japan has definitions from the fields of geography,government
[ noun ] (geography) a string of more than 3,000 islands east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean

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(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

Japan has had 15 destructive ones ( eight of them disastrous ) since 1596 .

In 1707 an earthquake in Japan generated waves so huge that they piled into the Inland_Sea ; one wave swamped more than 1000 ships and boats in Osaka_Bay .

On the fateful day in 1896 when the great waves approached Japan , fishermen at_sea noticed no unusual swells .

After an earthquake in Japan in 1793 people on the coast at Tugaru were so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground .

During a 1933 tsunami in Japan the sea glowed brilliantly at night .

[ noun ] (government,geography) a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building


Nihon Nippon

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(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

The next thing he knew he was reporting for duty as commanding_officer of Troop_H , 7_th_Cavalry , in_the_middle of corps maneuvers in Japan .

[ noun ] lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer

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[ verb ] coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan

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lacquer lacquer handicraft

[ noun ] lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient

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