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The importance of plate tectonics in Japan

  The crust and upper mantle of Earth’s rigid outermost shell, known as the lithosphere, are fractured into seven or eight major tectonic plates, as well as numerous minor plates. During the early twentieth century, the first model outlining the pattern of our continents and their movement was produced. When the spreading of the ocean …

Wild Japan

When compared to the massive magnitude of the Eurasian continent to its west, the Japanese archipelago may appear to be a little and insignificant set of islands in the northwest Pacific. Islands, on the other hand, are always fascinating. The Japanese archipelago, which stretches 3,000 kilometers from northeast to southwest and includes more than 6,000 …

Roppongi greatest bars and restaurants – Tokyo, Japan

The fantastic bars and pubs in Roppongi are a great way to get started before going clubbing. A frequent local habit is to start with one drink in a bar or pub and then head to the club. You won’t be heading to a crowded spot because most of these venues are locals’ hidden gems; …

Emperor of Japan

The Emperor of Japan is the country’s head of state. It is “the symbol of the state and the unification of the people,” according to the country’s 1947 constitution. He was also the most authoritative Shinto figure in the past. The emperor is known in Japan as Тenno, which means “heavenly sovereign.” The Emperor of …

Festivals & Events in Kyoto

–  The Kyoto calendar is jam-packed with fun festivals and events. The following is a list of Kyoto’s most important and interesting annual festivals and events. The major festivals and events are listed here. Check out our monthly events pages for smaller, one-time events that you might be interested in. Simply use the search box …

Megaearthquake: Hour that Shook Japan

On March 11, 2011, the Thoku earthquake and tsunami struck at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC). The submarine megathrust earthquake of a magnitude of 9.0–9.1 (Mw) had an epicenter in the Pacific Ocean, 72 kilometers (45 miles) east of the Oshika Peninsula in the Thoku region, and lasted around six minutes, creating a tsunami. In Japan, …

Yakuza

Yakuza, sometimes known as gokud, are members of Japanese-based global organized criminal syndicates. The Japanese police and media refer to them as bryokudan at the behest of the police, but the yakuza refer to themselves as ninky dantai. The English counterpart of yakuza is gangster, which refers to a member of a Mafia-like criminal organization. …

Nago City Hall In Nago, Okinawa

The Okinawa Islands are historically and geographically distinct from the rest of Japan; they were ruled by the Ryukyu Kingdom from the 15th to the 19th centuries, and they were occupied by American troops from the end of World War I until 1972. When a new city hall was to be erected in Nago, a …

Uchinoura Spасе Center (Former Kagoshima Space Center, The University of Tokyo)

As an ancillary facility of the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science, this space observatory and rocket launch complex was built in 1962. It was designed by Kiyoshi Ikebe, a member of the institute, using his distinctive form theory. Aeronautical research was outlawed in Japan shortly after World War II as part of GHO’s …

Art Plaza (Former Oita Prefectural Library) In Oita City

To be honest, after the 1970 Japan World Exposition, Arata Isozaki challenged Kenzo Tange’s reputation as Japan’s most influential architect. Before 1970, he only designed a few works, the most important of which is the Oita Prefectural Library. He was still a member of Kenzo Tange’s laboratory at the University of Tokyo when he developed …