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2011-07-19 18:00:00

Some of the strongest thunderstorms within Typhoon Ma-on are now affecting the southeastern coast of Japan and appeared on satellite imagery from two NASA satellites. Rough surf, gusty winds and heavy rainfall is affecting eastern coastal Japan today. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Typhoon Ma-on early on July 19, at 0347 UTC (11:47 p.m. EDT on July 18) and imagery from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument showed a large area of very cold cloud top temperatures from strong...

2010-01-05 07:00:00

ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- PixelOptics, Inc. ("Pixel") of Roanoke, Virginia announced today that Pixel and Panasonic Shikoku Electronics Co., Ltd ("Panasonic Shikoku Electronics") of Matsuyama, Japan have been collaborating in the development of PixelOptics' electronic eyeglasses. Pixel, the world's first composite ophthalmic lens company, is developing, and plans to market and sell both static (fixed focus) and electronic dynamic (changeable focus) lenses. Pixel launched...


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Tosa
2013-09-19 10:42:47

The Tosa, also known as the Tosa Inu, is a breed of domestic dog that originated in Japan. The dog was developed in the late nineteenth century when various types of European breed like the mastiff, Old English bulldog, and the German pointer were crossed with the Shikoku-Inu breed from Japan. This large breed was very popular as a fighting dog between the years of 1924 to 1933, when there were over five thousand registered Tosa breeders. The Tosa can vary in size depending upon the area...

Japanese Marten, Martes melampus
2012-12-31 14:36:16

The Japanese marten (Martes melampus) is a mammal that is native to Japan. Its native range includes Kyushu, Shikoku, Awaji, and Honshu and it has been introduced into Sado Island, Tsushima Island, and Hokkaido. It prefers a habitat within forests, but it can be found in human populated areas with abundant vegetation. It holds three recognized subspecies. The Japanese marten can reach an average length of one and half feet, with a tail length of about eight inches and a weight of up to...

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2008-09-13 20:56:21

The Shikoku is a Japanese breed of dog native to Shikoku Island. It is a spitz type breed which is recognized by kennel clubs in Japan and Canada. It was also recognized as a living "natural monument" of Japan in 1937. The breed was bred for hunting boar and deer on mountainous terrain. The breed stands 17 to 21 inches tall and weighs 17 to 55 pounds. It resembles an Alaskan Husky except in size and color. The body of the Shikoku is square, its head wedge-shaped, its ears pricked, and its...

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2008-05-27 14:47:17

The Kishu is a Japanese hunting breed which has been developed over thousands of years. The breed appears similar to the Akita and Shiba Inu; however the Kishu was bred prior to either. The breed was bred by the Japanese to hunt boar and deer, and their quiet, stalking manner makes it perfect for chasing its prey. Export of the breed from Japan is restricted; there are only two breeders of the Kishu outside its natural territory, one in Europe and one in Texas. The Kishu weighs 30 to 60...

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2008-05-24 22:59:40

The Greenland Dog is a powerful husky-type dog bred for sledding and hunting. It is speculated that this breed directly descended from dogs which Inuit settlers brought to Greenland. It originated in the Arctic coastal regions and is one of the oldest breeds in the world. The Greenland Dog falls in the Spitz group with its curly tail, thick coat and prick ears. It was used frequently for hunting and for leading expeditions alongside explorers, such as Roald Amundsen's expedition to the...

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