Groups, Minorities Say President's Signing of Kyoto Protocol Will Have High Human ...
The non-profit groups stressed the high human costs of the treaty's drastic restrictions on energy use -- costs that will be borne by people, especially lower-income people, in every aspect of their lives.
There is no scientific justification for the Kyoto Protocol, the costs are potentially devastating, and the whole attempt to plan the world’s energy economy for the next 50-100 years is an exercise in futility, not to mention the height of arrogance.
Despite almost two weeks of negotiation, there has been no agreement among the parties to allow unrestricted emission trading among industrial countries, no agreement by developing countries to undertake ‘voluntary’ commitments, no agreement even as to the meaning of ‘meaningful participation.’ There is only one way Clinton can undo the damage he has done.
www.globalwarming.org /article.php?uid=350   (1364 words)

 Kyoto pictures - North Asia stock photos, fine art prints by QTL
Built in A.D. 794 on the model of the capitals of ancient China, Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from its foundation until the middle of the 19th century.
As the centre of Japanese culture for more than 1,000 years, Kyoto illustrates the development of Japanese wooden architecture, particularly religious architecture, and the art of Japanese gardens.
It is a city of 1.4 milion with tremendous cultural assets, where the past still lingers on, where there are more than 2000 temples and shrines, where it is possible to glimpse a few Geishas in the streets.
www.terragalleria.com /asia/japan/kyoto/kyoto.html   (341 words)

 Useful Fools: Why the Kyoto Treaty was a Fraud
Finally, regarding Kyoto, if the science shown above hasn't convinced you that it is an extremely dumb idea, consider that for it to achieve its neglible effects, mankind must behave itself for the next 100 years.
Posted by: John at December 7, 2003 11:55 PM I've always believed that there were too many "gotcha's" in the Kyoto Protocols, particularly since many of the assumptions made are based upon unproven or discredited research.
The bottom line of Kyoto, had it ever come into play, would have been the payment of billions of dollars from the US to China so we could buy their "rights".
www.tinyvital.com /BlogArchives/000358.html   (1817 words)

 USATODAY.com - Kyoto is unfair to U.S.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Neither Bush nor the Senate has pointed out, however, that Kyoto is not only costly and unfair to the U.S., but it is also ineffective in averting a feared global warming.
The reason may be short-term economic gain, as the protocol permits selling Russia's unused emission rights to Europeans anxious to ease the economic penalties of Kyoto's restrictions.
Russia's economic collapse after 1990 nearly halved its emissions — and the base year chosen for Kyoto is 1990.
www.usatoday.com /news/opinion/editorials/2004-10-20-oppose_x.htm   (472 words)

 ESR | September 2, 2002 | We can do better than Kyoto
The rhetoric surrounding Kyoto is reaching a fevered pitch and as environmentalists strain to see the accord ratified, their collective keyboards, printers, and presses are producing emissions faster than many Western nations.
Notably lacking in the voluminous publications of Kyoto proponents is the recognition of the stability and financial security that the use of fossil fuels provides.
With their competitors in the world market untouched by Kyoto, Canadian companies will simply be priced out of the market or forced to bear the cost of Kyoto restrictions.
www.enterstageright.com /archive/articles/0902/0902pembina.htm   (1672 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Kyoto Protocol comes into force
The Kyoto accord, which aims to curb the air pollution blamed for global warming, has come into force seven years after it was agreed.
The ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, where the pact was negotiated, is hosting the main ceremony marking the treaty's coming into force.
But the head of the UN Environment Programme, Klaus Toepfer, said Kyoto was only a first step and much hard work needed to be done to fight global warming.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/4267245.stm   (644 words)

 Kyoto - National Parks International Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
I have visited Kyoto on two occasions and each time I cannot find enough time in the day to visit as much as I would like.
Kyoto is situated about 2 and 15 minutes away from Tokyo by Shinkansen (Bullet train) and about 30 minutes away from Osaka or 75 minutes from Kansai (Osaka’s main airport).
Upon arriving in Kyoto you cant help but notice that this city is...
www.dooyoo.co.uk /national-parks-international/kyoto   (318 words)

 USNews.com: Opinion: Michael Barone: Barone Blog: Kyoto sinking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Kyoto model was a dead end, to be sure: It has made getting to the right place far more difficult, and it has wasted more than 10 years.
The Clinton administration endorsed the Kyoto agreement but, wisely though arguably cynically, declined to submit it to the Senate for ratification.
That left Democrats free to curry favor with left-wing Europeans and editorialists by criticizing Bush on Kyoto without having to face the consequences from their constituents of backing an agreement that would require squelching economic growth in the pursuit of a goal that was never going to be reached.
www.usnews.com /usnews/opinion/baroneblog/archives/051213/kyoto_sinking.htm?track=rss   (1111 words)

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