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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

Japan is an island nation off the coast of east Asia.

Among the guises employed by Chancellor Goth during his battle with the Doctor in the Matrix was that of a Japanese samurai. (DW: The Deadly Assassin)

The Doctor, Rose Tyler and Jack Harkness visited Japan in 1336. (DW: Bad Wolf)

The Doctor and Chris Cwej visited Japan in 1560. (NA: The Room With No Doors)

The Master had the TARDIS take the Doctor and Izzy Sinclair to Japan in early 17th Century, during an isolationist period, to witness the chaos being caused by the alien "Gaijin". (DWM: The Road to Hell)

The Doctor witnessed the Earth's fury at the Japanese island of Okushiri in 1720. (MA: The English Way of Death)

During the Year That Never Was, the Master destroyed Japan, watching the islands and its cities and inhabitants burn. (DW: Last of the Time Lords) Martha escaped Japan and made her way towards Europe. (NSA: The Story of Martha)

According to Ianto Jones, Japan was one of the first countries the Daleks landed during the War in the Medusa Cascade. (DW: The Stolen Earth)

Due to the destabilisation of the Myloki conflict of 2066-8, Japan invaded New Zealand; by 2096 Tokyo was an independent city-state. (PDA: The Indestructible Man)

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Memory-beta

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Japan was a nation on Earth, just off the east coast of Asia. It is composed of four major islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku, and many smaller islands, with its capital in the city of Tokyo.

Hoshi Sato was a native of Japan. (ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

Shimizu Hana, mother of Hikaru Sulu was from the island of Shikoku. (TLE short story: "Iron and Sacrifice")

Visiting the planet Neolithia in 2267, Hikaru Sulu compared it to the National Park of Kyoto in Japan. (TOS novel: Mission to Horatius)

The primary language of Japan was Japanese. In 2377, Bart Faulwell discovered similarities between the written language of the Ardanan culture and Japanese (as well as Chinese and Andorii). (CoE eBook: Signs from Heaven)

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DC Comics

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Japan
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Official Name
Aliases
日本国, Nihon-koku, Nippon-koku; Land of the Rising Sun

Location Details

Galaxy

Star System

Planet

Country
Japan

Characteristics
Dimensions
377,873 km² (62nd), 145,883 sq mi

Population
128,085,000 (2005 census)
Population Density: 337/km² (30th), 873/sq mi (2005 census)

First appearance

Unknown

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History

The following is a bulleted list of historical events that took place in Japan in the DC Universe.

  • In the 1940s, PT boat commander Captain Storm fought up against Japanese naval vessels in the Sea of Japan, and the outlying Pacific region. [1]
  • Master Koroshi became the undisputed master of empty hand fighting in Tokyo, Japan. After functioning in this capacity for over twenty years, Koroshi was ultimately murdered by King Snake. [2]
  • Aquaman declared war on Japan upon learning that they had been harboring a hunter named Demon Gate - the man responsible for killing Aquaman's adoptive mother, Porm. [6]
  • The Martian Manhunter defended Japan from the alien Antares probe. This event helped to establish him as Japan's premier hero, the "Jade Warrior". [7]
  • During the global Y2K blackout, Superman flew to Japan and assisted in emergency response operations. [8]
  • Metallo takes advantage of the Toyman's intellect and fashions an enhanced robotic body for himself. He rampages through the streets of Japan until he is stopped by the combined efforts of Superboy and Robin. [9]
  • Superboy and Robin shared in another adventure in Japan, teaming up once again to stop the machinations of the Toyman. [10]


... MORE TO COME ...

Points of Interest

Residents

DC Universe

Alternate Continuity

Trivia

  • Japan was the primary setting featured in the 2006 animated movie, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo.

See Also

Links and References

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Muppet

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One of Bob McGrath's Japanese singles
Squashimi, brave Japanese worm astronaut.
Janice in front of the Japan pavilion at Epcot Center as seen in The Muppets at Walt Disney World.
A giant Kermit display in a Japanese mall, c. 2002

Japan (日本) is an island country located in the Pacific Ocean, off the eastern coast of China. The capital city is Tokyo.

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Geography and Government

Japan is an archipelago that encompasses over 3,000 islands, most of which are mountainous. Archaeological research indicates that people were living on the islands of Japan as early as the upper paleolithic period.

The government of Japan has been a constitutional monarchy since 1937, with an emperor and elected parliament.

Arts and Sciences

Japan is a leading nation in scientific research and the production of innovative technological products. Some of the most important industrial contributions include chemicals, metals, and in particular, robotics. The nation is also making headway in space exploration.

Another scientific achievement was made in 1997, when the wormship Wiggleprise landed on the Moon. Squashimi, a worm from Japan, was one of the first worms to wiggle on the Moon.

In art, the nation is particularly known for its specific styles of comic book art and film animation, known as manga and anime respectively. Japanese music is eclectic, having borrowed instruments, scales and styles from neighboring cultures. Western music, introduced in the late 19th century, now forms an integral part of the culture, and many American talents have become popular idols in Japan. One such example is Bob McGrath, who in 1966, following the cancellation of his series, embarked on a pre-arranged Japanese tour. As McGrath recalled, "Our audience here (in the United States) was mostly people in their 30s, 40s and 50s. In Japan, all the teen-agers watched Mitchee-Millu because it was a great way of learning English. We sang clearly. All the words were printed on the screen. We'd have thousands of teen-agers at every show screaming: 'Bob-O! Bob-O!'"[1]

The Muppets and Japan

As with Western culture in general, the Muppets have often engaged in an open exchange with Japan, perhaps best exemplified by the nation's economic and cultural embrace of Sesame Street. The most high-profile example was Big Bird and Barkley's ambasadorial visit, only slightly hampered by the hyper-organization of Japanese package tours, in Big Bird in Japan, which premiered on the NHK network in the fall of 1988. From 1971 until 2004, the network also aired Sesame Street, with Japanese dubbed portions but retaining a substantial amount of the original dialogue, as an aid to learning English. This was succeeded by the somewhat controversial, fully Japanese co-production of the series, which launched on TV Tokyo in October, 2004. In the states, meanwhile, multiple Season 3 inserts portrayed an American view of Japanese folklore, through three fables told by an oral storyteller, tales of an ancient Japan whose royal family (including the Emperor, his young son, and a princess) are plagued by the schemes of an evil prime minister.

Various stage shows have toured the nation, such as the Sesame Street Live show Everyone Makes Music (2005), and both Tokyo Sesame Place and Osaka's Universal Studios Japan feature Sesame-based attractions, including Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic, which ran an ad campaign on Kyoto's subway cars. The character were featured in the Tokyo's subway systems' Metro Manners campaign.

Not to be outdone by their pedagogical brethren, The Muppet Show cast presented a salute to Japan in episode 505, highlighted by a "Japanese Square Dance" by James Coburn, Animal, a group of cowboys and The Japanese Tai-Chi, Karate, and Chowder Society. Previously in episode 317, Fozzie assisted a group of Samurai Mutations for the musical number, "Yokahama." In 1990, Janice dressed as a Japanese geisha during a song montage from The Muppets at Walt Disney World in Epcot's Pavilions in the World Showcase. Apart from The Swedish Chef's assault on a Japanese Cake, the cultural exchange between Japan and the Muppets has generally been mutually beneficial.

The first three seasons of the Muppet Babies animated series was animated overseas in Japan by Toei Animation.

Sources

  1. Miller, Melinda. "Bob McGrath's Life Beyond Sesame Street." The Buffalo News, April 23, 1997.
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GTA

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From Grand Theft Wiki

The Flag of Japan
Flag of Japan (with border)

Japan is a country in Eastern Asia. The country uses the CERO rating system to rate all Grand Theft Auto releases, with so far all of the series being rated Z (18+). Japan received Grand Theft Auto releases at a much later time, as it has taken a long time for Rockstar Games to localize them, which is done by Rockstar Japan. The GTA games are published in Japan mainly by Capcom which had released the following games:

  • Grand Theft Auto III (September 25, 2003)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (May 20, 2004)
  • Grand Theft Auto Double Pack (July 29, 2004 Xbox version, February 27, 2007 PS2 version)
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (January 25, 2007)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (July 26, 2007 PSP version, September 6, 2007 PS2 version)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (December 6, 2007)
  • Grand Theft Auto IV (October 10, 2008)

CyberFront has released recent GTA games:

  • Grand Theft Auto IV (March 20, 2009)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (September 24, 2009)

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Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010

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There is more information available on this subject at Japan on the English-language Wikipedia.
The flag of Japan.
A satellite view of Japan.

Japan is an island country on planet Earth. It is located in East Asia on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and it lies to the east of China, Korea, northeast of Taiwan and south east of Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name (日本) mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes identified as the "Land of the Rising Sun".[1] The katana which is unlockable in Halo 3 multiplayer, originated from Japan, along with the word Hayabusa, which translates as peregrine falcon. The Elites in the Halo trilogy follow a code very similar to the principle known as bushido, which were strictly followed by samurai from feudal Japan.

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Halo Universe

Sources

  1. Japan at Wikipedia

Links

Internal

Known Human Nations
Africa Arab Republic of Egypt | Republic of Kenya | United Republic of Tanzania
Asia Afghanistan | China | Japan | Korea | Mongolia | Pakistan
Europe Federal Republic of Germany | Greece | Malta | Switzerland | Scandinavian bloc | Unified German Republic | United Kingdom (England and Wales · Scotland)
Americas North: | United Republic of North America | Canada | United States of America | Mexico | Republic of Cuba | South: Republic of Chile
Oceania Australia
Colonies Aigburth | Katagalugan
Italics indicate defunct states

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Ice Hockey

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An Ice Hockey Wiki article.

Japan is a country in western Asia with a population of about 127,000,000.


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Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From Lostpedia

In Japan, the show is known by the roman letters and true name: 'LOST', as well as the phonetic transliteration ロスト. SKY PerfecTV!'s AXN network, and JNN's BS-i are broadcasters.

Contents

DVD

Links

  • Lost Season 1 DVD - Amazon.co.jp
  • Lost クロニクル (Lost Chronicles, Japanese) - Amazon.co.jp
  • The Lost Chronicles - Amazon.co.jp
  • Lost Season 2 DVD - Amazon.co.jp

Voice actors

See main article: Voice actors
The Japanese broadcast of Lost is dubbed by seiyuu (Japanese voice actors), many of them familiar voices from anime productions.

Episode names

Season 1

  1. 墜落 ("Crash") – "Pilot, Part 1"
  2. SOS – "Pilot, Part 2"
  3. 眠れぬ夜 ("The Night When You Cannot Sleep") – "Tabula Rasa"
  4. 運命 ("Destiny") – "Walkabout"
  5. 責任 ("Responsibility") – "White Rabbit"
  6. 閉ざされた心 ("The Heart Which is Closed") – "House of the Rising Sun"
  7. 暗闇の中で ("In Darkness") – "The Moth"
  8. 手紙 ("Letter") – "Confidence Man"
  9. 孤独の人 ("The Person of Loneliness") – "Solitary"
  10. 予言 ("Prediction") – "Raised by Another"
  11. 見えない足跡 ("The Footprint Which is Not Visible") – "All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues"
  12. ケースの中の過去 ("Past in the Case") – "Whatever the Case May Be"
  13. 絆 ("Bonds") – "Hearts and Minds"
  14. 運命の子 ("Child of Destiny") – "Special"
  15. 守るべきもの ("Those Which it Should Protect") – "Homecoming"
  16. 最期の言葉 ("Last Words")– "Outlaws"
  17. 沈黙の陰 ("Secret of Silence") – "...In Translation"
  18. 数字 ("Number") – "Numbers"
  19. 啓示 ("Revelation") – "Deus Ex Machina"
  20. 約束 ("Promise") – "Do No Harm"
  21. 悲しみの記憶 ("Sad Memory") – "The Greater Good"
  22. タイムカプセル (phonetically: "Time Capsule") – "Born to Run"
  23. 迫りくる脅威 ("The Threat Which is Imminent") – "Exodus, Part 1"
  24. 暗黒地帯 ("Dark Zone") – "Exodus, Part 2"
  25. 漆黒の闇 ("Jet-Black Darkness") – "Exodus, Part 3"

Season 2

  1. 闇の底 ("Bottom of Darkness") – "Man of Science, Man of Faith"
  2. 漂流 ("Drifting") – "Adrift"
  3. 信じる者 ("Man of Faith" (lit. Man Who Believes)) – "Orientation"
  4. 憂鬱な仕事 ("Dejected Work") – "Everybody Hates Hugo"
  5. 探しもの ("Searching Ones") – "...And Found"
  6. さまよう者 ("The Person Who Wanders") – "Abandoned"
  7. 知られざる48日 ("48 Days Which are Not Known") – "The Other 48 Days"
  8. 復讐 ("Vengeance") – "Collision"
  9. 彼女の事情 ("Her Circumstance") – "What Kate Did"
  10. 詩篇23章 ("23rd Psalm") – "The 23rd Psalm"
  11. 境界線 ("Boundary Line") – "The Hunting Party"
  12. 天使の言葉 ("Word of Angel") – "Fire + Water"
  13. 詐欺の手口 ("Method of Fraud") – "The Long Con"
  14. 捕らえられた男 ("The Man Who Is Caught") – "One of Them"
  15. 記憶の扉 ("Door of Memory") – "Maternity Leave"
  16. 秘密 ("Secret") – "The Whole Truth"
  17. 封鎖 ("Blockade") – "Lockdown"
  18. 再会 ("Reunion") – "Dave"
  19. 救済の地 ("Area of Relief") – "S.O.S."
  20. 一丁の銃 ("The One Gun") – "Two for the Road"
  21. 死者の伝言 ("Message of the Deceased") – "?"
  22. 隠された取引 ("The Transaction Which is Hidden") – "Three Minutes"
  23. 旅路の果て ("End of Journey") – "Live Together, Die Alone"
  24. 破滅の刻 ("Moment of Ruin") – "Live Together, Die Alone"

Season 3

  1. 囚われた者たち("Prisoners" [literally: "Those Who Are Captured"]) - "A Tale of Two Cities"
  2. ガラスのバレリーナ(phonetically: "Glass Ballerina") - "The Glass Ballerina"
  3. 次なる導き ("Next Guidance") - "Further Instructions"
  4. 自らのために生きよ ("In Favor of Oneself") - "Every Man for Himself"
  5. 懺悔 ("Confession") - "The Cost of Living"
  6. 誓い ("Vow") - "I Do"
  7. 偽りの場所 ("Lie about the Location") - "Not in Portland"
  8. 軌道 ("Fixed Course" (lit. Orbit or Railroad Track) - "Flashes Before Your Eyes"
  9. 裁きの時 ("Moment of Judgment") - "Stranger in a Strange Land"
  10. 希望 ("Hope") - "Tricia Tanaka Is Dead"
  11. コード77 (phonetically: "Code 77") - "Enter 77"
  12. 海を渡って ("Crossing the Sea") - "Par Avion"
  13. 魔法の箱 ("Magic Box") - "The Man from Tallahassee"
  14. エクスポゼ ((phonetically: "Exposé") - "Exposé"
  15. 二人の女 ("Two Women") - "Left Behind"
  16. 新たな仲間 ("New Companions") - "One of Us"
  17. ジグソーパズル (phonetically: "Jigsaw Puzzle") - "Catch-22"
  18. 受胎の日 ("Date of Conception") - "D.O.C."
  19. 報い ("Reward") - "The Brig"
  20. 誕生 ("Birth") - "The Man Behind the Curtain"
  21. グレイテスト・ヒッツ (phonetically: "Greatest Hits") - "Greatest Hits"
  22. 決行 ("Carrying Out[a Plan]") - "Through the Looking Glass"
  23. 終わりの始まり ("The Beginning of the End") - "Through the Looking Glass"

Season 4

  1. 選択 ("Choice") - "The Beginning of the End"
  2. 訪問者たち ("Visitors") - "Confirmed Dead"
  3. 雇われた男 ("The Employer") - "The Economist"
  4. 証言 ("Testimony") - "Eggtown"
  5. 定数 ("Constant") - "The Constant"
  6. 許されぬ関係 ("Forbidden Relationship") - "The Other Woman"
  7. ジヨン ("Ji Yeon") - "Ji Yeon"
  8. 贖罪 ("Atonement") - "Meet Kevin Johnson"
  9. ルール (phonetically:"Rule") - "The Shape of Things to Come"
  10. 父の影 ("Father's Shadow") - "Something Nice Back Home"
  11. 奇跡の子 ("Boy of Miracle") - "Cabin Fever"
  12. オーシャニック6 (phonetically:"Oceanic 6") - "There's No Place Like Home, Part 1"
  13. 基地オーキッド ("Orchid Station", "Orchid" phonetically) - "There's No Place Like Home, Part 2"
  14. 帰還 ("Return") - "There's No Place Like Home, Part 3"

Season 5

  1. 責めを負う者 ("The One Who Bears the Blame") - "Because You Left"
  2. 嘘 ("Lie") - "The Lie"
  3. ジャグヘッド (phonetically:"Jughead") - "Jughead"
  4. リトル・プリンス (phonetically:"Little Prince") - "The Little Prince"
  5. 死の島 ("Island of Death") - "This Place Is Death"
  6. 316 - "316"
  7. ジェレミー・ベンサムの生と死 ("Jeremy Bentham's Life And Death", "Jeremy Bentham" phonetically) - "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham"

Trivia

  • As many episode names are plays on English sayings, the episodes have been renamed, mostly into Japanese. A few have been renamed with unique English language titles, such as "Born to Run", which was renamed to Time Capsule: タイムカプセル. Curiously, Episode 1x02 "Pilot, Part 2" was renamed SOS, which is the original English name for Episode 2x19 "S.O.S.". Furthermore, the second half of Episode 3x22 is called The Beginning of the End.

Transliteration key

The following is the written form, in English and Japanese (in Katakana), of various terms and original cast members.

These kana representations are useful if for web searches of Lost-related topics in Japanese search engines such as Goo. In the section below, the roman and katakana representations will be exact representations of each other. Therefore, if only the first name is given in English, then the given kana represents only the first name as well. The dot character "・" represents a space between words, such as the space between the first and last names.

Cast and Crew

Character names

Miscellaneous translations

  • "Main Character" - メインキャラ (phonetically: "MainChara")
  • Year =年, Month =月, and Day =日. Hence October 20, 2004 = 2004年10月20日
  • Voice actor (seiyuu) = 声 and 声優

Music

Chemistry (Season 1)
Crystal Kay at the AXN Season 3 Japan premiere
Main article: Music

End credit theme songs

  • Season 1's theme song is Here I am by Chemistry [1]
    • official fan club and song sample of Here I Am at Sony
  • Season 2's theme song is losin' by Yuna Ito (伊藤由奈)
    • official site
    • music video at YouTube
  • Season 3's theme song is "Lonely Girl" Crystal Kay from her album ALL YOURS [2] [3]
    • YouTube
Ito Yuna's 'losin (Season 2)


External links

  • Lost at network AXN
    • set visit AXN visits the set of Lost in Hawaii
  • Lost at network BS-i
  • Lost in Japanese Wikipedia
  • Tsutaya Lost
  • Nyoropon blog
  • Lost no Hi-Mi-Tsu (Secrets of Lost)
  • Lost no A-I-Tsu (Cast of Lost)
  • Usagi.org - Hitoshi Doi's seiyuu database
  • Japanese Lostpedia

Video

Japanese Season 2 end credits featuring Yuna Ito's losin'. The credits also list the dubbing voice actors for each character.


Japanese Season 3 end credits featuring Crystal Kay's "Lonely Girl"
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Marvel Database

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From Marvel Database

Location Template Location Template
Japan

Japan
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Official Name
Japan
Location Details
Universe

Galaxy

Star System

Planet

Locale

Characteristics
Dimensions

Population
127,433,000

First appearance

Unknown

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History

At 10,000 BCE a society called Yamatai existed that had many elements similar to Japanese culture. Yamatai seems to have been part of the remains of sunken Lemuria, per Pictish accounts. Conan, early in his youth, encounters a blind warrior from Yamatai. In an adventure involving shards of the Talisman of Tolometh (Tolometh had connections to Poseidonis), the blind warrior from Yamatai, Shimata-Kawa, died. Conan later faced Nojingo, the witch-queenline of Yamatai. Yamatai was an east of Khitai with a sacred volcano (perhaps Mount Fuji). Conan met Yuki-Onna and her armored woman warriors, in a stronghold in a volcano. Nojingo's father was Tawaraline Sho. Nojingo summoned the wind demon Vuu-shiin. Tawaraline Sho awakened Yuro-Jiin, the huge tortoise on whose broad back all of Yamatai was said to rest.

In undefined ancient times (but presumably post-Hyborian), the exiled god Susa-No-O-Izumo, defeated the eight-forked serpent of Koshi. He found a perfect sword in the belly of the dragon. He took this sword to Amaterasu. This sword eventually acquired the name of Kusanagi-No-Tsurugi.

Circa 81-110 CE Prince Yamato Take uses Susano's sword, the Kusanagi-No-Tsurugi.

Circa 1000 CE, Izanagi, a Japanese god, attends a gathering of the gods of Earth that discusses the threat of the Celestials

Circa 1281 a storm saves Japan from a Mongol fleet. These winds gain the name "Kamikaze".

During the Japanese Feudal period Gilgamesh, the Eternal Warrior was reincarnated as a Japanese samurai. He is called upon to slay a woman named Akima who was killed and turned into a demonic creature. Freeing her soul, Gilgamesh returns to the sleep of death. Ho-Ti, the Japanese god, has a misadventure during this general period. Black Axe worked in the time of feudal Japan's daimyo. He observed as Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa united Japan.

In 1582 the dragon the Wani attacks humans for the O-Wata-Tsu-Mi, but a Japanese warrior stops him.

1615 saw Albert and Gracie Destine prevent a coup against the Tokugawa shoguns.

In 1834 a Russian and Japanese group of explorers discovered a massive crude oil deposit in Alaska. They made a map to the crude oil deposit, but the explorers died while trying to make the trip back. In 1882, a group of Russian merchant sailors discovered that a group of Inuits had found the map to the oil deposit. The Emperor Mutushito of Japan was informed as to the map's discovery.

1885 saw Mutushito dispatch samurai such as Hijiro Nguri and Shintaro Aiichi as part of a plan to assert Japanese control over the oil.

1920's saw the resurgence of the Cult of the Black Blade.

The 1930's witnessed Tengu of the Shadowmasters active in Japan. The apparently immortal warrior Ogun served in the Japanese Army. He met Logan several times and once possibly the Ancient One, the former Sorcerer Supreme.

In 1932 Japanese troops move into Manchuria. Shiro Ishii begins experiments in biological warfare. Later, in 1940, a reporter in China fleeing Japanese aggression became the Blazing Skull.

In 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Red Hargrove, a friend of Nick Fury, dies in the attack. A man apparently named Tarver serving a cook shot down a Japanese plane.

In the 1950's, atomic testing revived many monsters, mostly notably Godzilla, who would attack Japan. Logan saw some of these attacks. Monster Island is located near Japan. Apparently two Monster Islands exist; that of the Mole Man and one used by the Japanese government. (It has also been hinted that the US government has dumped creatures there.)

Points of Interest

Residents

Notes

  • No special notes.

Trivia

  • No trivia.

See Also

Links and References

  • None.

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Recipes

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ST Expanded

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The Star Trek Expanded Universe Database is for fanon and related content. See Memory-Alpha.org for the canon Star Trek wiki.

Japan is a multi-island nation-state off the east coast of the Asian continent on Earth. People or things from Japan are described as Japanese. Tokyo is the capital of Japan.

The USS Nagoya was named after the Japanese city of Nagoya, while the USS Hiroshima was named for the Japanese city of Hiroshima. (TOSS; Starfleet Command (RPG))

The Sato Institute of Linguistics was located in Tokyo. In 2367, Janíce Kerasus was teaching linguistics there. (Star Trek: Daedalus; SCE eBook: War Stories)

In 1941, the Japanese entered World War II by attacking Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in the United States of America, prompting the latter's entry into the war a day later. (TNG: "The Enemy"; DS9: "Far Beyond The Stars") The Japanese were a part of the Axis, along with Germany and Italy, and their aviators were known for their kamikaze suicide air attacks on Allied forces. The Axis lost the war in 1945, with Japan surrendering days after the US dropped nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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People

Enterprise (NX-01) linguist Hoshi Sato was born in Kyoto, Japan on 9 July, 2129. (ENT: "Exile")

Kaito Lee Clarkson was born in 2134 in Tokyo. (Star Trek: Pioneer (PNR))

In 2358, Aly Mathias was born in New Tokyo, Japan. (Starship Independence)

USS Excelsior commanding officer Hikaru Sulu was of Japanese descent, as were USS Enterprise-D personnel Keiko O'Brien and Alyssa Ogawa. (TOS; TNG) USS Destiny chief engineer Ray Nagata was also of Japanese decent. (Star Trek: Destiny)

Food and drink

Japanese was a variety of green tea.

Ramen were a Japanese dish of noodles served in broth that USS Mumbai personnel Root and Wheel were fond of. (TOSS # 17: "Late-Night Ramen", # 18: "The Ends of the Earth")

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External links


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Japan is one of Earth's nation-states. Despite being wealthy and populous, it does not qualify as one of the planet's superpowers, in large part because its Constitution has severely curtailed the scope of its military since its defeat by the United States of America in World War II. Its capitol is Tokyo. In some continuities it is a member state of the Earth Defense Command. This may greatly increase Japan's geopolitical clout, but it's hard to tell because the fiction is consistently very vague about how the EDC works.

It is famous for its ninjas and big, green, fire-snortin' lizards.

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Generation One

American cartoon continuity

The Transformers cartoon

In 1985, Japanese scientist Dr. Fujiyama built a female ninja robot approximately the size of Optimus Prime "to benefit mankind". She didn't. Enter the Nightbird

Later that year, Japan was menaced by Kremzeek, a Decepticon-created electrical creature who severely damaged the electronics manufacturing industry there. Kremzeek

Some time in 2006 (2010 in the Japanese continuity), the Decepticons mounted a series of nonsensical attacks on Japan. Predaking and Devastator attacked Broadside in the Sea of Japan, upsetting local fishermen, while Astrotrain attempted to ram a bullet train, and Bruticus fought Defensor outside a dojo. Despite the able Autobot defense, the extensive damaged caused the furious Japanese Prime Minister to turn into a racial stereotype.

After questioning his fitness for leadership (and managing to lose the Autobot Matrix of Leadership in a surprise attack), Rodimus Prime learns from the dojo sensei the lesson that he who deserts his obligations is already defeated. Later, a Matrix-mutated Scourge attacked a major Japanese city. Giant robots just can't stay away from the place. The Burden Hardest to Bear

Universe: The Wreckers

Some time around 2020 (Daniel Witwicky seems to be a graduate student on break from University), Japan is menaced by an entire battalion of female ninja robots approximately the size of Optimus Prime. This time Dr. Fujiyama doesn't even bother trying to explain why he had them built. Japan is saved when Daniel heroically detonates a high-powered suicide bomb, obliterating the entire group of robots. Departure

Fun fact: this story was published in 2001.

Japanese cartoon continuity

Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformer manga

Some time between 1986 and 2002, the Autobots came from America to Japan on a longer-term basis, where they befriended an Elementary School boy named Kenji. Kenji was helpful enough to alert the Autobots about several of the numerous Decepticon attacks on Tokyo around this time, as Japan apparently became the focus of Megatron's raids.

Binaltech

When Swindle released the Cosmic Rust against the Autobots in 2003, Japanese automobile companies enthusiastically participated in the EDC's plan to produce human-manufactured bodies to replace the deteriorating ones of the Autobots who were infected.

Kiss Players

When Galvatron was ejected from Unicron in 2005, he impacted Earth, specifically Tokyo. The EDC's mission became ejecting all Transformers from Earth. Tokyo was quickly rebuilt, and in 2006 had a force of 48 Autroopers to defend it. Unbeknownst to the population at large, the EDC is feeding children to Galvatron's spawn.

The Headmasters

In 2011, the Trainbots were created and lived in Japan, disguised as different models of locomotive indigenous to the country.

Super God Masterforce

Japanese citizen Ginrai left his home in Nagano in his densely-populated homeland to become a trucker on the open highways of America. Meanwhile, the Pretender Hawk lived in Japan, where he was friends with Dr. Gō and his young son Shūta Gō. With the rise of a Decepticon cult made up mostly of Pretenders and humans, Ginrai found himself caught up with the Autobots and returned to Japan to stop the cult's attacks. The three children who work for the Autobots also attended a school there.

Victory

A year after the Godmaster conflict (whenever that was), Star Saber enrolls his adopted human son Jean Minakaze in a school in Japan.

Marvel Comics continuity

See Tokyo

Dreamwave Generation One comics continuity

See Tokyo

Robots in Disguise

The Autobots infiltrated Japanese society in preparation of Predacon invasion, disguising themselves and working as bullet trains, police cars, fire engines and tow trucks. (In some instances, they appear to have official standing in these roles) Their base was placed in Japan's Metro City, which conviniently was also the location of the buried Fortress Maximus. The Transformers battle often in Japan, which must piss off the locals something fierce; poor guys can't even look at steam trains in peace.

World-famous scientist Doctor Onishi, his son Koji Onishi and permanently damned Kelly are residents of Japan and became key players in the Transformers' war on Earth.

Japan's famous haiku poetry left a deep mark on Sky-Byte. The Hunt for Black Pyramid

Japan also has the tallest tower in the world. Until it fell over. Sky-Byte Saves the Day

Unicron Trilogy

Dreamwave Energon Comics

See sunny Tokyo one more time.


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