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  List of islands of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital.
This is a list of major islands among them.
The Japanese word for "island" is shima, which as a suffix often changes to jima.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_islands_of_Japan   (127 words)

 Politics of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Japan was occupied by the Allies from the end of World War II in 1945 until 1952.
The Imperial Household of Japan is headed by the Emperor of Japan.
Japan is a member state of the United Nations and a non-permanent member of the Security Council; it is currently one of the "G4 nations" seeking permanent membership.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Japan   (2964 words)

Japan is an archipelago consisting of more than 3,900 islands located in the North Pacific east of the Korean Peninsula.
Japan's longest river, the Shinano, arises in the mountains of central Honshu and flows for 228 miles to empty into the Sea of Japan.
Japan is sometimes struck by violent typhoons in the late summer and fall.
www.list.org /~mdoyle/JGeo.html   (701 words)

Medical caregivers in Japan require payment in full at the time of treatment or concrete proof of ability to pay before treating a foreigner who is not a member of the national health insurance plan.
Japan is one of the most seismically active locations in the world; minor tremors are felt regularly throughout the islands.
Japan is not a Hague Convention signatory, and U.S. court custody decisions are not enforceable in Japan.
travel.state.gov /travel/japan.html   (5290 words)

 Flying Yangban: Japan and Korea's compeating claims to Dokdo/Takeshima Part Three: Korea's post-WWII 'regaining' of ...
Japan won the Sino-Japanese war in 1894 and the Russo-Japanese war in 1904; the main issue at stake in both wars was control over Korea.
Japan: Japan did not could not have 'taken' Dokdo because it was already a Japanese possession long before 1905.
Japan’s claim to these islands is old and appears valid, and it is difficult to regard them as islands off the shore of Korea.
gopkorea.blogs.com /flyingyangban/2006/02/japan_and_korea.html   (2764 words)

 Intercountry Adoption Japan
Among the cases of foreign children adopted by foreigners in Japan, many of the children are related to the adoptive U.S. parents and may have lived with the adoptive parents in Japan for more than two years.
JAPAN ADOPTION AUTHORITIES: The Family Court and the Child Guidance Center (often located in the City or Ward Office) are the government office responsible for adoption in Japan.
U.S. EMBASSY (and Consulates) IN JAPAN: Americans living or traveling abroad are encouraged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department’s travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov/, and to obtain updated information on travel and security within the country of travel.
travel.state.gov /family/adoption_japan.html   (4355 words)

 Prelude to War - Japan
Japan enjoyed new status among nations, and received a large sum from the Russians for her war costs.
She seized German possessions in the Pacific, took the German treaty ports in China, and expected to be seated at the table of the victors at Versailles.
Japan was allowed to keep some South Pacific islands, but many German possessions were returned or given to other Allies.
www.worldwar2database.com /html/preludejapan.htm   (1307 words)

 Rare Birds in Japan seen during FONT Birding Tours
Outside Japan, it occurs locally on small islands off the south coast of South Korea (a bird seen on Hegura Island in the Sea of Japan, in the spring, was probably of that population.
It nests on the Nansei Shoto islands of Japan, Taiwan, and the Batanes Islands, north of Luzon in the Philippines.
It formerly bred on Torishima in the southern Izu Islands, on the northernmost of the Bonin Islands, and on isolated islets in the southern Ryukyus and the Pescadores.
www.focusonnature.com /BirdListRareBirdsJapan.htm   (5485 words)

 Country Profile - Japan
Japan has stated that the issue is so important that it would have to consider the possibility of accepting a lower level of living standards if it fails to bring about the necessary reform.
Japan will continue to promote the development and improvement of an indicator system in which environmental factors are appropriately evaluated, and to coordinate this work with the indicators of sustainable development developed under the auspices of the Commission on Sustainable Development.
Japan cooperates with developing countries in reducing the amount of automobile emissions by improving inspection systems, the transfer of related inspection technology, the adoption of more energy-efficient means of public transportation, and the drawing up of a master plan for achieving efficiency in the distribution of goods.
www.un.org /esa/earthsummit/japan-cp.htm   (12718 words)

 Global Volcanism Program | Maug Islands | Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Three small elongated islands up to 2.3 km long mark the northern, western, and eastern rims of a largely submerged 2.5-km-wide caldera.
The truncated inner walls of the caldera on all three islands expose lava flows and pyroclastic deposits that are cut by radial dikes; bedded ash deposits overlie the outer flanks of the islands.
The presence of poorly developed coral reefs and coral on the central lava dome suggests a long period of general quiescence, although it does not exclude mild eruptions (Corwin, 1971).
www.volcano.si.edu /world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0804-143   (228 words)

 UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World: Japan
In this percussion ensemble from the Suwa valley, flute, song and cries mingle with the rhythmic beating of hides and metal: the sonorous power, violent beat and unfurling rhythms are extraordinarily effective.
The origin of the Aïnou, an animist people close to the shamanism from Hokkaïdo island, is unknown.
The fervent atmosphere of the ritual is full of surprises: the deep silence underlined by the fingering of strings of beads contrasts with the noisy cymbals: peace in counterpoint to exaltation and cries.
www.unesco.org /culture/cdmusic/html_eng/japan.shtml   (239 words)

 Russia & Japan, Islands, North Korea - Johnson's Russia List 1-10-03
On the economic front, Russia is looking to Japan for investment in its projects to develop oil and gas resources in Siberia, in which Japan has expressed keen interest in order to diversify its oil and gas sources.
Japan, which lost the islands off northeastern Hokkaido at the end of World War II, is eager to get them back and end a dispute that has prevented the two countries from concluding a peace treaty.
''Japan has always focused on the territorial issue, and this is the first time that the Japanese have become realistic,'' one Russian diplomatic source said, reflecting on the comprehensive nature of the action plan.
www.cdi.org /russia/Johnson/7012-7.cfm   (739 words)

 The Annotated Ramsar List: Japan
One of Japan's largest karst topographies, situated in western Honshu with the karst tableland extending 13,000 ha on a gradual plateau and centrally located groundwater system developed underneath, forming three limestone caves of Akiyoshido, Taisido and Kagekiyodo.
At the northwest, the peat 'islands' are considered a national natural monument serving an ideal for Phragmites japonica, Zizania latifolia Manchurian Wild-rice, and Nymphea tetragona Pygmy Water Lily.
Part of the Kerama-shoto Islands at the west of Okinawa, the designated area is divided in two major areas: 120 ha along the west coast of Tokashiki Island and 233 ha among deserted islands.
www.ramsar.org /profile/profiles_japan.htm   (4284 words)

 Japan & Russia, Islands Dispute - Johnson's Russia List 1-4-03
Soviet troops seized the islands from Japan at the end of the war.
''Japan should know it is likely that Moscow will refuse to continue negotiations over the territorial issue if it sticks to its policy,'' he said.
He also said it will be difficult for Japan and Russia to cooperate in addressing North Korean issues unless they make some concessions in their own bilateral problems.
www.cdi.org /russia/johnson/7004-16.cfm   (365 words)

 Where do you want to go birding in Japan today?
the northernmost island of Japan's four main islands, and separated from the Pacific Ocean by Kushiro city.Kushiro Marsh is one of the most important habitats for boreal wildlife in Japan.
These notes and list probably won't be much use to the hard-core birder planning a comprehensive search for Japanese endemics and migrants, but might be useful to those (like me) with a few days to spare after business in the concrete nightmare of Tokyo.
Japan is a notably mountainous archipelago still largely covered in beautiful forests that support a host of very special birds that are best seen in winter.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/asiajapan.htm   (2583 words)

 Japan 1998 Species List
A juvenile was seen briefly by Allen and Richard at the end of a mangrove trail on Amami, and an adult was seen by everyone at the rice fields near Kijyoka on Okinawa.
In Japan, this species is only found on Okinawa, and we saw a single flock at the airport when we arrived.
This island is the only place in Japan where this species occurs, and apparently it is a distinct race as found in eastern Russia and China, disjunct from the European populations.
www.amazilia.net /images/Travel/Japan1998/Japan1998Species.htm   (3940 words)

 USGS Earthquake Hazards Program » Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
To convert UTC to US time zones, see this list or this table.
They should not be considered to be complete lists of all events M2.5+ in the US and adjacent areas and especially should not be considered to be complete lists of all events M4.0+ in the world.
The World Data Center for Seismology, Denver (a part of the USGS National Earthquake Information Center) continues to receive data from observatories throughout the world for several months after the events occurred, and using those data, adds new events and revises existing events in later publications.
earthquake.usgs.gov /eqcenter/recenteqsww/index.php?old=japan.html   (280 words)

 The DJ List - Japan
The DJ List is not responsible for inaccurate event information appearing on this web site.
The DJ List is not be liable for inaccuracies, omissions, or other types of errors that may exist.
It is for these reasons that we recommend you call any event you plan on attending, at the phone number provided, to confirm dates, locations, and other important information.
www.thedjlist.com /world/Japan   (193 words)

The heart of Japan is four major islands, the largest and most important is Honshu.
The three southern islands surround the Inland Sea, a narrow stretch of water dotted with smaller
Shotoku realized that Japan lacked the trained personnel to put his reform into effect.
www.gpc.edu /~gpabis/lecdoc1501/lec20-Japan.html   (2880 words)

 Ethnologue report for Japan
The number of languages listed for Japan is 15.
Southern Okinawa; Miyako, Ogami, Ikema, Kurima, Irabu, Tarama, Minna islands.
Central Okinawa; southern Okinawa Island, Kerama Islands, Kume-jima, Tonaki, Aguna islands, and islands east of Okinawa Island.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Japan   (445 words)

 CBC News: Japan protests South Korean visit to disputed islands
TOKYO - Japan has protested to South Korea for letting its nationals visit a chain of rocky islands at the centre of a growing territorial dispute.
The disputed islands in the Sea of Japan are known as Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese.
Koreans harbour bitter feelings about Japan's brutal colonial rule from 1910 to 1945, but relations had been improving in recent years.
www.cbc.ca /story/world/national/2005/03/30/japan-southkorea050330.html   (978 words)

 Mammals found during FONT's Japan Tours
NS: the islands of Nansei Shoto (from the ferry between Amami and Okinawa)
List of Birds during previous FONT Tours in Japan
Japanese Hare (No-usagi) (*) (endemic to Japan) ______
www.focusonnature.com /MammalListJapan.htm   (1283 words)

 Marshall Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Micronesia, including the Marshall Islands, was a German possession at the start of the 20th century.
The islands were mandated to Japan in 1920 by the League of Nations.
The Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands was created on 1947-04-02 and granted in trust to the United States.
www.statoids.com /umh.html   (199 words)

 Amazon.com: Islands: Poems in the Traditinal Forms of Japan: Books: Robin Skelton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Islands: Poems in the Traditinal Forms of Japan (Paperback)
In this collection of English poems in traditional Japanese forms, Robin Skelton links Vancouver Island and the other islands of the Pacific Northwest with the floating world of Japan.
An exploration of Sedoka, Dodoitsu, Choka, Somonka, Katauta, Waka, Renga, Mondo, Imayo, Tanka and Haiku - some of which have only rarely, if ever, been explored by a Western poet - Skelton's virtuosity is be heard on every page.
www.amazon.com /Islands-Poems-Traditinal-Forms-Japan/dp/0921215630   (419 words)

 Japan Wish List
Japan Live CD Fans voted to say they would like to buy a Japan CD (or 2 CD set) with a full live show.
In early 1981, Japan recorded 90 minutes of material to be played as background music for their exhibition of sculpture and photography in Tokyo, and for the Penguin Cafe, a small eatery run by Mick Karn.
The track listing also takes into account tracks that were hits in foreign (non-UK) territories and overall gives a good overview of the group's entire back catalogue.
www.nightporter.co.uk /pages/wish.htm   (1460 words)

 Dive Japan: Okinawa - Ryukyu Islands - Diving and General Information and Links
Menu is in English, with maps of the island and points.
Go to the photo libray page Iriomote Island Diving Area Map and click any link at bottom of the page.
"...Perry(Commodore Mathew Perry) was so impressed by by the natural beauty of the island that he called it "Cleopatra Island.
www.divejapan.com /okinawainf.htm   (266 words)

 Global Volcanism Program | Volcanoes of the World | Volcanoes of Indonesia | Sangihe Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Volcanoes of the World » Volcanoes of Indonesia » Sangihe Islands
The Global Volcanism Program Holocene volcano database for Sangihe Islands currently contains 5 volcanoes, sorted below in geographical (volcano number) order.
The following locations in this region are not related to known Holocene volcanoes, but have been the subject of a report in the Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network:
www.volcano.si.edu /world/region.cfm?rnum=0607   (104 words)

 Amazon: Listmania! - View List "Islands!"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Lonely Planet Rarotonga & the Cook Islands (Lonely Planet Raratonga and the Cook Islands) by Errol Hunt
Cuba on the Verge: An Island in Transition by Terry McCoy
Pitcairn Island: Life and Death in Eden by Trevor Lummis
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/listmania/list-browse/-/2AATOSW0J6PYR   (312 words)

 Islands For Sale in Japan - Available Properties - Viviun the Leader in International Property Listings
Islands For Sale in Japan - Available Properties - Viviun the Leader in International Property Listings
Islands For Sale in Japan - Available Properties
also click on the listings on this page to contact the sellers of these properties directly.
www.viviun.com /Real_Estate/Japan/Islands   (56 words)

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