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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Village (Japan)
A village (村 mura or son) is a local administrative unit in Japan.
Japan's nearest neighbors are the Philippine Islands on the south and North and South Korea and the Soviet Union on the northwest.
Japan's climate is similar to that of the eastern coast of the United States.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Village-(Japan)   (0 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Municipality of Japan
Generally, a village or town can be promoted to a city when its population increases above fifty thousand, and a city can (but need not) be demoted to a town or village when its population decreases below fifty thousand.
A city (市 shi) is a local public body in Japan, part of a prefecture (ken or other equivalents).
A municipality or "general-purpose district" (compare with: "special-purpose district") is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Municipality-of-Japan   (0 words)

 PBS Online: Hidden Korea/History
Korean farmers migrated across the Sea of Japan (called the Eastern Sea by Koreans) to southern Japan.
This was the beginning of farming villages in Japan and much of the modern Japanese population is descended from these immigrants.
For 600 years a village near Seoul called Ich'on, has been home of Korea's greatest potters and it is here that the great celadon techniques have been revived.
www.pbs.org /hiddenkorea/history.htm   (0 words)

 ZNet |Japan | Sumatran Villagers Sue Japan Over ODA Dam
However, even though they were evicted from their villages to make way for the dam in the early 1990s, they claim that no one consulted them about the project, relocation or compensation.
While the Indonesian government prepared new villages and cash settlements, villagers contend that the money they were offered was inadequate, and that living conditions dropped drastically in the new villages because of chronic water shortages, poor soil and rubber plantations that were not ready for harvest.
Environmentalists fear that the reservoir, logging, and construction of new villages has cut into important remaining habitat and migration routes of already threatened species, some of which may now be on the verge of extinction.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=17&ItemID=4050   (0 words)

 SOS Children's Villages: Japan - Select a village
South Korea - Select a village An SOS Social Centre in the form of a day-care-centre was built on the grounds of SOS Children's Village Seoul in 1982 to help the people living in...
In Japan, a group supporting the general notion of SOS Children's Villages was organised around Ms Kinuko Takeda already back in the days of the founder of the SOS Children's Villages, Mr Hermann Gmeiner.
After ten years of dedicated attempts to firmly establish SOS Children's Villages in Japan, the office had to be closed upon the retirement of Ms Takeda in 1997.
www.sos-childrensvillages.org /html/japan_select_a_village.html   (0 words)

 Outreach Japan — Japan’s Cities, Towns & Villages
We sat in the yard and visited for an hour with folks from this section of the village as they waited for a group from another part of the island.
An interesting difference in the Japanese way of doing life and the American way of doing life is that aside from informal get-togethers, prior “proper” planning is a high priority for Japanese people as a group.
Pray that people will be blessed as they worship together and that their hearts will burn with compassion for the lost so that they will go out and The other two house churches might start worship twice a week, too.
www.outreachjapan.org   (0 words)

 Tokyo - City Guide
Tokyo is also one of Japan's 47 prefectures, but is called a metropolis (to) rather than a prefecture (ken).
The metropolis of Tokyo consists of 23 city wards (ku), 26 cities, 5 towns and 8 villages, including the Izu and Ogasawara Islands, several small Pacific Islands in the south of Japan's main island Honshu.
A small castle town in the 16th century, Edo became Japan's political center in 1603 when Tokugawa Ieyasu established his feudal government there.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2164.html   (502 words)

Japan is an island country situated off the east coast of Asia in the northwest of the Pacific Ocean.
Japan's nearest neighbors are the Philippine Islands on the south and North and South Korea and the Soviet Union on the northwest.
Japan's climate is similar to that of the eastern coast of the United States.
www.japanmin.com /about.htm   (2386 words)

  Villages of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A village (村 mura or son) is a local administrative unit in Japan.
Geographically, a village's extent is contained within a prefecture.
It is larger than an actual settlement, being in actuality a subdivision of a rural district, districts are subdivided into towns and villages, with no overlap, and no uncovered area.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Villages_of_Japan   (146 words)

 EH.Net Encyclopedia: Japan, Industrialization and Economic Growth
Japan's agricultural productivity was high enough to sustain substantial craft (proto-industrial) production in both rural and urban areas of the country prior to industrialization.
Japan's thrust to imperial expansion was inflamed by the growing instability of the geopolitical and international trade regime of the later 1920s and early 1930s.
It was against this international backdrop that Japan began aggressively staking out its claim to being the dominant military power in East Asia and the Pacific, thereby bringing it into conflict with the United States and the United Kingdom in the Asian and Pacific theaters after the world slipped into global warfare in 1939.
www.eh.net /encyclopedia/?article=mosk.japan.final   (4119 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)

 Directory - Regional: Asia: Japan: Society and Culture: History
Japan Under American Occupation  · cached · Brief notes on the role played by the United States during the Allied occupation of Japan from September 1945 through 1952.
Politics and the Economy in Pre-War Japan  · cached · Discusses the influences that led to the economic policies pursued in the interwar period.
Colonies and Countryside in Wartime Japan: Emigration to Manchuria  · cached · Explores the relationship between rural villages and Japan's colonies during the wartime period, with reference to the emigration of Japanese farmers to Manchuria to identify some of the key characteristics of Japanese emigration during this period and distinctive features.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=25201   (893 words)

 Japan Walks Away from IWC Meeting with Little to Show Other Than Its Own Expanded Whaling Program
Whether Japan can ever make good on that threat is a point of contention with some observers, but at least for now, Japan must remain satisfied with its so-called scientific whaling program, which has been greatly expanded for this year's hunt.
Japan's RMS bid fell well short of its needed three-quarters majority to pass: The vote was 23 in favor, 29 opposed, and five abstentions.
Japan and other pro-whaling nations argue that proper management measures would prevent whales stocks from being depleted and would therefore render sanctuaries unnecessary—they say this despite the fact that they oppose any meaningful management regulations.
www.hsus.org /marine_mammals/marine_mammals_news/iwc_57_wrap-up.html   (1452 words)

 A Message from Taiji, Japan
The Village of Taiji, where we live is located on the southern part of the Japanese archipelago at the tip of the peninsula which extends into the Pacific Ocean.
Many villagers lost their proud occupations and important means of livelihood, and wounds and scars were made in the heart of many men and women.
Although Japan is one of the world's most advanced industrialized nations, there are a number of small communities which are still dependent on traditional subsistence activities based on natural resources and maintain traditional values which contrast sharply with the increasing influence of urban and western values.
www.furcommission.com /resource/perspect3.htm   (904 words)

 Lee Marek's Website - History of Science & Trips - Japan
The program, which is fully funded by the Government of Japan, aims to increase the level of understanding between Japan and the United States and to provide a significant opportunity for the professional development of educators.
Japan may be a modern society in many respects, but don’t expect the same level of equality between the genders that you have come to expect in your own country.
Peter Tasker, in his book Inside Japan (Penguin, 1987), points to the story of the Bureau for the Promotion of the Forty Hour Week; so enormous was their task of persuading Japanese corporations to change their work practices, that members of the bureau were forced to put in long hours of overtime and weekend work.
www.chem.uic.edu /marek/trips/japan/fmfweb.htm   (5809 words)

 Travel to Japan Home Page
Here you have the soaring peaks of the "Japan Alps," the Japan Sea coast which retains much of the nation's older and traditional lifestyles, all the way to the Pacific coast that thrives with highly developed modern industry.
Japan's fourth largest city, Nagoya is an old castle town, with a fine network of streets and wide boulevards.
The mountains of the Japan Alps are a series of volcanic peaks running from north to south through the central and widest part of Honshu.
www.sushiandtofu.com /trip_to_japan/index.htm   (848 words)

 Case Study
Japan has once again been ridiculed for its slow response to a crisis and some environmentalists have speculated that if they had responded immediately, the extent of the environmental damage could have been avoided.
Japan's Maritime Safety agency did, however, dispatched 1600 people, 65 ships, and 10 airplanes to aid in the cleanup effort of the 500 miles of Japanese coastline contaminated by the oil spill.
Japan is convinced that the twenty-six year old tanker was in poor condition, which in the stormy seas caused the vessel to break in two.
www.american.edu /TED/japanoil.htm   (2546 words)

 Heisei Municipal Mergers - PHOTOGUIDE.JP
During this period, Japan's number of municipalities shrank from 3,232 (670 cities, 1,994 towns, 568 villages) to 1,820 (779 cities, 844 towns, 197 villages).
Cities have merged with or absorbed neighboring towns and villages, and neighboring towns and villages have merged to form new cities.
Japan has undergone three major municipal mergers and realignments since the feudal era ended in the late 19th century.
photoguide.jp /txt/Heisei_Municipal_Mergers   (962 words)

 Japan's Slopes: Villages are hot spots for Asia's skiers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido at a latitude of Siberia, Niseko is routinely buffeted by sub-Arctic winds that storm across the icy Sea of Japan and drape the countryside in snow.
Japan first showed off its skiing prowess during the 1972 Winter Games in Sapporo, but the influx of foreign skiers is a recent one, fueled by the sport's surging popularity in Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea.
In Niseko alone, the number of visitors from mainland Asia rose fivefold to 13,000 from 2001 to 2005, and the ranks of Australians descending on its sister town of Hirafu exploded from barely 200 to 7,600.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /getaways/305314_japanski01.html?source=rss   (1053 words)

 Long Island University - Japan - Okinawa Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Okinawan Islands are located at the confluence of many Asian lands and cultures: Korea and Japan to the north, China to the west, and the countries of Southeast Asia to the south.
The culture of the early period was purely indigenous but the late period shows the formation of villages on the sand hills where people lived on collecting plants while the villages by the seashore were formed by people who engaged widely in fishing.
Villages were established on the hill area near the sea and, later in the 11th and 12 century, as the population increased, new villages were established on the hills inland.
www.liu.edu /but04/japan/okinawa/okinawa.html   (1018 words)

 Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Like many homes in rural Japan, there are few windows, the ceiling is covered with soot, and the air inside is cold and damp, even as a warm sun shines outside.
It is difficult to get a sense of the countryside, of the intimacy of small Japanese villages, by staring out the windows of these trains as they whiz by at 200 miles per hour.
The tiny villages in this valley, surrounded by surprisingly high mountains known as the Japanese Alps, are not widely publicized, at least to outsiders, and their isolated location and "protected" status as historic sites have made them seem more mythic than real.
webusers.warwick.net /~u1027797/japan.htm   (319 words)

 Exhibition "Contemporary Japanese Architecture (1985-1996)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There are also many towns and villages in Japan with a population of several thousand persons.
The Japanese are having fewer children, and statistics forecast a decline in the population of Japan in the 21st century.
Japan is an island nation that does not share a border with any other country, and reclaimed land represents for it a frontier, a place fantastic in character that is cut off from the existing landscape.
ldmuziejus.mch.mii.lt /Naujausiosparodos/japan_arch.en.htm   (1597 words)

 Japan '01
Experience life at the Kodo Apprentice Center, located in a beautiful mountainous area near the Japan Sea, where Kodo's apprentices are in training, and local people will be preparing for demon taiko for festival performances.
Several twists of fate brought the members of Hanayui together on Sado island, and the spirit of Yui is the driving force behind their song and dance.
Mitsue first participated in the Kodo Village Festival as a member of Hanayui, and has continued in to participate as a dancer in other capacities since then.
www.rhythmix.org /japan2001.html   (765 words)

 Operation Reveille, Okinawa & Japan Intel
Nevertheless, many cities and villages in Japan still have no Christian witness, and growth of existing churches is painfully slow.
Shintoism, which is founded on establishing relationships with the spirits of both nature and one's ancestors, is the native religion of Japan.
Japan's national population approaching 122 million is one of the most homogenous in the world.
www.oprev.org /JapanIntel.htm   (300 words)

 Global Forum for Health Research - RealHealth News
Japan is bringing its resources and own unique philosophy to bear on Africa, as part of a major new initiative to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Japan ’s ODA, which it astonishingly began to dispense only a decade or so after it began rebuilding its own nation, helped drive the economic boom in East Asia and the Pacific, where ODA funds were initially targeted.
Japan will provide some essential supportive resources and technical assistance specifically targeted to curb the spread of infectious diseases, reform and strengthen national health systems and staff, improve education and promote agriculture and private sector development.
www.globalforumhealth.org /realhealthnews/papers/oct06_Japan.php   (1741 words)

During Japan's early history, there were hundreds of castles.
Industrial Pollution in Japan: Information on the Ashio Copper Mine northwest of Tokyo; the Morinaga arsenic poisoning; the Minamata methyl mercury poisoning in Kumamoto, Kyushu; and the Miike coal-mine explosion in Omuta, Fukuoka, Kyushu.
Japan in 24 Days: or How I Got One Hell of a Sore Butt: An interesting ride from Tokyo to Hokkaido and back down to Kyushu on a 250cc motorcycle.
www.placesonline.org /sitelists/esa/japan/japan.asp   (676 words)

 Architectural Review, The: Bringing home the gods - the Japanese perception of urban space   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The quest had begun during a visit to Japan in 1969, when I noticed the lack of civic spaces in the form I was used to seeing in the West.
Professor Itoh Teiji(1) had drawn my attention to the fact that a public place in Japan is rarely conceived of as hard bordered, but rather as kaiwai, a space that changes with the activities of its users and their intentions.
Around the seventh century, as the village of Takanashi grew larger, the three satellite villages of Tateishi, Kameyama and Jibi formed on the opposite side of the bay.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3575/is_1231_206/ai_57041499   (1565 words)

 Japan city guides, Japan destination guides and Japan tourist information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Japan is a place of ancient gods and customs, but is also the cutting edge of cool modernity.
Japan is never going to be a cheap place to travel, but there's no reason why it should be wildly expensive either.
Japan maintains one of the world's largest fishing fleets and accounts for nearly 15% of the global catch.
www.individualtourist.com /countries/japan.htm   (1306 words)

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