Japan i/dʒəˈpæn/ (Japanese: 日本 Nihon or Nippon; formally 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku, literally " State of Japan") is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".
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... Meanwhile, Japan was in a state of great unrest ... The Sengoku Period saw the entire Japan plunged in small-scale regional civil wars ... the coming of the Azuchi-Momoyama period when the situation in Japan stabilized and few new pirates were produced ...
... 0.9% Other 12.2% Total 200% Beginning in December 1931, Japan gradually shifted from the gold standard system to the managed currency system ... by the desire of foreigners to buy goods and services in Japan and by their interest in investing in Japan (buying yen-denominated real and financial assets) ... Since the 1990s, the Bank of Japan, the country's central bank, has kept interest rates low in order to spur economic growth ...
... Traditionally, sumo is considered Japan's national sport ... many Western sports were introduced in Japan and began to spread through the education system ... Japan hosted the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 1964 ...
... Tenure Hidehiko Shimizu Japan 1993–94 Jorge Solari Argentina 1995 Hiroshi Hayano Japan 1995–96 Xabier Azkargorta Spain 1997–98 Gert Engels Germany Sept 1998–Dec 98 Antonio de la Cruz Spain 1999 Osvaldo Ardiles ...
... It grows widely throughout Japan and is foraged as a wild vegetable (sansai), though not a major crop shipped to market in appreciable amounts as to given in statistics ...
More definitions of "japan":
- (verb): Coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan.
- (noun): A constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building.
Synonyms: Nippon, Nihon
- (noun): Lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer.
- (noun): Lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient.
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“I do not know that the United States can save civilization but at least by our example we can make people think and give them the opportunity of saving themselves. The trouble is that the people of Germany, Italy and Japan are not given the privilege of thinking.”
—Franklin D. Roosevelt (18821945)