Japan /dʒəˈpæn/ (Japanese: 日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 About this sound Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku, literally "[the] State of Japan") is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which together comprise about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area.
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    • Happy 62nd birthday, Shigeru Miyamoto!

      Happy 62nd birthday, Shigeru Miyamoto! Posted under General Nintendo, News November 16, 2014 by Brian (@NE_Brian) Shigeru Miyamoto was born on November 16, 1952. That means he’s now 62 years old! Let’s all wish Miyamoto a very happy birthday. Technically we’re a day late on this since it’s no ...

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    • Mysterious Naruto Balloon Appears in China

      Earlier today, a strange sight appeared in the Pearl River Delta area of Guangzhou. A giant blow up toad smoking a pipe is seen tied down near Guangzhou's Canton tower. According to Sina games, the giant toad is a tribute to the 15 year-old Naruto comic series that just came to an end last week.

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  • Retrospective: Panzer Dragoon Saga

    … of Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams – which also came packaged for free with a special edition Official SEGA Saturn Magazine in the US and UK, as well as other gaming magazines and as a special Saturn bundle in Japan. Tell me a (dragon’s) tail Craymen (right) and Arwen (left – his henchman) As the game opens, you’re treated to a 20-minute CGI intro…

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  • Tokyo Ghoul’s Second Season Starts on January 8th 2015

    … A second anime season, adapting Shu Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga will begin airing on January 8, 2015 in Japan. The first season covered the story of Kaneki Ken and a ghoul named Rize. Rize’s untimely demise while attempting to kill and eat Kaneki resulted in Kaneki becoming saved by having Rize’s organs transplanted into his body. However…

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  • Cube Creator 3D demo releasing next month, Ohno Odyssey demo releasing this week

    … We just got approval from Nintendo (NOA) to release our #CubeCreator3D demo next month. Release date coming soon! pic.twitter.com/5RW4Krxaae — Big John Games (@BigJohnGames) November 25, 2014 We're also waiting for approval/release timeline via Nintendo in Japan. #CubeCreator3D is coming! — Big John Games (@BigJohnGames) November 25, 2014 ALSO! We're releasing a demo for our physics-based puzzle game #OhnoOdyssey on Thurs (NA). http://t.co/SyWqRkY5CU — Big John Games (@BigJohnGames) November 25, 2014 …

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  • Criminal Girls: Invite Only dated for February

    … saw release outside Japan, and includes a host of brand new content as your explore the depths of Hell and lead a gang of female delinquents on a quest to absolve themselves and be reborn on Earth. A $51.99 limited edition includes a copy of the game, art book, soundtrack CD, and special box. It is available on the NIS America Online Store. Find…

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  • Atlus email - Persona Q Now Available plus DLC Schedule

    … and will come in special packaging that includes the following items: Tarot Card Set #2 - Same as above Art Booklet - Collection of some of the amazing new artwork that went into Persona Q Soundtrack CD - CD with the Persona Q soundtrack highlights by the ATLUS sound team Deluxe Hard Case for 3DS XL - This hard case, previously available only in Japan, is coming to North America and features Persona Q designs and will house a 3DS XL PR email …

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  • Photo Kano Kiss getting low price version in February

    … It's not really very low-priced, though. Kadokawa Games is planning a “low price version” release of PS Vita love adventure game Photo Kano Kiss on February 2 in Japan. The new release, dubbed Ebikore Photo Kano Kiss, will cost 4,296 yen. The price might seem a bit steep for a “low price” release, but the original release launched for 6,800…

    Sal Romano/ Gematsu- 2 readers -
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