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is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located in Shiga Prefecture (west-central Honshu), northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto. [1]

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The genus Aesculus, with varieties called buckeye and horse chestnut, comprises 13–19 species of flowering plants in the soapberry and lychee family Sapindaceae.

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The Anatidae are the biological family of birds that includes ducks, geese, and swans.

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Ancient lake

An ancient lake is a lake that has consistently carried water for more than one million years.

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Ōmi Province

is an old province of Japan, which today comprises Shiga Prefecture.

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Ōmi-Maiko Station

is a railway station in Ōtsu, Shiga, Japan.

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is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

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is the capital city of Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

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Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati.

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Biodiversity, a portmanteau of biological (life) and diversity, generally refers to the variety and variability of life on Earth.

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Birdman Rally

Birdman Rally is a competition where members of the public build home-made gliders, hang gliders and human-powered aircraft, ranging from very serious aircraft to mere costumes, leap from a river– or sea–side jetty, or from a bridge, and compete for distance and entertainment value.

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Bivalvia, in previous centuries referred to as the Lamellibranchiata and Pelecypoda, is a class of marine and freshwater molluscs that have laterally compressed bodies enclosed by a shell consisting of two hinged parts.

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The is a Japanese short-necked fretted lute, often used in narrative storytelling.

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Biwa trout

The Biwa trout (Oncorhynchus rhodurus) is an anadromous salmonid fish of the genus Oncorhynchus, endemic to Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, but also introduced to Lake Ashi and Lake Chūzenji.

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Biwa, Shiga

was a town located in Higashiazai District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

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Biwako Line

The is the nickname used by the operator of the West Japan Railway Company (JR West) to refer to the portion of the Tōkaidō Main Line (between Maibara Station and Kyoto Station) and the Hokuriku Main Line (between Maibara Station and Nagahama Station).

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Biwako Quasi-National Park

is a Quasi-National Park in Shiga Prefecture and Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

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The bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of freshwater fish sometimes referred to as bream, brim, or copper nose.

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Chikubu Island

is a small island located in the northern part of Biwa Lake of Japan.

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Cobitidae, also known as the True loaches, is a family of Old World freshwater fish.

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Cobitis minamorii

Cobitis minamorii is a species of fish in the family Cobitidae found in the rivers flowing into Seto Inland Sea, San'yō district, western Honshu: Okayama and Hiroshima Prefectures in Japan.

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The Cottidae are a family of fish in the superfamily Cottoidea, the sculpins.

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Cottus reinii

Cottus reinii is a species of fish in the family Cottidae.

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The Cyprinidae are the family of freshwater fishes, collectively called cyprinids, that includes the carps, the true minnows, and their relatives (for example, the barbs and barbels).

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A detergent is a surfactant or a mixture of surfactants with cleaning properties in dilute solutions.

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An ecosystem is a community made up of living organisms and nonliving components such as air, water, and mineral soil.

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Edo period

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.

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Eight Views of Ōmi

The Eight Views of Ōmi (in Japanese: 近江八景 or Ōmi hakkei) are traditional scenic views of Ōmi Province which is now Shiga Prefecture in Japan.

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Emperor of Japan

The Emperor of Japan is the head of the Imperial Family and the head of state of Japan.

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Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.

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is a Tendai monastery located on Mount Hiei in Ōtsu, overlooking Kyoto.

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Eutrophication (from Greek eutrophos, "well-nourished"), or hypertrophication, is when a body of water becomes overly enriched with minerals and nutrients that induce excessive growth of plants and algae.

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FishBase is a global species database of fish species (specifically finfish).

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Fresh water

Fresh water (or freshwater) is any naturally occurring water except seawater and brackish water.

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Freshwater snail

Freshwater snails are gastropod mollusks which live in freshwater.

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Glider (aircraft)

A glider is a heavier-than-air aircraft that is supported in flight by the dynamic reaction of the air against its lifting surfaces, and whose free flight does not depend on an engine.

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Gnathopogon caerulescens

Gnathopogon caerulescens is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Gnathopogon endemic to Lake Biwa in Japan.

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Gobies are fishes of the family Gobiidae, one of the largest fish families comprising more than 2,000 species in more than 200 genera.

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The goldfish (Carassius auratus) is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes.

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Hikone, Shiga

is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

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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.

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Human-powered transport

Human-powered transport is the transport of person(s) and/or goods using human muscle power.

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International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is the leading authority on angling pursuits and the keeper of the most current World Record fishing catches by fish categories.

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Invasive species

An invasive species is a species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species), and that has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health.

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Ischikauia steenackeri

Ischikauia steenackeri is a species of cyprinid fish endemic to Lake Biwa in Japan.

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Japanese white crucian carp

The Japanese white crucian carp, also known as Japanese carp or white crucian carp (Carassius cuvieri) is a species in the genus Carassius.

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Jōmon period

The is the time in Japanese prehistory, traditionally dated between 14,000–300 BCE, recently refined to about 1000 BCE, during which Japan was inhabited by a hunter-gatherer culture, which reached a considerable degree of sedentism and cultural complexity.

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Kansai region

The or the lies in the southern-central region of Japan's main island Honshū.

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Khanka gudgeon

The Khanka gudgeon (Squalidus chankaensis) is a species of cyprinid fish endemic to the Amur basin in Russia, China, Mongolia, and Vietnam.

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Kusatsu, Shiga

is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

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, officially, is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture, located in the Kansai region of Japan.

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Lake Biwa Canal

is a waterway in Japan constructed during the Meiji Period to transport water, freight, and passengers from Lake Biwa to the nearby City of Kyoto.

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Lake Biwa Museum

The is in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

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Lake Hamana

is a brackish lagoon in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

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Largemouth bass

The largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) is a freshwater gamefish in the Centrarchidae (sunfish) family, a species of black bass native to North America.

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Little grebe

The little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), also known as dabchick, is a member of the grebe family of water birds.

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is a temple beside Lake Biwa in Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

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Mariculture is a specialized branch of aquaculture involving the cultivation of marine organisms for food and other products in the open ocean, an enclosed section of the ocean, or in tanks, ponds or raceways which are filled with seawater.

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A marsh is a wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species.

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Micropterus is a genus of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes.

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MIO Biwako Shiga

is a Japanese football club based in Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture, although they also play matches in Ōtsu and Konan.

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Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden

The, also known as the Kusatsu Aquatic Botanical Garden, is a botanical garden specializing in aquatic plants and best known for its extensive lotus display.

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Mollusca is a large phylum of invertebrate animals whose members are known as molluscs or mollusksThe formerly dominant spelling mollusk is still used in the U.S. — see the reasons given in Gary Rosenberg's.

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Nagahama, Shiga

is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan on the northeastern shore of Lake Biwa.

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Nitrogen is a chemical element with symbol N and atomic number 7.

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Oncorhynchus masou

Oncorhynchus masou, known as the masu salmon, masu, or the cherry hybrid salmon, is a species of salmon found in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean along East Asia, ranging from the Kamchatka, Kuril Islands, Sakhalin, and Primorsky Krai south through Korea, Taiwan, and Japan.

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Osaka Bay

Osaka Bay (大阪湾 Ōsaka-wan) is a bay in western Japan.

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Phosphorus is a chemical element with symbol P and atomic number 15.

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Phragmites is a genus of four species of large perennial grasses found in wetlands throughout temperate and tropical regions of the world.

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Pure land

A pure land is the celestial realm or pure abode of a buddha or bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism.

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Ramsar Convention

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands.

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Recreational fishing

Recreational fishing, also called sport fishing, is fishing for pleasure or competition.

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Rhinogobius is a genus of primarily freshwater gobies native to tropical and temperate parts of eastern Asia.

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Sarcocheilichthys biwaensis

Sarcocheilichthys biwaensis is a species of cyprinid fish endemic to Lake Biwa in Japan.

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Sarcocheilichthys variegatus

Sarcocheilichthys variegatus is a species of cyprinid fish found in Asia.

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Seto Inland Sea

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.

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Shiga Prefecture

is a prefecture of Japan, which forms part of the Kansai region in the western part of Honshu island.

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Shiga, Shiga

was a town located in Shiga District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

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Shizuoka Prefecture

is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu.

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Siluridae is the nominate family of catfishes in the order Siluriformes.

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Silurus biwaensis

Silurus biwaensis, the giant Lake Biwa catfish or Biwako-o'namazu (ビワコオオナマズ (Japan)), is the largest predatory catfish species endemic to Lake Biwa in Japan.

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In biological classification, the term subspecies refers to a unity of populations of a species living in a subdivision of the species’s global range and varies from other populations of the same species by morphological characteristics.

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Taishō period

The, or Taishō era, is a period in the history of Japan dating from July 30, 1912, to December 25, 1926, coinciding with the reign of the Emperor Taishō.

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Takashima, Shiga

is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

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Tannic acid

Tannic acid is a specific form of tannin, a type of polyphenol.

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Tectonics is the process that controls the structure and properties of the Earth's crust and its evolution through time.

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Tourism in Japan

Japan attracted 28.69 million international tourists in 2017.

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Trout is the common name for a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the genera Oncorhynchus, Salmo and Salvelinus, all of the subfamily Salmoninae of the family Salmonidae.

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Undescribed taxon

In taxonomy, an undescribed taxon is a taxon (for example, a species) that has been discovered, but not yet formally described and named.

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.

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Yodo River

The, also called the Seta River (瀬田川 Seta-gawa) and the Uji River (宇治川 Uji-gawa) at portions of its route, is the principal river in Osaka Prefecture on Honshū, Japan.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Biwa

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