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is a city located in southern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, on the Seto Inland Sea west of Kobe.
is an industrial city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.
Amanohashidate (天橋立) is one of Japan's three scenic views.
The American Chamber of Commerce Japan (ACCJ) is a non-profit business organization consisting mainly of executives from American companies.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
is an island in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, in the eastern part of the Seto Inland Sea between the islands of Honshū and Shikoku.
The, usually translated as "Great Watch," was a contingent of troops dedicated to protecting the Home Provinces (畿内, kinai) and safeguarding the Throne.
is wagyū (Japanese beef) originating in the Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
is an old province of Japan, which today comprises Shiga Prefecture.
is the capital city of Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area includes a variety of buildings found in Hōryū-ji and Hokki-ji in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan.
, also known as Ningyō jōruri (人形浄瑠璃), is a form of traditional Japanese puppet theatre, founded in Osaka in the beginning of 17th century.
Canadian Academy (CA; カナディアン・アカデミイ), founded in 1913, is an independent pre-K–12 international school in Higashinada-ku, Kobe, Japan on the man-made Rokko Island; more than 35 nationalities are represented in its student body.
The current de facto capital of Japan is Tokyo, with the seat of the Emperor, National Diet and many government organizations.
is a Japanese football team, currently playing in the J League.
A, also known as a or, is a Japanese city that has a population greater than 500,000 and has been designated as such by order of the Cabinet of Japan under Article 252, Section 19 of the Local Autonomy Law.
A is a class or category of Japanese city.
A counterculture (also written counter-culture) is a subculture whose values and norms of behavior differ substantially from those of mainstream society, often in opposition to mainstream cultural mores.
or 'giant Buddha' is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha.
The Daisen Kofun is a burial mound in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
Deutsche Schule Kobe International (DSKI; 神戸ドイツ学院) is a German international school on Rokko Island, in Higashinada-ku, Kobe, Japan.
, also romanized as Jedo, Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of Tokyo.
The or is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyō.
is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on Honshū island.
is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
is a Japanese professional association football club, currently playing in the J1 League.
Japan is an island nation in East Asia comprising a volcanic archipelago extending along the continent's Pacific coast.
was the name for ancient administrative units organized in Japan during the Asuka period (AD 538–710), as part of a legal and governmental system borrowed from the Chinese.
The, or Kobe earthquake, occurred on January 17, 1995 at 05:46:53 JST (January 16 at 20:46:53 UTC) in the southern part of Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, known as Hanshin.
The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, consisting of the Kantō region of Japan, including the Tokyo Metropolis, as well as the prefecture of Yamanashi of the neighboring Chūbu region.
, commonly referred to as simply Koshien Stadium, is a baseball park located near Kobe in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.
The are a Nippon Professional Baseball team playing in the Central League.
Harvard University Press (HUP) is a publishing house established on January 13, 1913, as a division of Harvard University, and focused on academic publishing.
is a Buddhist temple that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan.
The is the last division of classical Japanese history, running from 794 to 1185.
Heian-kyō was one of several former names for the city now known as Kyoto.
is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
In Japan, Kōshien (甲子園) generally refers to the two annual baseball tournaments played by high schools nationwide culminating at a final showdown at Hanshin Kōshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Japan.
is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan.
is a hilltop Japanese castle complex situated in the city of Himeji which is located in the Hyōgo Prefecture of Japan.
is a city in northeastern Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) encompasses 17 locations in Japan within the city of Kyoto and its immediate vicinity.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara encompasses eight places in the old capital Nara in Nara Prefecture, Japan.
Honshu is the largest and most populous island of Japan, located south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Straits.
is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region on Honshu island.
is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
The are a mountain range straddling the border between Gifu and Shiga prefectures in Japan.
was a province of Japan located in what is today part of western Mie Prefecture.
is a bay located at the mouth of the Kiso Three Rivers between Mie and Aichi Prefectures in Japan.
The, located in the city of Ise, Mie Prefecture of Japan, is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu.
was a province of Japan.
was the originator of kabuki theater.
The is the top division of the and the top professional association football J.League in Japan.
The is the second division of the and the second-tier professional association football league in Japan.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
is the standard timezone in Japan, 9 hours ahead of UTC (i.e. it is UTC+09:00).
The Japanese Black (黒毛和種, Kuroge Washu) is a breed of Japanese beef cattle.
Japanese cuisine encompasses the regional and traditional foods of Japan, which have developed through centuries of social and economic changes.
The dialects of the Japanese language fall into two primary clades, Eastern (including Tokyo) and Western (including Kyoto), with the dialects of Kyushu and Hachijō Island often distinguished as additional branches, the latter perhaps the most divergent of all.
are a nation and an ethnic group that is native to Japan and makes up 98.5% of the total population of that country.
The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (抹茶), powdered green tea.
is a classical Japanese dance-drama.
or is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner.
is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.
The is a period of Japanese history that marks the governance by the Kamakura shogunate, officially established in 1192 in Kamakura by the first shōgun, Minamoto no Yoritomo.
Kamigata (上方) is a region of Japan referring to the cities of Kyoto and Osaka; the term is used particularly when discussing elements of Edo period urban culture such as ukiyo-e and kabuki, and when making a comparison to the urban culture of the Edo/Tokyo region.
The is a group of Japanese dialects in the Kansai region (Kinki region) of Japan.
is an unincorporated city located in the, a border region between Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara Prefectures in Kansai region, Japan.
is a Japanese football league covering most of the Kansai region, the prefectures of Hyōgo, Kyōto, Nara, Osaka, Shiga and Wakayama.
The is a geographical area of Honshu, the largest island of Japan.
was a province of Japan in the eastern part of modern Osaka Prefecture.
is a single-volume Japanese dictionary first published by Iwanami Shoten in 1955.
is a metropolitan region in Japan encompassing the metropolitan areas of the cities of Kyoto in Kyoto Prefecture, Osaka in Osaka Prefecture and Kobe in Hyōgo Prefecture.
The is the largest peninsula on the island of Honshū in Japan.
is a Japanese term denoting an ancient division of the country.
is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
is the sixth-largest city in Japan and the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture.
is meat from the Tajima strain of Japanese Black cattle, raised in Japan's Hyōgo Prefecture according to rules set out by the Kobe Beef Marketing and Distribution Promotion Association.
is a Japanese construction company which was the world's oldest continuously ongoing independent company, operating for over 1,400 years until it was absorbed as a subsidiary of Takamatsu in 2006.
, also known as, is a Japanese dish of deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables.
, officially, is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture, located in the Kansai region of Japan.
is a prefecture of Japan in the Kansai region of the island of Honshu.
is a Japanese professional football (soccer) club based in Kyoto.
A lady-in-waiting or court lady is a female personal assistant at a court, royal or feudal, attending on a royal woman or a high-ranking noblewoman.
is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located in Shiga Prefecture (west-central Honshu), northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto.
and in Japan are places of scenic beauty designated for protection and sustainable usage by the Minister of the Environment under the of 1957.
The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts.
is a French international school in Shimogyô-ku, Kyoto, Japan.
is the meat of Japanese Black cattle reared under strict conditions in the Matsusaka region of Mie in Japan.
The, also known as the Meiji Ishin, Renovation, Revolution, Reform, or Renewal, was an event that restored practical imperial rule to the Empire of Japan in 1868 under Emperor Meiji.
is a prefecture of Japan, which is part of the Kansai region on the main Honshu island.
The is a cabinet-level ministry in the Government of Japan.
is a mountain to the northeast of Kyoto, lying on the border between the Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures, Japan.
was a Japanese novelist, poet and lady-in-waiting at the Imperial court during the Heian period.
are five area-based groupings of sake breweries in the cities of Kobe and Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.
The of the history of Japan covers the years from AD 710 to 794.
is a prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan.
is the capital city of Nara Prefecture located in the Kansai region of Japan.
Some of the National Treasures of Japan A National Treasure (国宝: kokuhō) is the most precious of Japan's Tangible Cultural Properties, as determined and designated by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (a subsidiary of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).
is a traditional Japanese food made from soybeans fermented with Bacillus subtilis var. natto.
is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, that was founded May 3, 1951.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.
or NPB is the highest level of baseball in Japan.
is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, between the cities of Amagasaki and Ashiya.
, derived from the Sino-Japanese word for "skill" or "talent", is a major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century.
() is a Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients.
, also known as, or rice ball, is a Japanese food made from white rice formed into triangular or cylindrical shapes and often wrapped in nori (seaweed).
The are a Nippon Professional Baseball team that was formed following the 2004 Nippon Professional Baseball realignment by the merger of the Orix BlueWave of Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan and the Kintetsu Buffaloes of Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
() is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan.
is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan.
The refers to a 1,600 km² area of flat land, the largest plain in the Kinki region, including a large part of Osaka Prefecture and a southeastern portion of Hyōgo Prefecture.
is a prefecture located in the Kansai region on Honshu, the main island of Japan.
The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.
A pagoda is a tiered tower with multiple eaves, built in traditions originating as stupa in historic South Asia and further developed in East Asia or with respect to those traditions, common to Nepal, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka and other parts of Asia.
A prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) is an administrative jurisdiction or subdivision in any of various countries and within some international church structures, and in antiquity a Roman district governed by an appointed prefect.
were administrative divisions before the modern prefecture system was established, when the islands of Japan were divided into tens of kuni (国, countries), usually known in English as provinces.
is the historical law system based on the philosophies of Confucianism and Chinese Legalism in Japan.
is the second major artificial island in Higashinada-ku, Kobe, Japan located in the southeast region at Port of Kobe.
Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the Kii Peninsula in Japan.
was a Japanese Buddhist monk credited with founding the Tendai school of Buddhism based on the Chinese Tiantai school he was exposed to during his trip to Tang China beginning in 804.
is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan on the edge of Osaka Bay at the mouth of the Yamato River.
, also spelled saké, also referred to as a Japanese rice wine, is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran.
The Sea of Japan (see below for other names) is a marginal sea between the Japanese archipelago, Sakhalin, the Korean Peninsula and Russia.
, also known simply as Rikyū, is considered the historical figure with the most profound influence on ''chanoyu,'' the Japanese "Way of Tea", particularly the tradition of wabi-cha.
The, also known as Setouchi or often shortened to Inland Sea, is the body of water separating Honshū, Shikoku, and Kyūshū, three of the four main islands of Japan.
was a province of Japan, which today comprises the southeastern part of Hyōgo Prefecture and the northern part of Osaka Prefecture.
is a prefecture of Japan, which forms part of the Kansai region in the western part of Honshu island.
or kami-no-michi (among other names) is the traditional religion of Japan that focuses on ritual practices to be carried out diligently to establish a connection between present-day Japan and its ancient past.
The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and West.
A of Japan is a city with a population of at least 200,000, and is delegated functions normally carried out by prefectural governments.
is a city located in northern Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
The kanji 塚 (UTF-8 code FA1016), which is part of Takarazuka's official name (宝塚市), is not available on all systems.
is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special molded pan.
(East Temple) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect in Kyoto, Japan.
is a Buddhist temple complex that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara, Japan.
is a Mahayana Buddhist school established in Japan in the year 806 by a monk named Saicho also known as.
is a classic work of Japanese literature written by the noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century.
The is the canonical list of Japan's three most celebrated scenic sights, attributed to 1643 and scholar Hayashi Gahō.
The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the and the, was the last feudal Japanese military government, which existed between 1600 and 1868.
is a prefecture of Japan located on Shikoku island.
, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.
is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region.
is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
Transport in the Keihanshin metropolitan region is much like that of Tokyo: it includes public and private rail and highway networks; airports for international, domestic, and general aviation; buses; motorcycle delivery services, walking, bicycling, and commercial shipping.
is the capital city of Mie Prefecture, Japan.
A tumulus (plural tumuli) is a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.
is a type of thick wheat flour noodle, used frequently in Japanese cuisine.
A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
is a Japanese professional football club, currently playing in the J1 League.
is any of four Japanese breeds of beef cattle.
is a prefecture of Japan on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region on Honshū island.
is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan.
A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties.
was a province of Japan, located in Kinai.
was a province of Japan, located in Kinai, corresponding to present-day Nara Prefecture in Honshū.
is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan.