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  23 special wards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
To finance the joint public services provided to the 23 wards, the metropolitan government levies some of the taxes that would normally be levied by city governments, and also makes transfer payments to wards that cannot finance their own local administration.
The wards vary greatly in area (from 10 to 60km²) and population (from less than 40,000 to 830,000).
The total population of the 23 special wards is 8.34 million (as of Sept. 1, 2003), about two-thirds of the population of Tokyo and a quarter of the population of the Greater Tokyo Area.
www.pineville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/23_special_wards   (457 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Diet-of-Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Constitution of Japan does not specify the number of members of each house of the Diet, the voting system, or the necessary qualifications of those who may vote or be returned in parliamentary elections, thus allowing all of these things to be determined by law.
Japan's parallel voting system is not to be confused with the Additional Member System used in many other nations.
Japan's first modern legislature was the Imperial Diet established by the Meiji constitution in force from 1889-1947.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Diet_of_Japan   (3195 words)

  
 Municipality of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The difference between a shi and a special ward, the difference between a cho and a machi, and the difference between a son and a mura are only matters of the expression used in legal text.
Each of the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo is legally equivalent to a city.
Except for these wards of Tokyo, all large cities are of cities designated by government ordinance.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Municipality_of_Japan   (756 words)

  
 Ward - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Japan, a ward (ku or 区 in Japanese) is a section of one of the larger cities.
Ward is a town in Allegany County, New York.
A Ward is a term used in many fantasy books and other media, where it is often a magical barrier used to keep unwanted beings out of a certain area.
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 Sendai, Miyagi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sendai (仙台市; -shi) is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, and the largest city in the Tohoku (northeast) region.
This is a result of the first and second baby boom in Japan, and the presence of many young students that study in Sendai.
The statue was built during Japan's bubble economy by a now defunct company and is disliked by many locals, partially because it looks rather out of place in the middle of a residential district, and partially because most people see the statue as a symbol of greed, not faith.
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 Wards of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A ku (区), translated as ward, is a district in a large Japanese city.
Wards are used to subdivide each city designated by government ordinance, as well as Tokyo (where the "23 special wards" have a quasi-municipal status).
Many wards have affiliated residents' organizations for a number of tasks, although these do not have any legal authority per se.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wards_of_Japan   (119 words)

  
 What Goes Around - Social and Economic Policy - Global Policy Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Japan is trimming its generous overseas development budget, forcing countries in the region to anxiously lobby for their share of the pie, while Japanese businesses rue the loss of overseas contracts
For Japan, the single country that gives the most to the region, the big payoff came in promoting foreign policy goals, lubricating Japanese foreign investment, and winning lucrative contracts for its construction companies and technical experts.
Japan plans to hack 10% from its official development assistance budget, or ODA, for the coming year, mirroring a planned 10% cut in the overall budget to be finalized by April 1, 2002.
www.globalpolicy.org /socecon/develop/oda/2001/1206japan.htm   (1253 words)

  
 23 special wards -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of (The capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan) Tokyo, (A constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building) Japan.
Before 1943, the wards of Tokyo city were no different from the wards of (Port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay; a commercial and industrial center of Japan) Osaka or (A city in central Japan on southern Honshu; a famous cultural center that was once the capital of Japan) Kyoto.
The total population of the 23 special wards is 8.34 million (as of Sept. 1, 2003), about two-thirds of the population of Tokyo and a quarter of the population of the (Click link for more info and facts about Greater Tokyo Area) Greater Tokyo Area.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/2/23/23_special_wards.htm   (806 words)

  
 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tokyo is not a city; it is a prefecture which stretches from remote mountain villages in the west to the Ogasawara Islands 1000 km to the south, and encompasses more than two dozen cities in addition to the 23 special wards.
The combined population of the 23 special wards is 8.28 million (2002 est.), about two-thirds of the population of Tokyo and a quarter of the population of the Greater Tokyo Area.
In 1943, when the municipal and prefectural governments were merged into a single metropolitan government, the wards were placed under the direct control of the metropolis.
www.alanaditescili.net /index.php?title=23_special_wards   (413 words)

  
 A Baby Bust Empties Out Japan's Schools (washingtonpost.com)
The number of hospitals in Japan with pediatric wards shrank to 3,473 in 2000 from 4,119 in 1990, according to government statistics.
The most obvious -- opening Japan to more immigration -- is enormously controversial in a society that is 98.8 percent ethnically homogeneous and, in many respects, still markedly xenophobic.
Japan has tried just about everything to boost the fertility rate, or number of children per woman, which hit a record low of 1.29 in 2003, compared with 2.01 in the United States.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A2548-2005Mar2_2.html   (877 words)

  
 Edogawa, Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Edogawa (Japanese: 江戸川区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan.
As of 2003, the ward has an estimated population of 637,571 and a density of 12,787.22 persons per km².
The ward was founded on March 15, 1947.
www.lighthousepoint.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Edogawa,_Tokyo   (113 words)

  
 Shinjuku, Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Major areas of the ward include Ichigaya, the red-light district Kabukicho,,, Shinjuku ni-chome and Takadanobaba.
Shinjuku is home to Japan's largest, best-known and most vibrant gay area, Shinjuku ni-chome.
Shinjuku Ward is also home to Waseda University, the Yakult Swallows baseball team, and a barracks of the Japan Self-Defense Forces.
www.pineville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Shinjuku,_Tokyo   (333 words)

  
 WARD FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United_Kingdom, and the United_States, a ward is an electoral area of a borough, city, council, county, district, parish, shire or town (Local_Government_Area).
Wards was the popular name for the defunct U.S. department_store chain Montgomery_Ward.
WARD are an electronica duo consisting of David_Meme and Richard_Williams (from the emo band Calvados_Beam_Trio).
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 washingtonpost.com: A Baby Bust Empties Out Japan's Schools
The national child shortage, even as the population ages, is raising fears about Japan's long-term ability to maintain its status as the world's second-largest economy after the United States.
Japan's disappearing schools are emblematic of the problem.
In Kisawa, a town on Japan's Shikoku island, elders at the Unai Shrine have long called out the names of newborns at their autumn festival for happiness and health.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A2548-2005Mar2?language=printer   (1574 words)

  
 Wards of Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A ku 区, translated as ward, is a district in a large Japanese city.Wards are used to subdivide each city designated by government ordinance, as well as Tokyo (where the " 23 special wards " have aquasi- municipal status).
Outside of Tokyo, wards are local entities directly controlledby the municipal government.
Many wards have affiliated residents' organizations for a number of tasks,although these do not have any legal authority per se.
www.therfcc.org /wards-of-japan-144284.html   (101 words)

  
 Chuo-ku - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chuo-ku (中央区 Chūō-ku) is a common ward name in many large Japanese cities.
Although the name can be translated literally as "central district," it rarely denotes the main business district.
This is a list of chuo-ku in cities in Japan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chuo-ku   (66 words)

  
 Naniwa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Naniwa (Japanese: なにわ, 難波, 浪速, 浪花) is an old name of Osaka, Osaka prefecture, Japan.
Naniwa (浪速区) is also the name for a ward in Osaka.
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Naniwa   (126 words)

  
 EXPENDITURE - Online Information article about EXPENDITURE
In 1902, it was not expected that Japan would need any further immediate recourse to foreign borrowing.
According to her financiers' forecast at that time, her national indebtedness would reach its maximum, namely, 575,000,000 yen, in the year 1903, and would thenceforward diminish steadily.
To Buddhist priests, also, Japan owed during many years all the machinery she possessed for popular education.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /EUD_FAT/EXPENDITURE.html   (6641 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.
The 23 city wards (ku) are the center of Tokyo and make up about one third of the metropolis' area, while housing roughly eight of Tokyo's approximately twelve million residents.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2164.html   (442 words)

  
 The Gaijin
Everyone in Japan belongs to a team, be it a family, an office or a neighbourhood The group takes precedence over any individual responsibility or initiative.
In Japan, it is not unusual for someone to smoke and eat at the same time.
Japan uses the NTSC TV format, so US videos can be played on local VCRs, whereas British (PAL) and French videos need a multi-system VCR.
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 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On History of Japan
I have been in the national archives, have talked to soldiers who are currently doing the oral history's of Japan, I have had discussions with true Japanese both of the Nationalist ilk and average common Japanese soldier.
The program is a stark visual history of Japan, presented through the use of never-before-seen film footage, taken by amateur Japanese photographers, and some of it dating back to 1931.
The recent history of Japan is ample illustration of the wisdom of this analysis.Its economy has been in the tank for a decade and many economists blame MITI for the failure of Japanese companies to adapt and adjust to changing market conditions.
history.surfwax.com /files/History_of_Japan.html   (1668 words)

  
 Hongo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the woman who was at one point the oldest person on Earth, see Kamato Hongo.
Hongo (本郷) is a district of Tokyo located in Bunkyo Ward, due north of the Imperial Palace and west of Ueno.
It is best known for being the location of the University of Tokyo's main campus.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hongo   (78 words)

  
 The Standard - Age-old problem for Japan - Focus Section
The number of hospitals in Japan with pediatric wards fell to 3,473 in 2000 from 4,119 in 1990.
The most obvious - opening Japan to more immigration - is enormously controversial in a society that is 98.8 percent ethnically homogeneous and, in many respects, still markedly xenophobic.
According to a poll released by Japan's Yomiuri newspaper, seven out of 10 single Japanese women say they have no desire to become wives - a role that in Japan still largely means staying home and raising children.
www.thestandard.com.hk /stdn/std/Focus/GC07Dh01.html   (1620 words)

  
 Essential Oil Dictionary, Detailed Reference Guide, Herbal Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was used by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to ward off infections as well as being used as part of the embalming process.
In Japan Lemon oil is used in diffusers in banks to reduce worker-error and is a popular flavoring agent for food and perfumes.
Peppermint has been cultivated since ancient times in Japan and China; in Egypt evidence of a type of peppermint was found in a tomb dating back from 1000 BC.
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 FreeConservatives - The Vanishing Japanese: 7 of 10 Japanese Women Don't Want to become Wives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Post explains that part of the problem lies with the fact that in 1990, when Japan's economic bubble burst, Japanese companies seeking less expensive help began hiring women for contract and part-time jobs in place of higher paid men and gender roles changed as a result.
Im not sure if Japan is very liberal, but i hear the government likes to put a lot of controls on businesses.
Japan's problem is that the small numbers of farmers restrict development of rural areas, ensuring that the Japanese are packed into tiny houses and apartments.
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 Ward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Japan, a ward (''ku'' or 区 in Japanese languageJapanese) is a section of one of the larger cities.
Ward, New York Ward is a town in Allegany County, New York/.
Hines Ward spent portions of the Steelers' practice Friday jogging and pulling in passes from Ben Roethlisberger.
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 Geography of Japan - Wards & Districts of Japan
Geography of Japan - Wards and Districts of Japan
Basic Geography of Japan and Regions of Japan
Shinjuku ni-chome - special ward of Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan
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 Wards Of Japan Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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