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japanning

(Encyclopedia) japanning jəpăn´ing, method of varnishing a surface, such as wood, metal, or glass, to obtain a durable, lustrous finish. The term is derived from a process popular in England, France…

Japan

(Encyclopedia) Japan jəpăn´, Jap. Nihon or Nippon, country (2015 est. pop. 127,975,000), 145,833 sq mi (377,835 sq km), occupying an archipelago off the coast of E Asia. The capital is Tokyo, which,…

Japan

Infoplease has everything you need to know about Japan. Check out our country profile, full of essential information about Japan's geography, history, government, economy, population, culture,…

Japan Current

(Encyclopedia) Japan Current or Kuroshioko͝orōshē´ō[Jap.,=black stream], warm ocean current of the Pacific Ocean, off E Asia. A northward flowing branch of the North Equatorial Current, it runs E of…

Different for Girls

Director: Richard SpenceWriter: Tony MarchantDirector of Photography:Sean Van HalesEditor:David GambleMusic:Stephen WarbeckProduction Designer:Grenville HornerProducer:John ChapmanFirst Look…

Japan, Sea of

(Encyclopedia) Japan, Sea of, or East Sea, enclosed arm of the Pacific Ocean, c.405,000 sq mi (1,048,950 sq km), located between Japan and the Asian mainland, connecting with the East China Sea, the…

Japan Map

Japan Profile More Geographic Information Country Profiles Flags World Geography World Statistics U.S. State Profiles U.S. Cities U.S. Geography U.S. Statistics Asia Map Map…

Japan Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note Japan Index: Geography People Government and Political Conditions Economy Foreign Relations U.S.-Japan Relations GEOGRAPHYJapan, a country of islands,…

The 2011 Nuclear Crisis in Japan

Acute radiation syndrome, reactor meltdown, and nuclear disaster are all scary terms. Learn about what the terms mean in relation to Japan's 2011 crisis. By Jennie Wood Fukushima I Nuclear…