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  Japan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
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 has also become a global leader in financial services, with some of the world’s largest banks, but since the collapse of the stock and real estate markets in the early 1990s many of Japan’s banks have been burdened with high numbers of nonperforming loans.
The old myths of imperial and racial divinity, rediscovered by scholars in the Tokugawa period, were revived, and the sentiment of loyalty to the emperor was actively propagated by the new government.
www.bartleby.com /65/ja/Japan.html   (5901 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Bitchu Province
For much of the Muromachi period, the province was dominated by the Hosokawa clan, who resided on Shikoku and allowed the province a degree of independence.
After 1600, the province was divided among a variety of han (fiefs), and included a number of castles.
Shikoku (四国, four provinces) is the smallest and least populous (4,141,955 as of 2005) of the four main islands of Japan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bitchu-Province   (1948 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Satsuma Province
Satsuma was one of the main provinces that rose in opposition to the Tokugawa shogunate in the mid 19th century.
Tsushima (対馬;, Korean Daema) was a province of Japan until the abolition of provinces and establishment of prefectures.
Satsuma was one of the main provinces that rose in opposition to the Tokugawa shogunate The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Satsuma-Province   (1328 words)

 Japan, Buddhism and Warlords, to the Kamakura
Buddhism may have arrived in Japan earlier, but the commonly believed time of its arrival in Japan was around the mid-500s, when the Korean king of Paekche was fighting the king of neighboring Silla and wished to ally himself with Japan.
Japan's emperor sent no troops to Korea, and in 562 Japan was forced from its possession in Korea that it called Mimana.
Japan was growing also in population, and they were expanding against indigenous people, including the Ainu, who, on the main island, Honshu, were overrun and pushed farther north.
www.fsmitha.com /h3/h07japan.htm   (4020 words)

  Provinces of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Provinces as part of the address system, meanwhile, were not abolished but, on the contrary, augumented.
As of 1871, the number of prefectures was 304, while the number of provinces was 68, not including Hokkaido and Ryukyu Province.
Iki 壱岐国 (an island in the Genkai-Nada region of the Sea of Japan north of Kyushu)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Old_provinces_of_Japan   (737 words)

Japan proceeded to raid the Pacific coastline of Siberia, seizing the entire island of Karafutô to the north of Hokkaidô, and fought battles in central Manchuria against ill-equipped Russian troops, incidentally providing the world with the first experience of modern trench warfare.
The repair of Japan's relations with the League and League member-states was made the top priority of the Foreign Ministry, and in 1951 a chastened Japan had regained its membership in the General Assembly.
Japan's relations with Korea were improving sharply as Japanese investment in the booming Korean economy continued to grow apace, while Japan possessed a very high stature in the wider world.
www.ahtg.net /TpA/modjapan.html   (7456 words)

 Provinces of Japan - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Provinces as part of the address system, meanwhile, were not abolished but, on the contrary, augumented.
As of 1871, the number of prefectures was 304, while the number of provinces was 68, not including Hokkaido and Ryukyu Province.
Provinces are classified into kinai (within the capital), and seven or eight do (routes, or circuits).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Provinces_of_Japan   (721 words)

Early Japan was notable for its rigid social distinctions, indicated by different sorts of tattoos and body markings which denoted the warrior elite.
Japan's difference was that it didn't share a land border with China, unlike the other two, and it wasn't under Chinese occupation, so that it could be more selective.
Japan's ruling elite for the past three centuries had learned all they could from Chinese model, but several fundamental differences between Japan and China remained, meaning that this inheritance needed to be significantly modified to suit the Japanese culture.
www.loyno.edu /~seduffy/narajapan.html   (2672 words)

 Old Maps of China and Japan by Grace Galleries Harpswell Maine
Peking is located in Pechelli Province; and the map includes two sets of notes regarding the content of the map, both surrounded by colorful leaf and flower cartouches.
Attractive chart of the Kuriles, a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Russia and extending from Kamchatka (Russia) to Hokkaido (Japan) in the northern Pacific.
Depicts cites, towns, harbors, provinces, governmental districts, the Capital (Fu), capes, mountain passes, rivers, bays, seas and islands and locates railways throughout with roads, and indicates the submarine telegraph cable crossing the Sea of Japan to China.
www.gracegalleries.com /China-Japan_Listings.htm   (3764 words)

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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.
The agency responsible for overseeing Japan's self-defense forces was upgraded to a ministry in Dec., 2006, and the forces' mandate was expanded to include international peacekeeping and relief.
Although Japan supported the Jan., 2007, six-party agreement that called for closure of North Korea's reactor, it maintained a harder line in its bilateral relations with the North, concerned over unresolved abduction issues and North Korean missiles (which led to the installation of ballistic missile interceptors in 2007).
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/world/countries/japan.html?nav=el   (6290 words)

 Asia Times Online :: Japan News - Japan's face-saving exit from Iraq
Although Japan wanted to withdraw earlier, it could not do so because it feared hurting relations with the US by becoming the first among the close US allies in the Iraq war to exit.
Japan's earlier plan to begin a troop withdrawal in March - which received informal approval from the US, Britain and Australia - was botched because of the delay in the formation of a new Iraqi government following mid-December parliamentary elections and a resurgence in insurgent and sectarian violence across Iraq.
For Japan, the British and Australian plans to withdraw their forces from the southern province of Muthanna provided a convenient cover as non-combat Japanese troops are protected by British and Australian forces.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Japan/HF21Dh01.html   (1518 words)

 Provinces of Japan
The provinces remained as geographical entities and people often referred to a certain place by coupling the name of the province with the name of the han.
Awaji 淡路国 (literally Path to Awa Province; the largest island in the Seto Inland Sea, located between the Kii Peninsula of Honshu to the east and the island of Shikoku to the west)
Some of the province names are used to indicate distinct parts of the current prefectures alog with their cultural and geographical characteristics.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Farticles.gourt.com%2F%3Farticle%3DOld_provinces_of_Japan%26type%3Den   (805 words)

 insurance Old_provinces_of_Japan - insurance-notes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Provinces as part of the system of addresses were not abolished but, on the contrary, augmented.
Provinces are nonetheless today considered obsolete, although their names are still widely used in names of natural features, company names, and brands.
Provinces are classified into kinai (within the capital), and seven or eight dō (routes, or circuits).
www.insurance-notes.com /Old_provinces_of_Japan   (623 words)

On 31 March, 1908, the total population of Japan was 49,092,000 inhabitants; that of Formosa 3,155,005; and that of the Ainus (aborigines) 17,632.
The seas which surround Japan are the Pacific Ocean on the east, the Sea of Okhotsk on the North, the Sea of Japan on the west, and the China Sea on the south.
However, popular instruction in Japan is not atheistic; it gives as the basis for private or social morality primitive history or Japanese mythology, which assigns the origin of all things to the gods or ancestors of the country.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08297a.htm   (17760 words)

 WHO | H5N1 avian influenza: a chronology of key events
The cases, from Suphanburi and Kanchanburi provinces, are young boys.
Altogether, H5N1 infection is suspected or confirmed on 39 farms in 14 of the country’s 31 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities.
Of the outbreaks at 39 farms, 19 are confirmed as caused by H5N1.
www.who.int /csr/disease/avian_influenza/chronology/en/index.html   (2208 words)

 Bungo Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It bordered on Buzen, Hyuga, Higo, Chikugo, and Chikuzen Provinces.
After Toyotomi Hideyoshi also took the power in Kyushu, 120 thousand koku of Buzen province was given to Kuroda Yoshitaka since 1587, who made Kokura, currentdays a part of Kitakyushu, Fukuoka his site and built the castle.
Other parts of the province were divided into pieces and given to other daimyo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bungo_province   (268 words)

 Tosa Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tosa (土佐国;; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today Kochi prefecture on Shikoku.
Tosa was ruled by the during the Sengoku period, and briefly unified Shikoku under his rule, although he was reduced to Tosa again by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and dispossessed entirely after Sekigahara.
Tosa was a relatively poor province, and lacked a strong castle town even under the Chosokabe.
www.newlenox.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Tosa_Province   (158 words)

 Nagato Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although the ancient capital of the province was Shimonoseki, Hagi was usually the seat of the han (fief).
In 1871 with the abolition of feudal domains and the establishment of prefectures (Haihan Chiken) after the Meiji Restoration, the provinces of Nagato and Suo were combined to eventually establish Yamaguchi prefecture.
Historically, the oligarchy that came into power after the Meiji Restoration of 1868 had a strong representation from the Choshu province, as Ito Hirobumi, Yamagata Aritomo, and Kido Koin were from there.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Nagato_Province   (221 words)

 Provinces of Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the Edo Era, the function of provinces as administrative units was effectively and gradually supplanted by the Han territories.
As of 1871, the number of prefectures was 304, while the number of provinces was 68, aside from Hokkaido and Ryukyu Province.
Provinces are classified into Kinai (in capital) and seven or eight do (routes, or circuitss).
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/provinces_of_japan   (700 words)

 Wakasa Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wakasa (若狭国; -no kuni) in Japan was an old province in the area that is today western Fukui prefecture.
Wakasa bordered on Echizen, Omi, Tamba, Tango, and Yamashiro provinces.
The province's ancient capital was at Obama, which continued to be the main castle town through the Edo period.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wakasa_province   (74 words)

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In Japan we have the advantage that, although the soldiers are raised by conscription, every conscript is animated by the highest sense of patriotism and pride in his country.
Japan's financial condition is by no means so bad as is often depicted, thanks to the growing material prosperity of the empire.
But whatever causes may have helped Japan in her progress, and however much we may have been instrumental in the achievements of the past years, they are insignificant when compared with what the country owes to his Majesty the Emperor.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/Ito.html   (2287 words)

 Prints Old & Rare - Japan page
The print is based on the Mathew Perry expedition in 1853-1854 that forced Japan into trade and diplomatic relations with the West after two centuries of isolation.
Japan and Korea with insets of Port Arthur, Formosa (Taiwan), Tokyo and Yokohama.
The map is titled "Johnson's Japan, Nippon, Kiusiu, Sikok, Yesso and the Japanese Kuriles." Each province within the country is separately colored with original hand coloring.
www.printsoldandrare.com /japan   (1771 words)

 Feudal Japan: The Heiji War
The Heiji War, then, marks the beginning of feudal Japan, for the relationship of various provincial generals and lords to the shogun was the relationship of vassals to a lord.
The individual provinces were more or less independent; their lords, or daimyo, took oaths of allegiance to the shogun.
By the thirteenth century in Japan, heikyoku became popular among the upper classes and soon constituted the leading contemporary performing art form in fourteenth and fifteenth century Japan, only falling off during the chaos of the Warring States Period (16th century).
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/FEUJAPAN/HEIJI.HTM   (886 words)

 Tokushima - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Tokushima, city, southwestern Japan, eastern Shikoku Island, capital of Tokushima Prefecture, on Kii Channel, near the mouth of the Yoshino River.
Awa (阿波国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today a part of Tokushima prefecture on Shikoku.
Awa was bordered by Tosa, Sanuki, and Iyo provinces.
encarta.msn.com /Tokushima.html   (149 words)

 Rare-maps.com - Search for Japan
China and Japan are illustrated on this hand colored map.Details include the names of regions, rivers, lakes, mountains, important cities, state borders and an inset map of the islands of Japan.
The coast of China and Japan along the Yangtze River Enterance to Shimonoseki Kaikyo is illustrated on this map.
This beautiful map of Japan was printed in Edinburgh by Adam and Charles Black for "Black's General Atlas of the World," published in 1885.
mapsandprints.com /search.cfm?sc=Japan   (2945 words)

 Japan Media Review -- Japanese Reporters' Political Allegiances Create Bias
A staunch critic of Japan's politicians -- and the media who cover them -- Morita is one of few analysts who has repeatedly questioned Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's reforms and qualifications as a leader -- even at a time when his approval ratings were sky-high, nearly 90 percent.
Japan Media Review: You have said on your Web site that your criticism of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is often ignored by the major media.
It is one of a journalist's roles to impart local concerns and issues in provinces to the general public.
ojr.org /japan/media/1078440176.php   (2561 words)

Their power was replaced by that of the provincial lords, who were descended from the old clan lords or court nobility that had left the capital.
The end of the bakufu came in 1333, when the Hojo family was exterminated by a rival clan, and this action brought the first phase of Japanese feudal age to an end.
Zen Buddhism was especially suited to the needs of the samurai because it emphasized simplicity and disciple, rather than scholastic studies, and its stress on hard physical labor to discipline the mind and body reinforced the code of bushido.
www.loyno.edu /~seduffy/feudaljapan.html   (1558 words)

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