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Japan i/dʒəˈpæn/ (Japanese: 日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku, literally the "State of Japan") is an island nation in East Asia. Archaeological research indicates that people lived in Japan as early as the Upper Paleolithic period. Periodic insurrections and civil disturbances continued into the 1870s. Etymology The English word Japan derives from the Chinese pronunciation of the Japanese name, 日本 , which in Japanese is pronounced Nippon listen or Nihon listen . From the Meiji Restoration until the end of World War II, the full title of Japan was Dai Nippon Teikoku (大日本帝國?) The English word for Japan came to the West via early trade routes. History Prehistory and ancient history A Paleolithic culture around 30,000 BC constitutes the first known habitation of the Japanese archipelago. The Nara period (710–784) of the 8th century marked the emergence of a strong Japanese state, centered on an imperial court in Heijō-kyō (modern Nara). Feudal era Re-engraved map of Japan

Korea Korea (Korean: 한국; Hanja: 韓國), pronounced as Hanguk in South Korean and Chosŏn in North Korean, is an East Asian territory that is divided into two distinct sovereign states, North Korea and South Korea. Located on the Korean Peninsula, Korea is bordered by China to the northwest and Russia to the northeast. It is separated from Japan to the east by the Korea Strait and the Sea of Japan (East Sea); it is separated from Taiwan to the south by the East China Sea. The adoption of the Chinese writing system ("Hanja" in Korean) in the 2nd century BC and the introduction of Buddhism in the 4th century AD had profound effects on the Three Kingdoms of Korea, which was first united during the Silla (57 BC – AD 935) under the King Munmu. The united Silla fell to Goryeo in 935 at the end of the Later Three Kingdoms. Goryeo was a highly cultured state and created the Jikji in the 14th century. Etymology In North Korea, Korea as a whole is referred to as Chosŏn (조선, Joseon, [tɕosʰʌn], lit. History

Japan travel guide Amazing Places To Experience Around the Globe (Part 4) Intercontinental Hotel and Thalasso Spa - Bora Bora Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik - Iceland Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy The Dunes in Peru Pongua Falls, Vietnam Seychells Bachalpsee, Berner Oberland, Switzerland Lady Musgrave Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia Yushan National Park, Taiwan Kaieteur Falls - World's Largest 5 Star Taj Exotica Resort - Maldives Elafonisi Beach, Crete Casa Kimball - Dominican Republic Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort - Oman More Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1 - click here) More Amazing Places to Experience Around The Globe (Part 2 - click here ) More Amazing Places to Experience Around The Globe (Part 3 - click here ) know more England England ( i/ˈɪŋɡlənd/) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.[1][2][3] It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The Irish Sea lies north west of England, whilst the Celtic Sea lies to the south west. The North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separate it from continental Europe. Most of England comprises the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain which lies in the North Atlantic. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but it takes its name from the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England's terrain mostly comprises low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. Toponymy The name "England" is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means "land of the Angles".[10] The Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that settled in Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages.

Japan Reiseführer Japan (jap.: 日本 Nihon oder Nippon) ist ein Inselstaat in Ostasien. Regionen[Bearbeiten] Japans Regionen Insgesamt setzt sich Japan aus über 3000 Inseln zusammen, von welchen die vier Hauptinseln Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu und Shikoku 97% der Landmasse ergeben. Hokkaido - die schneereiche Nordinsel Tohoku - Nordost-Honshu, bekannt für Skigebiete und heiße Quellen Kanto - die Küstenebene um Tokyo und Yokohama Chubu - gebirgiges Mittelland mit den Japanischen Alpen und Japans viertgrößter Stadt Nagoya Kansai - das alte Kultur- und Wirtschaftszentrum Japans, um Osaka, Kyoto, Nara und Kobe Chugoku - westlichster Teil Honshus, ländliche Region um Hiroshima Shikoku - die kleinste der vier Hauptinseln, bekannt durch die 88 Tempel-Wallfahrt Kyushu - Südinsel mit den Städten Fukuoka und Nagasaki Okinawa - subtropische Inselkette zwischen Japan und Taiwan Städte[Bearbeiten] Die wichtigsten Städte Japans sind (der Größe nach): Weitere Ziele[Bearbeiten] Hintergrund[Bearbeiten] Geschichte[Bearbeiten]

San Francisco San Francisco i/sæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural center and a leading financial hub of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. San Francisco is a popular tourist destination,[18] known for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former prison on Alcatraz Island, and its Chinatown district. History[edit] Upon independence from Spain in 1821, the area became part of Mexico. Under Mexican rule, the mission system gradually ended, and its lands became privatized. The California Gold Rush brought a flood of treasure seekers. Entrepreneurs sought to capitalize on the wealth generated by the Gold Rush. It was during this period San Francisco built some of its most important infrastructure. The Bay Bridge, under construction in 1935, took forty months to complete.

shudokan history The advent of Gichin Funakoshi's introduction of Okinawan Karate to Japan in the early 1920's, the popularity of karate began to grow. Soon, other Okinawan masters began to travel to Japan to proliferate their arts. One such man was Kanken Toyama, whose Okinawan name was Kanken Oyadamari. A school teacher by profession, Toyama 's chosen avocation was the instruction of karate. He started his karate training at the age of 9 with a master named Itarashiki. Toyama became one of only two of Itosu's students to be granted the title of "Shihanchi", or protégé, of Itosu's O kuge (innermost secrets). A few of his other teachers were, Aragaki, Azato, Chibana, Higaonna, Oshiro, and Tana. Toyama 's interest in martial arts was not limited to karate. Given this diverse martial arts background, the Japanese government soon recognized Toyama 's prowess, and awarded him the right to promote to any rank in any style of Okinawan karate. Sensei Jim Mercer Eastside Family Karate