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Japan (Japanese: 日本, Nippon or Nihon, and formally 日本国, Nihonkoku) is an island country in East Asia. It is situated in the northwest Pacific Ocean, and is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, while extending from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Japan is a part of the Ring of Fire, and spans an archipelago of 6852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the five main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu (the "mainland"), Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is the nation's capital and largest city; other major cities include Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kobe, and Kyoto.

Japan is the eleventh most populous country in the world, as well as one of the most densely populated and urbanized. About three-fourths of the country's terrain is mountainous, concentrating its population of 125.5 million on narrow coastal plains. Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents.

Japan has been inhabited since the Upper Paleolithic period (30,000 BC), though the first written mention of the archipelago appears in a Chinese chronicle (the Book of Han) finished in the 2nd century AD. Between the 4th and 9th centuries, the kingdoms of Japan became unified under an emperor and the imperial court based in Heian-kyō. Beginning in the 12th century, political power was held by a series of military dictators (shōgun) and feudal lords (daimyō) and enforced by a class of warrior nobility (samurai). After a century-long period of civil war, the country was reunified in 1603 under the Tokugawa shogunate, which enacted an isolationist foreign policy. In 1854, a United States fleet forced Japan to open trade to the West, which led to the end of the shogunate and the restoration of imperial power in 1868. In the Meiji period, the Empire of Japan adopted a Western-modeled constitution and pursued a program of industrialization and modernization. Amidst a rise in militarism and overseas colonization, Japan invaded China in 1937 and entered World War II as an Axis power in 1941. After suffering defeat in the Pacific War and two atomic bombings, Japan surrendered in 1945 and came under a seven-year Allied occupation, during which it adopted a new constitution and began a military alliance with the United States. Under the 1947 constitution, Japan has maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with a bicameral legislature, the National Diet.

Japan is a great power and a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations (since 1956), OECD, G20 and Group of Seven. Although it has renounced its right to declare war, the country maintains Self-Defense Forces that rank as one of the world's strongest militaries. After World War II, Japan experienced record growth in an economic miracle, becoming the second-largest economy in the world by 1972 but has stagnated since 1995 in what is referred to as the Lost Decades. , the country's economy is the third-largest by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by PPP. Ranked "very high" on the Human Development Index, Japan has one of the world's highest life expectancies, though it is experiencing a decline in population. A global leader in the automotive, robotics and electronics industries, Japan has made significant contributions to science and technology. The culture of Japan is well known around the world, including its art, cuisine, music, and popular culture, which encompasses prominent comic, animation and video game industries. (Full article...)

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The Asama-Sansō incident was a hostage crisis and police siege in a mountain lodge near Karuizawa, Nagano prefecture, Japan that lasted from February 19, 1972 to February 28, 1972. The police rescue operation on the final day of the standoff was the first marathon live broadcast in Japan, lasting 10 hours and 40 minutes. The incident began when five members of the United Red Army (URA), following a bloody purge that left 14 members of the group plus one bystander dead, broke into a holiday lodge below Mount Asama, taking the wife of the lodge-keeper as a hostage. A standoff between police and the URA radicals took place, lasting ten days. The lodge was a natural fortress, solidly constructed of thick concrete on a steep hillside with only one entrance, which, along with their guns, enabled the hostage-takers to keep police at a distance. On February 28, the police stormed the lodge. Two police officers were killed in the assault, but the hostage was rescued and the URA radicals were taken into custody. The incident contributed to a decline in popularity of leftist movements in Japan. Japan's leftist student movement in the 1960s pervaded Japan's universities, and, by late in the decade, had become very factionalized, competitive, and violent. After a series of incidents in which leftist student groups attacked and injured or killed law enforcement officials and the general public, Japan's national police agency cracked down on the student groups, raiding their hideouts and arresting dozens in 1971 and 1972. Attempting to escape from the police, a core group of radicals from the URA retreated to a compound in Gunma Prefecture during the winter of 1972. (Full article...)

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7 June 2022 – Japan–Russia relations, Kuril Islands dispute
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announces that Russia will cancel a 1998 agreement with Japan allowing Japanese fishermen to operate near the southern Kuril Islands, claiming that Japan is not meeting the financial obligations outlined in the agreement. (Al Jazeera)
5 June 2022 – 2021–2022 North Korean missile tests
North Korea fires at least eight short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan from several locations in the country. (The Japan Times)
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Japanese yachtsman Kenichi Horie becomes the oldest person to sail solo across the Pacific Ocean at the age of 83. (The Japan Times)

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Beato c. 1866
Beato c. 1866
Felice Beato (1832 – 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian–British photographer. He was one of the first people to take photographs in East Asia and one of the first war photographers. He is noted for his genre works, portraits, and views and panoramas of the architecture and landscapes of Asia and the Mediterranean region. Beato's travels gave him the opportunity to create images of countries, people, and events that were unfamiliar and remote to most people in Europe and North America. His work provides images of such events like the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and the Second Opium War, and represents the first substantial body of photojournalism. He influenced other photographers, and his influence in Japan, where he taught and worked with numerous other photographers and artists, was particularly deep and lasting. (Full article...)

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Mie Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan which is part of the Kinki and Chūbu regions on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Tsu. Evidence of human habitation in Mie can be dated to more than 10,000 years ago. During the Jōmon and Yayoi periods, agricultural communities began to form along the river and coastal areas of the region. Ise Shrine is said to have been established during the Yayoi period, and in the 7th century the Saikū Imperial Residence was built in what is now Meiwa Town to serve as both a residence and administrive centre for the Saiō, an Imperial Princess who served as High Priestess of Ise Shrine. During the Edo period, the area now known as Mie Prefecture consisted of several feudal domains, each ruled by an appointed lord. Transport networks, including the Tokaido and Ise Roads, were built. Port towns such as Ohminato, Kuwana and Anōtsu, posting stations and castle towns flourished. Pilgrimages to Ise Shrine also became very popular. After the Meiji Restoration, the former provinces of Ise, Shima, and Iga as well as a portion of eastern Kii, were organized and reorganized repeatedly. In 1871 the area from the Kiso Three Rivers in the north to present-day Tsu became Anōtsu Prefecture, and the area south of that became Watarai Prefecture. In 1872, the Anōtsu prefectural seat moved from Tsu to Yokkaichi, and the prefecture itself was renamed Mie. For a variety of reasons, including the strong likelihood that Mie would eventually merge with Watarai, the prefectural seat returned to Tsu the following year, and Mie Prefecture took its present-day form in 1876, when it merged with its southern neighbor.

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  • 07. Japanese Garden Pano, Cowra, NSW, 22.09.2006
    07. Japanese Garden Pano, Cowra, NSW, 22.09.2006
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    2003 Mazda 6 (GG) Classic hatchback 01
  • Asahi Breweries headquarters building with the Asahi Flame and Skytree at blue hour with full moon, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Asahi Breweries headquarters building with the Asahi Flame and Skytree at blue hour with full moon, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Ase o fuku onna2
    Ase o fuku onna2
  • BUR-10b-Burma-Japanese Occupation-Five Cents ND (1942)
    BUR-10b-Burma-Japanese Occupation-Five Cents ND (1942)
  • BUR-11a-Burma-Japanese Occupation-10 Cents ND (1942)
    BUR-11a-Burma-Japanese Occupation-10 Cents ND (1942)
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    BUR-12a-Burma-Japanese Occupation-One Quarter Rupee ND (1942)
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    BUR-13b-Burma-Japanese Occupation-One Half Rupee ND (1942)
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    BUR-14-Burma-Japanese Occupation-One Rupee ND (1942)
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    BUR-15b-Burma-Japanese Occupation-Five Rupees ND (1942-44)
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    BUR-16-Japanese occupation Burma-10 rupees (1942-44)
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    BUR-17b-Burma-Japanese Occupation-100 Rupees ND (1944)
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    BUR-9b-Burma-Japanese Occupation-One Cent ND (1942)
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    Beijing Castle Boxer Rebellion 1900 FINAL
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    Bicycle crankset Shimano 105 R7000 (chainring 50-34, length 172.5mm, 11 speed)
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    Blind monks examining an elephant
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    Bloody Saturday, Shanghai
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    Comme des Garcons at the Met (62473)
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    Crested myna, Osaka, Japan
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    Daurian redstart at Daisen Park in Osaka, January 2016
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    Douglas MacArthur signs formal surrender
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    Extermination of Evil Tenkeisei
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    Forces returning 2
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    Gasshukoku suishi teitoku kōjōgaki (Oral statement by the American Navy admiral)
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    Golden gate of Ueno Tōshō-gū Shinto shrine, Tokyo, Japan
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    Great Wave off Kanagawa2
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    Hasegawa Tohaku - Pine Trees (Shōrin-zu byōbu) - left hand screen
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    Hasegawa Tohaku - Pine Trees (Shōrin-zu byōbu) - right hand screen
  • Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. In his barracks home at Block 7 - 21 - NARA - 539206 - Restoration
    Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. In his barracks home at Block 7 - 21 - NARA - 539206 - Restoration
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    Hiroshige II - Kishu kumano iwatake tori - Shokoku meisho hyakkei
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    HiroshimaPeaceMemorialPanorama-2
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    HoryujiYumedono0363edit4
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    ISS Aug2005
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    ISS March 2009
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    Instrument of surrender Japan2
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    JAPAN-10-Constitutional Monarchy-One Yen (1873)
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    JAPAN-M7-Tsingtao-10 Sen (1914)
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    Japan 1870 20 Yen (alt)
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    Japanese Squirrel edit2
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    Japanese archer 1878b
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    Japanese pygmy woodpecker in Sakai, Osaka, February 2016
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    Japanese white-eye at Tennōji Park in Osaka, January 2016 III
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    Japaneseweavera
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    Kabukicho red gate and colorful neon street signs at night, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
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    Khalili Collections A Composite Imaginary View of Japan
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    Kiyonaga bathhouse women-2
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    Koku Saitcho shounin
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 01
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 02
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 03
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 04
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 05
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 06
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 07
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 08
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 09
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 10
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 11
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 12
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 13
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 14
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 15
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    Line scan photo of Shinkansen N700A Series Set G13 in 2017, car 16
  • MAL-M10b-Malaya-Japanese Occupation-1000 Dollars ND (1945)
    MAL-M10b-Malaya-Japanese Occupation-1000 Dollars ND (1945)
  • MAL-M1b-Malaya-Japanese Occupation-One Cent ND (1942)
    MAL-M1b-Malaya-Japanese Occupation-One Cent ND (1942)
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    MAL-M2a-Malaya-Japanese Occupation-Five Cents ND (1942)
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    MAL-M3b-Malaya-Japanese Occupation-10 Cents ND (1942)
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    MAL-M4b-Malaya-Japanese Occupation-50 Cents ND (1942)
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    MAL-M5c-Malaya-Japanese Occupation-One Dollar ND (1942)
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    MAL-M6c-Malaya-Japanese Occupation-Five Dollars ND (1942)
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    MAL-M7c-Malaya-Japanese Occupation-10 Dollars ND (1944)
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    MAL-M8b-Malaya-Japanese Occupation-100 Dollars ND (1944)
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    MAL-M9-Malaya-Japanese Occupation-100 Dollars ND (1945)
  • Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Instrument of Surrender, officially ending the Second World War
    Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Instrument of Surrender, officially ending the Second World War
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    Manzanar calisthenics 0016u
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    Manzanar portrait Toyo Miyatake 00100u
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    Maresuke Nogi, 近世名士写真 其1 - Photo only
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    Mazda RX-8 on freeway
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    NI-119b-Netherlands Indies-Japanese Occupation-1 Cent (1942)
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    NI-120c-Netherlands Indies-Japanese Occupation-5 Cents (1942)
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    NI-121a-Netherlands Indies-Japanese Occupation-10 Cents (1942)
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    NI-122b-Netherlands Indies-Japanese Occupation-half Gulden (1942)
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    NI-123-Netherlands Indies-Japanese Occupation-1 Gulden (1942)
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    NI-124c-Netherlands Indies-Japanese Occupation-5 Gulden (1942)
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    NI-125c-Netherlands Indies-Japanese Occupation-10 Gulden (1942)
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    Nagasakibomb
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    Nagoya Castle(Edit2)
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    Noru 2017-07-31 0415Z
  • OCE-1a-Oceania-Japanese Occupation-Half Shilling ND (1942)
    OCE-1a-Oceania-Japanese Occupation-Half Shilling ND (1942)
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    OCE-2a-Oceania-Japanese Occupation-One Shilling ND (1942)
  • OCE-3a-Oceania-Japanese Occupation-10 Shillings ND (1942)
    OCE-3a-Oceania-Japanese Occupation-10 Shillings ND (1942)
  • OCE-4a-Oceania-Japanese Occupation-One Pound ND (1942)
    OCE-4a-Oceania-Japanese Occupation-One Pound ND (1942)
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    Ogata Gekko - Ryu sho ten edit
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    Olympus E-M1 Mark III Zuiko 12-100mm
  • PHI-102b-Japanese Government (Philippines)-1 Centavo (1942)
    PHI-102b-Japanese Government (Philippines)-1 Centavo (1942)
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    PHI-103b-Japanese Government (Philippines)-5 Centavos (1942)
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    PHI-104b-Japanese Government (Philippines)-10 Centavos (1942)
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    PHI-105b-Japanese Government (Philippines)-50 Centavos (1942)
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    PHI-106-Japanese Government (Philippines)-1 Peso (1942)
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    PHI-107A-Japanese Government (Philippines)-5 Pesos (1942)
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    PHI-108-Japanese Government (Philippines)-10 Pesos (1942)
  • PHI-109-Japanese Government (Philippines)-1 Peso (1943)
    PHI-109-Japanese Government (Philippines)-1 Peso (1943)
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    PHI-110-Japanese Government (Philippines)-5 Pesos (1943)
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    PHI-111-Japanese Government (Philippines)-10 Pesos (1943)
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    PHI-112-Japanese Government (Philippines)-100 Pesos (1944)
  • PHI-114-Japanese Government (Philippines)-500 Pesos (1944)
    PHI-114-Japanese Government (Philippines)-500 Pesos (1944)
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    PHI-115-Japanese Government (Philippines)-1000 Pesos (1945)
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    Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, larger - edit1
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    Red Fuji southern wind clear morning
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    Rhinogobius flumineus(Hamamatsu,Shizuoka,Japan)
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    STS-134 International Space Station after undocking
  • Sesshu - Haboku-Sansui - complete
    Sesshu - Haboku-Sansui - complete
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    Shimano Hyperglide cassette 8-speed CS-HG51 11-32
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    Shoki2
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    Somagahana Fuchiemon restored
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    Suikoden
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    The Illustration of The Siberian War, No. 16. The Japanese Army Occupied Vragaeschensk
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    The brown-eared bulbul after playing with water
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    Torii path with lantern at Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
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    Two Lovers Beneath an Umbrella in the Snow
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    USS Bunker Hill hit by two Kamikazes
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    Zhou Maoshu Appreciating Lotuses

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    07. Japanese Garden Pano, Cowra, NSW, 22.09.2006
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    2003 Mazda 6 (GG) Classic hatchback 01
  • Asahi Breweries headquarters building with the Asahi Flame and Skytree at blue hour with full moon, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Asahi Breweries headquarters building with the Asahi Flame and Skytree at blue hour with full moon, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Ase o fuku onna2
    Ase o fuku onna2
  • BUR-10b-Burma-Japanese Occupation-Five Cents ND (1942)
    BUR-10b-Burma-Japanese Occupation-Five Cents ND (1942)
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    BUR-11a-Burma-Japanese Occupation-10 Cents ND (1942)
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    BUR-12a-Burma-Japanese Occupation-One Quarter Rupee ND (1942)
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    BUR-13b-Burma-Japanese Occupation-One Half Rupee ND (1942)
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    BUR-14-Burma-Japanese Occupation-One Rupee ND (1942)
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    BUR-16-Japanese occupation Burma-10 rupees (1942-44)
  • BUR-17b-Burma-Japanese Occupation-100 Rupees ND (1944)
    BUR-17b-Burma-Japanese Occupation-100 Rupees ND (1944)
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    BUR-9b-Burma-Japanese Occupation-One Cent ND (1942)
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