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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    • Nintendo Closing Club Nintendo (But Don't Panic)

      For years now, Club Nintendo has been offering special goodies to fans. But as of today, it's going away. But don't fret. Not yet. Nintendo is planning a new loyalty program with new rewards. Official notices have been posted by Nintendo in Japan, Europe, and Australia. The U.S. site is currently closed for maintenance.

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    • New Fire Emblem Announced For 3DS

      The team behind Fire Emblem Awakening is making a new game for 3DS, Nintendo just announced. Though this game will be developed by Intelligent Systems, Nintendo says it'll ...

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    • King of Fighters ’94 Re-Bout Possibly Heading to PlayStation Network

      While last month saw King of Fighters ’98 released on Steam, SNK Playmore hasn’t forgotten about their fans on consoles. According to a listing discovered on the Game Rating and Administration Committee’s website, Sony Computer Entertainment Korea recently submitted King of Fighters ’94 Re-Bout for classification.

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  • Yet another Lost Heroes 2 video

    【公式サイト】 http://lh2.bngames.net/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=direct 【チャンネル登録はこちら→http://goo.gl/IPuQl5】 第6話 緊急指令!体験版をダウンロードせよ!(全13話) 突如、ホームページに出現した「体験版」の配信予告 人類はこの体験版の威力に恐れ、おの ...

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  • Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker gets first DLC in Japan

    … A mix of free and paid DLC for Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is out now in Japan. We previously mentioned that the 3DS game would feature characters from the Durarara!! anime series. Izaya Orihara, who has Blade Attack’s Blind Spot as a skill (a physical attack to inflict Shock status on an enemy), can […] The post Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker gets first DLC in Japan appeared first on Nintendo Everything. …

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  • New support Pokemon for Pokken Tournament: Frogadier and Eevee

    … New support Pokemon for Pokken Tournament: Frogadier and Eevee Posted under General Nintendo, News January 29, 2015 by Brian (@NE_Brian) The official manual for Pokken Tournament has been uploaded to the arcade game’s official website. It gives us a look at a few things – notably two new support Pokemon. Frogadier and Eevee are now confirmed for Pokken Tournament. Source Around the Web…

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  • Why Vending Machines Are So Popular in Japan

    … Right now, I am visiting New York. There are not many vending machines here, like there are in Osaka, where I live. Surely, there must be a good reason for Japan having all those vending machines. Turns out, there are several. Stroll through the cities. Stroll through the countryside. You'll see 'em. Known as "jidouhanbaki" (自動販売機…

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  • Compared to the Original, Dragon's Dogma Online Will Be a Huge Game

    … and socialize before forming teams to go forth on their adventure. For Dragon's Dogma Online, the game will focus on the action, offering things often seen in other online RPGs, like the ability to use characters as jumping boards or to climb on enemies to attack at close range. Dragon's Dogma Online is scheduled for release in Japan on the PS3, PS4…

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  • Two Captain America Figures are Better than One

    … figures. However, there does not seem to be a civvies Steve Rogers only version. Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. To contact the author of this post, write to cogitoergonihilATgmail.com or find him on Twitter @tnakamura8. …

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  • Smash Bros. Could be its Creator's Last Game

    … The potential cost of a great game. In his semi-weekly column in Weekly Famitsu, Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai addressed fan letters. One such letter focused on the toll developing the latest games has taken on him. Wrote the fan, "Hello, Mr. Sakurai. It sounds like development of Smash Bros. was really, really hard. Reading your…

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  • JAEPO Preview Update: School of Ragnarok; Crossbeats REV.; Pokken + More.

    …, the disclaimer here that most likely we won’t see most of this stuff out West but you never know what might happen down the road. Here is a link to the first preview which covers some other titles not mentioned below. School of Ragnarok (Square Enix) – The teaser site that Square Enix was running to promote a new arcade game has unveiled a 1v1…

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  • Assassin’s Creed 2016 In Japan?

    …A fan of Ubisoft’s incredibly popular Assassin’s Creed series noticed what appears to be a Chinese or Japanese castle in some Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag art work. Even though the upcoming Assassin’s Creed codenamed Victory will have a Victorian England setting, fans still hope and wish for an Assassin’s Creed set in Japan. A fan recently…

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  • Someone Outside of Japan Finally Became A Tetris Grandmaster

    … Kevin Birrell dazzled the world with his Tetris skills a few weeks back, but for the truly dedicated, the work never ends. Birrell had yet another goal for himself in Tetris: The Grandmaster 3: become the first player outside of Japan to achieve grandmaster status. As the headline points out, this is unprecedented for an American player. It's…

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  • The Legend of Legacy is FuRyu’s best-selling game at launch

    … Thanks to the latest Media Create report, it’s been confirmed that The Legend of Legacy sold 53,974 copies in its first week at Japanese retail. It turns out that the title is FuRyu’s best-selling game at launch by quite a large margin. Here’s a look at how The Legend of Legacy stacks up to FuRyu’s previous releases: (2011) Unchained Blades…

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