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The Great Wave off Kanagawa (1832), by Hokusai
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The Great Wave off Kanagawa (1832), by Hokusai

Japanese music: Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yasuaki Shimizu, Hiroshi Yoshimura

Japanese literature: Edogawa RanpoRyū Murakami - Haruki Murakami

Japanese film directors: Juzo Itami - Takashi Miike - Akira Kurosawa - Koji Wakamatsu - Hayao Miyazaki

Japanese films: Woman in the Dunes (1964) - Blind Beast (1969) - In the Realm of the Senses (1976) - Akira (1988) - Tampopo (1985) - Tetsuo (1988) - Tokyo Decadence (1992) - Audition (1999) - Spirited Away (2001) - Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Japanese erotica: Yoshifumi Hayashi - Hajime Sorayama - Nobuyoshi Araki

Japanese culture: Tokyo - Japanese cinema - Japanese avant-garde - Japanese culture - Japanese erotica - Japanese low culture - Japanese garden - Japanese literature - Japanese music - Japanese New Wave - Japonisme - anime and manga - butoh - geisha - ukiyo-e - wabi-sabi - mono no aware - shibari - ikebana - kintsugi - yakuza - bonsai

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Japan is an island country in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean.

Japan has the world's second-highest life expectancy, though it is experiencing a decline in population. The culture of Japan is well-known around the world, including its art, cuisine, music, and popular culture, which encompasses prominent animation and video game industries.

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