Japan is an island nation off the coast of east Asia.
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)
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)
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.
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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The following is a bulleted list of historical events that took place in Japan in the DC Universe.
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Japan (日本) is an island country located in the Pacific Ocean, off the eastern coast of China. The capital city is Tokyo.
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.
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.
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!'"
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.
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:
CyberFront has released recent GTA games:
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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". 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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Japan is a country in western Asia with a population of about 127,000,000.
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.
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The Japanese broadcast of Lost is dubbed by seiyuu (Japanese voice actors), many of them familiar voices from anime productions.
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.
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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 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.)
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.
Kaito Lee Clarkson was born in 2134 in Tokyo. (Star Trek: Pioneer (PNR))
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)
Japanese was a variety of green tea.
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.
Later that year, Japan was menaced by Kremzeek, a Decepticon-created electrical creature who severely damaged the electronics manufacturing industry there.
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.
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.
Fun fact: this story was published in 2001.
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.
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.
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.
In 2011, the Trainbots were created and lived in Japan, disguised as different models of locomotive indigenous to the country.
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.
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.
Japan's famous haiku poetry left a deep mark on Sky-Byte.
Japan also has the tallest tower in the world. Until it fell over.
See sunny Tokyo one more time.