About Japan

  • Sports in japan ( 8 Articles )

    The most common sports in Japan include football (locally known as soccer) and other ball sports. Some of the martial arts and karate are also practiced by many people. There is no legally official sport of Japan, but the Japan Sumo Association describes sumo as the national sport of Japan, with baseball as the most popular spectator sport of the country.


  • Shogi ( 14 Articles )

    A shogi game in progress. Captured pieces in the clear tray can be dropped on the board by the capturing player.

  • Go (game) ( 42 Articles )

    Go is a strategic board game for two players

  • Go terms ( 23 Articles )

    Players of the game of Go often use jargon terms to describe situations on the board and surrounding the game. Such technical terms are likely to be encountered in books and articles about Go in English as well as other languages. Many of these terms have been borrowed from Japanese, mostly when no short equivalent English term could be found. This page gives an overview of the most important terms.


  • Go strategy and tactics ( 11 Articles )

    The game of Go has simple rules that can be learned very quickly but, as with chess and similar board games, complex strategies may be employed by experienced players.


  • Hikaru no Go ( 20 Articles )

    Hikaru no Go ("Hikaru's Go") is a manga series, a coming of age story based on the board game Go written by Yumi Hotta and illustrated by Takeshi Obata with an anime adaptation.

  • Tomoko Kawakami ( 6 Articles )

    Tomoko Kawakami (?? ???, Kawakami Tomoko?, real name: ?? ??) (April 25, 1971 - ) is a female seiy? from Tokyo, Japan. Having graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music, Kawakami now works for Production Baobab.


  • Japanese film actors ( 13 Articles )

    Japanese film actors

  • Economy of Japan ( 18 Articles )

    Economy of Japan

  • Economic history ( 5 Articles )

    The economic history of Japan is one of the most studied for its spectacular growth after the Meiji Revolution to be the first non European power and after World War II when the island nation rose to become the world's second largest economy.


  • Japanese post-war economic miracle ( 6 Articles )

    Japanese post-war economic miracle

  • Economic history of Japan ( 14 Articles )

    Economic history of Japan

  • Economic relations of Japan ( 10 Articles )

    In its economic relations, Japan is both a major trading nation and one of the largest international investors in the world. In many respects, international trade is the lifeblood of Japan's economy. Imports and exports totaling the equivalent of nearly US$522 billion in 1990 meant that Japan was the world's third largest trading nation after the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany). Trade was once the primary form of Japan's international economic relationships, but in the 1980s its rapidly rising foreign investments added a new and increasingly important dimension, broadening the horizons of Japanese businesses and giving Japan new world prominence.


  • Empire of Japan (economic and financial data) ( 8 Articles )

    In the half century up to 1999, Japan's exports grew from 144 million to 5,331 million yen (?). This amounted to a share of world trade of only 3.7%, compared with 13.7% for the United Kingdom or 11.8% for the United States. The Great Depression of the 1930s also resulted in imports exceeding exports by ?1,000 million.

    In 1936, Japan possessed the third-largest commercial shipping fleet in the world, valued at $1,183,000,000, or $28.10 per person.

  • Environmental issues in Japan ( 2 Articles )

    Japan's environmental policy (???????, Nihon no Kanky? Seisaku?, lit. "Japanese Environment Policy") has reflected a tenuous balance between economic development and environmental protection. As the world's leading importer of both exhaustible and renewable natural resources and one of the largest consumers of fossil fuels, the Japanese government takes international responsibility to conserve and protect the environment.


  • Empire of Japan ( 30 Articles )

    Empire of Japan

  • Foreign relations of Japan ( 23 Articles )

    Foreign relations of Japan

  • Japan ( 26 Articles )

    Japan is an island country in East Asia.

  • Second Sino-Japanese War ( 8 Articles )

    The Second Sino-Japanese War (July 7, 1937 ? September 9, 1945) was a military conflict fought between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan.

  • Government of Japan ( 4 Articles )

    Government of Japan

  • Japanese language ( 3 Articles )

    Japanese (????, [niho??o]? ( listen)) is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities.

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