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  • proper n. The largest lake in Japan, located in Shiga prefecture.


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  • In Kyoto, Japan, he owns a garden property with a home, pavilion and gardens fed by the freshwater Lake Biwa, according to a person familiar with the deal.

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  • The northernmost stretch of Lake Biwa is just 18 miles from the Tsuruga reactors—a distance just outside the original voluntary evacuation zone set around Fukushima Daiichi.

    Living by Reactors, Japanese Are Split

  • Shiga prefecture authorities are concerned in particular about the impact of a potential nuclear accident on Lake Biwa, Japan's largest freshwater body and the source of drinking water for 41 million people in Western Japan, including the major metropolises of Kyoto and Osaka.

    Living by Reactors, Japanese Are Split

  • What I love most is the heavy mist on Lake Biwa, drifting, as if a shore must loom somewhere in the nervous silence between the distant thuds of war.

    Omen. Seduction. Reunion. – the Poet’s Commentary for Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu monogatari

  • This is no ordinary B&B though: the property has four lakes, including the 55-acre Presidents Lake which "Outdoor Life" magazine called the second-best place to fish behind Japan's Lake Biwa.

    Ray Scott, Bass Anglers Sportsman Society Founder, Opens Home To Bass Fishermen

  • The Japan tourist organization estimates lost revenue from that cancellation at several hundred million yen, as the groups had been scheduled to visit locations such as Kyoto, Mt. Fuji and Lake Biwa.

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  • One pair was picked up on a golden afternoon when the sun lit the grounds of an ancient samurai castle on the shores of Lake Biwa.

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  • In order to infer past climatic change in central Japan, we measured temperatures in a borehole at the Karasuma site, on the southeastern coast of Lake Biwa, and reconstructed sediment surface temperature history during the last 3000 years.

    NAS News and Schedule « Climate Audit

  • Shusaku Goto, Hideki Hamamoto and Makoto Yamano 2005, Climatic and environmental changes at southeastern coast of Lake Biwa over past 3000 years, inferred from borehole temperature data Physics of The Earth and Planetary Interiors Volume 152, Issue 4 , 30 October 2005, Pages 314-325 Thermally controlled processes and preserved thermal signatures within the Earth

    NAS News and Schedule « Climate Audit

  • The onsets of temperature decrease in the late 12th century a.d. and temperature increase in the mid 17th century a.d. appear to coincide with occurrences of two destructive earthquakes 1185 and 1662 a.d. that caused water level changes of Lake Biwa.

    NAS News and Schedule « Climate Audit


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