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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  • Media Create software sales (11/10 – 11/16) – Top 50

    … / 2.863.976 (-22%) 11./03. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 18.723 / 1.720.189 (-24%) 12./10. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 13.544 / 713.132 (+322%) 13./04. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2014 (Konami) {2014.10.23} (¥7.538) – 6.570 / 117.607 (-28%) 14./00. [PSV] Hanayamata…

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  • How a little girl from Lebanon went on to develop games in Japan

    … a little girl playing bootleg copies of JRPGs and gold farming in Final Fantasy VII to developing an autobiographical game about naked people in Japan and working for Mega Man cocreator Keiji Inafune, it's always been videogames for Dina. They are what excite her, motivate her, and fascinate her. Her passion is palpable and infectious. It's…

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  • The 15th VFR BEAT-TRIBE CUP Streaming Live from Tokyo, Japan

    … below from Game Newton, live from Tokyo Leisureland Pallet Town. For more information on the event, check out this helpful post from akai at virtuafighter.com. Watch live video from GameNewton on www.twitch.tv Source: BEAT-TRIBE, Game Newton, virtuafighter.com …

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  • Bayonetta 2 art book heading to Japan next month

    … Bayonetta 2 art book heading to Japan next month Posted under News, Wii U November 22, 2014 by Brian (@NE_Brian) An official art book for Bayonetta 2 is launching in Japan next month, according to director Yusuke Hashimoto. Hashimoto shared an Amazon link which confirms that “The Eyes of Bayonetta 2″ will be available on December 20. Pricing is set at 3,780 yen. Thanks to Jake for the tip. Source Around the Web…

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  • Shadowgate launches 'retro two-pack' update today

    … in Japan this week, according to Famitsu. This feels right. It's been too long since Square has milked Final Fantasy VII. Possib...more With Marvel, Star Wars, and The Walking Dead under their belts, there's no license too big for Zen Studios to take on at this point. This time around, Zen has teamed up with Comedy Central and put together two new tables themed after none other than South Park. I wasn't sure what to expect, but should have known the tables would be phenomenal.more …

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  • Review: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

    … You got your puzzles in my trials! You got your trials in my puzzles! It is two great handheld games that play great together. Despite the name, the two protagonists and their sidekicks rarely butt heads in Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. The story begins with a girl named Espella fleeing from dark beings. She seeks the help…

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  • Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Released!

    … the slightest bit interested in the Pokemon series, or need a new 3DS RPG in general… go ahead and buy the games right now. And if you’re in Europe? Yeah, sucks to be you, the games are being released on November 28th instead for no apparent reason. Hooray for unexpected delays? Source: http://www.pokemonrubysapphire.com/en-us/ Share This Article …

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  • A Diverse Community is Why Pokemon Succeeds

    … Today, the next installment of the Pokemon franchise is released in the form of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The remakes of the 2002 games Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire are one of Nintendo’s biggest releases of the year, with over a million pre-orders in Japan alone. Part of Nintendo’s success is the massive appeal their games have across…

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  • Let’s celebrate the Saturn’s 20th anniversary

    … The SEGA Saturn doesn’t officially celebrate its 20th birthday until tomorrow, but we wanted to get the jump on everyone else filling its Facebook feed with birthday related posts, so here’s how we’re saying, “Happy birthday!” In this rather unique retrospective, SEGA Nerds’ news correspondent Belf Melfer captures an exclusive interview…

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  • Special contest Cover Plates for New 3DS ⊟ Nintendo just...

    …Special contest Cover Plates for New 3DS ⊟ Nintendo just launched this Twitter contest thing in Japan, to promote the New 3DS Cover Plates. Basically… you mix and match parts of the existing Cover Plate lineup using the Try! Kisekae website, then use the site to send the design to Twitter (as I did with the hastily designed polka dot Boo design…

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