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[[caption-width-right:330:The [[{{Kaiju}} Kaijus']] favorite playground.]]
All the things you wanted to know about Japan, but were afraid to ask.

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!Settings and UsefulNotes related to Japan

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[[folder: Religion]]
* UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}}
* JapaneseChristian
* Myth/JapaneseMythology
* UsefulNotes/{{Onmyodo}}
* UsefulNotes/{{Shinto}}
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[[folder: Military]]
* EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana: Information about Japanese weapons.
** UsefulNotes/KaijuDefenseForce: Japan Self-Defense Force
* UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun: (Imperial Japanese Armed Forces)
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[[folder: Politics]]
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseEducationSystem
** UsefulNotes/JapanesePoliticalSystem
* UsefulNotes/{{JAXA}} (Japan's space program)
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[[folder: Geography]]
* UsefulNotes/TheFortySevenPrefectures
** UsefulNotes/{{Kyoto}}
** UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}}
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[[folder: History]]
* UsefulNotes/FirstSinoJapaneseWar
* UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan
* UsefulNotes/MeijiRestoration
* UsefulNotes/RussoJapaneseWar
* UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar
* UsefulNotes/SengokuPeriod
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[[folder: Culture and Customs]]
* UsefulNotes/HairColorInJapan
* UsefulNotes/InsideShoes
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseArchitecture
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseHolidays
** UsefulNotes/ChristmasInJapan
** {{Tanabata}}
* UsefulNotes/{{Kawaisa}}
* {{Kendo}}
* UsefulNotes/{{Kimono}}
* UsefulNotes/LolitaFashion
* UsefulNotes/RadioTaiso
* SubculturesInJapan
* UsefulNotes/TeaAndTeaCulture
* WeddingsInJapan
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[[folder: Language]]
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseLanguage
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!!Works and Tropes from Japan
+ JapaneseMedia
+ JapaneseMediaTropes
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!! Japan in popular culture
* Most {{Manga}}, {{Anime}}, JapaneseLiterature and {{Kaiju}} works are set in Japan.
* All {{Samurai}} films are set in feudal Japan.
* A lot of US [[WarTimeCartoon war time cartoons]] ridicule the Japanese, including ''WesternAnimation/TheDucktators'', ''WesternAnimation/TokioJokio'' and ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunnyNipsTheNips''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E23ThirtyMinutesOverTokyo "30 Minutes Over Tokyo"]] the family travels to Japan where they reference about every Japanese stereotype and/or reference point possible.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': The episode "Chinpokomon" has the makers of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}" use the show to brainwash the youth so they can take over the world.
* Music/DeepPurple recorded their best known LiveAlbum in Osaka: ''Music/MadeInJapan''.
* Music/SarahVaughan also recorded a LiveAlbum in Japan, though in her case in Tokyo: ''Music/LiveInJapan''.
* ''Film/LostInTranslation'', a Hollywood movie taking place entirely in Tokyo, where an American movie star does some {{Japandering}} to make a living and meets an American girl he likes.
* In the first half of ''Film/KillBill'' the Bride travels to Japan to act revenge on O-Ren Ishii.
* The 1980 mini series ''Series/{{Shogun}}'' with Richard Chamberlain and Toshiro Mifune is set in Japan.
* Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's operette ''Theatre/TheMikado'' is set in feudal Japan.
* Part of the James Bond film ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' takes place in Japan.
* ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' by Music/GiacomoPuccini is an opera about a Japanese geisha and her love for an American lieutenant.
* The song "The Japanese Sandman" is about a sandman who exchanges yesterdays for tomorrows.

[[AC: The Japanese flag]]
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->Also known as the ''Hinomaru'' ("[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Disc of the Sun]]"), the red disc on a white field has long been a symbol of the nation since the feudal era, playing on the AlternateCharacterReading of Japan's name (日本), which can mean "sun-origin" or "sunrise".
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