Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren't They?
Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they? known as Mondaiji, is a Japanese light novel series written by Tarō Tatsunoko and illustrated by Yū Amano. An anime adaptation by Diomedéa aired from January 11, 2013 to March 15, 2013. Part 1 of the series ended on April 1, 2015 with twelve volumes total with Part 2 beginning on June 1, 2015 under the new title Last Embryo and a new illustrator, momoko. Three children, Sakamaki Izayoi, Kudō Asuka, Kasukabe Yō, live dull lives because they possess unmatched psychic powers. One day, they receive an envelope that transports them to Little Garden, a place of supernatural powers called "Gifts." There, the residents use Gifts to play high-stakes games known as Gift Games so as to earn wealth and prestige for their communities. So, the three children join the fallen "No Name" community and resolve to help it regains its prosperity; as they learn more about Little Garden, they decide to overthrow the tyrannical Demon Lords in control. Izayoi Sakamaki Voiced by: Shintarō Asanuma.
He was bored of his old world and is searching for anything fun in the Little Garden. His gift is "Code: Unknown," according to the "Gift Card", a "Fragment of Laplace," which cannot figure out his ability, his natural ability is the power to destroy other gifts. Izayoi is an expert on mythology thanks to his adopted mother, he is a genius tactician and analyst. In Volume 3, it is revealed that Izayoi's adopted mother is the former strategist of the "No Names", his powers are that he is able to destroy stars. Summoned from an unnamed year in the 2010's, his most important goal is "having fun."Black Rabbit Voiced by: Iori Nomizu. She tries to be serious but gets flustered; when using her power, her blue hair turns pink. This happens at other times, such as when Izayoi promised his aid to her community or when enjoying a bath with the girls. One of Black Rabbit's gifts is the "Spear of Indra", a powerful legendary weapon that allows her to control lightning, she has enormous leg strength and speed equaling Izayoi's.
She is a victim to the pervertedness of Izayoi and Shiroyasha. Asuka Kudō Voiced by: Sarah Emi Bridcutt, it has the ability to control other gifts and strengthen an object's power as long as the power of the object is weaker than the power of her gift. She owns another Gift called Dean, a massive giant Golem. Summoned from an unnamed year right after World War II, her most important goal is "understanding others."Yō Kasukabe Voiced by: Megumi Nakajima. It bestows her the ability to speak to animals and use the abilities of any animal she is able to befriend, she is accompanied by a calico cat, the first animal she befriends with her power, which allowed her to be able to walk again, after being crippled in a hospital. Summoned from an unnamed year in the distant future, her most important goal is "making friends." Jin Russel Voiced by: Hiromi Igarashi. He is the oldest of the children in the community, he has green hair. Riri Voiced by: Shiori Mikami, she is a young anthropomorphic fox. It's revealed that her mother was sent to a Gift Game and she never came back.
Shiroyasha Voiced by: Satomi Arai. Her headquarters are located in 4-digit gate number #3345, she has blue-white hair, cat-like yellow eyes, is small of stature. She dresses in a yukata and is quite perverted, her control of the sun allows her to create heat blasts up to 7000 degrees Celsius. Leticia Draculair Voiced by: Yuiko Tatsumi, she was a Vampire Lord whose title was stripped upon being turned into a slave following her community's fall. She regains her powers, but agrees to work as a maid for the community; as a maid she helps protect the community. Although she is seen her "loli form", she has a more mature form that can be seen when she is using more advanced magic. Sandra Dortlake Voiced by: Kaori Sadohara, she can use fire in her attacks. Black Percher Voiced by: Chiwa Saitō, she is the embodiment of the 800 thousand evil spirits. She becomes one of Jin's summons. Part 1 Part 2 Mondaiji-tach ga isekai kara kuru sou desu yo? is a Seinen manga series that began serialization in Comp Ace with Nanamomo Rio as the illustrator.
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Miyamoto Usagi is a fictional character, who appears in the American comic book Usagi Yojimbo, a Dark Horse Comics book created by Stan Sakai. Usagi is a ronin now walking the musha shugyo; the character has crossed over with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In May 2011, Miyamoto Usagi placed 92nd on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time, he placed 31st in The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters in Empire. Miyamoto Usagi is the main protagonist of Usagi Yojimbo, whom Sakai has said was inspired by the life of legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. Intended to be a human, Sakai was inspired to anthropomorphize the character after doodling a rabbit with its ears bound in a style reminiscent of a samurai topknot. Usagi is a skilled swordsman and one of the best in the land. Usagi was born the only son of a village headman, his two childhood playmates were Kenichi, with whom Usagi would have a less-than-friendly rivalry his whole life, Mariko, one of the reasons for the boys' rivalry. The trio went their separate ways when the boys were sent to be trained as samurai in the Dogora school of Bujitsu.
However, on the trip there the boys witnessed a confrontation where a gang of arrogant Dogora students attacked a lone traveler named Katsuichi. Katsuichi had left the school years ago. In spite of their numerical advantage, the gang was defeated by the sensei's unusual, but effective, technique. Although Kenichi was unimpressed by the display, Usagi pursued the departing sensei to petition him to become his student. Katsuichi refused, but relented when Usagi stood outside his home day and night through unpleasant weather long enough to convince the teacher of his determination. For years, Usagi was the exclusive student of Katsuichi-sensei, although he proved a mischievous pupil who got into various misadventures, he excelled at his studies to become a formidable warrior. One of those misadventures involved a young Usagi stealing a dying soldier's wakizashi while walking through a battlefield with his teacher. Fraught with guilt over the theft, Usagi began seeing the now dead soldier in numerous situations, at one point having a nightmare that involved Katsuichi morphed into the soldier.
Upon his return to the battlefield to return the sword to its rightful owner, Usagi was caught by adult samurai and accused of theft. Instead of summarily executing the young rabbit, they instead began the process of cutting his hand off. Before a blow could be struck however, Usagi's future lord, intervened on his behalf, upon sensing the rabbit's honorable nature, let Usagi go. At the end of his training, Katsuichi brought Usagi to a fencing tournament hosted by the Dogora school. Usagi won the tournament, his final match being against his old "comrade" Kenichi, who by was the top student of the Dogora school, earned his own daisho: the katana named Yagi no Eda and the wakizashi named Aoyagi; the region's daimyō, Lord Mifune, was observing the contest and was impressed with Usagi's skill enough to offer him a position as a retainer. Before leaving to enter Mifune's service, Usagi returned to his village for a final farewell, where he found Kenichi had been staying at an inn in drunken despair, having sworn to leave the school due to his failure to win the tournament, but too ashamed to return home.
Together they returned to their village to free it from brigands. Kenichi decided to stay, would become headman upon Usagi's father's death, which comforted Mariko somewhat against the loss of her other dearest friend. Kenichi and Mariko married. In his term of service, Usagi rose to become a trusted personal bodyguard of his Lord and his family; that stable career was destroyed when a villainous rival lord, Lord Hikiji, sent ninja to assassinate the Mifune family. In the assault, Mifune's wife and son were murdered, Lord Mifune waged war on his rival in revenge; that war concluded at the battle of Adachigahara, sometimes referenced as Adachi Plain, where Mifune had the upper hand until Buichi Toda, one of his subordinate commanders, betrayed him and joined with Hikiji. Usagi's friend and immediate superior, Gunichi fled the field upon seeing that the battle was lost. Lord Mifune was killed by an arrow barrage; as he fought free, he had his so far only personal confrontation with Hikiji, which left him with the distinctive arched scar over his left eye.
Usagi escaped into the forest, buried Lord Mifune's head, eluded pursuit by Hikiji's forces. By saving Lord Mifune's head from desecration, Usagi felt he had atoned for the disgrace of losing the battle. Otherwise, he would have felt compelled to commit seppuku. Usagi has since avenged his master's death upon both Toda and Gunichi, although Hikiji remains beyond his reach. Now a ronin, Usagi traveled the backroads of the region. In the course of his "warrior pilgrimage", he made deep friendships with many, including the young Lord Noriyuki of the Geishu Clan and his valiant bodyguard Ame Tomoe, the cynical rhino bounty-hunter Murakami Gennosuke, the brilliantly astute Inspector Ishida, the cat kunoichi Chizu, the sly street-entertainer/petty thief Kitsune. Usagi has appeared in various Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-related media. Usagi makes recurring appearances in the 1987 Te
Sailor Moon (character)
Usagi Tsukino, better known as Sailor Moon, is a fictional superheroine, the main protagonist and title character of the Sailor Moon manga series written by Naoko Takeuchi. She is introduced in chapter #1, "Usagi – Sailor Moon", as a carefree schoolgirl who can transform into Sailor Moon, the de facto leader of the Sailor Soldiers. Believing herself to be an ordinary girl, she is revealed to be the reincarnated form of the Princess of the Moon Kingdom, she subsequently discovers her original name, Princess Serenity. In Sailor Moon, Usagi meets Luna, a magical talking black cat, searching for the Moon Princess. Luna reveals that Usagi is destined to save Earth from the forces of evil and gives her a brooch to transform into Sailor Moon, she asks Usagi to form the Sailor Soldiers, find their princess and protect the "Silver Crystal". As Usagi matures, she becomes a powerful warrior and protects her adopted home planet, from villains who wish to harm it. Usagi is depicted as carefree and cheerful, but with cry-baby tendencies that show themselves when things don't go her way.
As the protagonist, Usagi appears in every episode, television special, original video animation of the anime adaptations, Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal. She cameos in the sister series Codename: Sailor V, she has appeared in special events. Most Western audiences were introduced to Usagi appearing in the Sailor Moon anime, an adaptation of the manga series. Usagi's critical reception has been positive and she is recognized as one of the most important and popular female superheroes of all time. Usagi is first introduced as living the life of a normal teenage schoolgirl in 20th-century Tokyo. Although well-meaning, she is an underachieving, accident-prone crybaby. One day, Usagi encounters a mysterious cat, who reveals herself to be Luna, a mentor archetype who introduces Usagi to her new heroic role. Luna explains how to use it to transform into Sailor Moon. Usagi is a reluctant heroine at first, she grows more mature over time; as Sailor Moon, she sets out to fight the villains from her past life and to protect the Earth using the Silver Crystal.
This provides most of the conflict in the anime. Usagi lives in Azabu Jūban with Ikuko Tsukino; these names reflect those of Naoko Takeuchi's real-life family members. Out of all the Sailor Soldiers, only Usagi and Minako Aino live in a conventional nuclear family, Usagi is the only one known to have a sibling. Usagi has a boyfriend named Mamoru Chiba. Mamoru and Usagi's relationship is a significant part of Usagi's personal life, as well as the series as a whole. Mamoru and Usagi date for a long time in the series and the love they share helps her through many challenges. In the anime adaptation, Mamoru gives Usagi a heart-shaped promise ring just before he leaves for America; the ring represents a promise to Usagi that they will marry. Once she forms the Sailor Soldiers, Usagi learns that she comes from a race belonging to the Silver Millennium, that her mother sent her to Earth to be reincarnated. In the second series, Usagi learns that she will give birth to a daughter by her boyfriend and future husband.
She discovers that she will become a "Sovereign of the Earth", known as Neo-Queen Serenity, by the 30th century. Usagi loves sweet foods and they distract her. Ice cream is listed as a hobby of hers in the manga, her favorite subject is listed as home economics, she is said to dislike carrots, is poor with both English and mathematics. Usagi is shown to be a genuine friend, she has a talent for brown-nosing when needed, for crying to get what she wants. She is afraid of dentists and lightning, her greatest dream is to be a bride, she is a member of the Manga Drawing Club at school, though her skill level varies when shown in the anime. She stands 150 cm tall. In the manga and anime, Mamoru refers to her based on her distinctive hairstyle. At first, this is always accompanied with the suffix ‑atama, meaning "head", but this is dropped. Usagi hates the name at first. In the series Haruka and Seiya, other important figures in her life, adopt the name as well. Since there is no North American equivalent to odango, the original English adaptation always used the phrases "meatball head" or "moon face".
In the Tokyopop Manga adaptation, Mamoru calls Usagi "buns", an approximation of odango and is short for "Bunny". In the Viz Media English adaptation, she is referred to as "bun head". Usagi's character is inconsistent between versions the series. In the manga she starts out as a crybaby, but matures and learns to make decisions for herself; the series portrays Usagi as lazy rather than lacking intelligence, such as when she passes her high school exams without trouble when threatened with separation from her friends. The original anime portrays Usagi as more childlike, she bickers with her daughter Chibiusa, but can show just as much caring as her manga counterpart. She does evolve du
Chibiusa is a fictional character in the Sailor Moon manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi. She is one of the main characters of the series, she is introduced in Chapter 13, "Conclusion and Commencement, Petite Étrangere", first published in Nakayoshi on February 3, 1993. She is a small child from the 30th century who travels to the past to seek help from the Sailor Soldiers, she returns, a few years older, in order to train as a Soldier herself—Sailor Chibi Moon, translated as "Sailor Mini Moon" in the DIC and Cloverway English adaptations. Chibiusa's birth name and official title is Princess Usagi Small Lady Serenity, she is adopted as a member of her mother's family, using the alias Usagi Tsukino, in the 20th century. She is given her nickname to differentiate from the older Usagi Tsukino; the nickname is a combination of her given name, Usagi. Author Naoko Takeuchi describes Chibiusa as a precocious person, she is the daughter of King Endymion. Her real name is the same as her mother's, but is called Chibiusa in Japanese to avoid confusion between the two.
Her name in several English-language versions of Sailor Moon, Rini, is a diminutive of "Serena", the name of her mother. She is known for having pink hair put into a unique style that resembles rabbit ears on top of her head. Chibiusa's hair is truly pink, not just colored that way for stylistic purposes. Exposure to the Silver Crystal renders all of Crystal Tokyo's inhabitants functionally immortal, her frequent time traveling further complicates approximation of her age. Chibiusa is 5 years old approximate in physical appearance. In act 20 of the manga, it's stated that she is chronologically 900 years old, which lends credibility to her apparent wisdom and rather serious personality over her teenage biological mother Usagi, her youthful appearance attributed to the fact that her physical body inexplicably halted its natural aging process when she was five. The reason for this is assumed to be caused by having not "awakened" as a Sailor Guardian, which occurred when she first became Sailor Chibi Moon.
The candles on a birthday cake in one memory indicate that she is about five years old when first introduced. By the time of the Dream story arc, she claims to be 902. In Sailor Moon Crystal, it is stated that she is 900 years old, she seems to be the equivalent of a 8 year old when she returns later. In the manga, after the Infinity Dream story arc, its mentioned. Chibiusa's affections come into conflict. Despite being self-aware of the fact that Usagi Tsukino and Mamoru Chiba are her biological parents, she does not identify them as such, instead suspiciously viewing them as strangers who look like them. There is evidence that Chibiusa has a hard time identifying Usagi and Mamoru as being her parents since she sees such a sharp contrast in personality between their present and future selves. However, it is worth mentioning their forms King Endymion and Neo Queen Serenity are far in the future, leaving enough time to mature, she reacts differently toward Usagi and Mamoru than she does towards King Endymion and Neo-Queen Serenity, being more respectful to the latter but more spontaneous to the former.
However, she always calls her teenage father Mamoru as Mamo-chan, an affectionate nickname by Usagi, has an innocent crush on him, much to Usagi's fury. In the anime, she picks on Usagi for being clumsy more. In the Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie, she describes Usagi as "a klutz, a ditz, a crybaby; the two bicker behaving more like sisters than mother and daughter. At times, a mother and daughter relationship is established between the two, shown in various everyday actions such as Usagi holding Chibiusa's hand to cross the street, etc. In Sailor Moon Crystal, Usagi talks to Chibiusa as in a mix of sister fashion. Before Usagi's discovery of Chibiusa's real identity, Chibiusa was kept under surveillance by Usagi- believing that Chibiusa may be an enemy. Throughout the progression of the Black Moon Arc, Usagi comes to understand Chibiusa's motives and reasons for her actions- until her feelings towards Chibiusa is replaced from anguish and jealousy, to love and sympathy. A contrast in the beginning and end of Sailor Moon Crystal's Black Moon Arc is shown, in which Usagi expresses her rage upon Chibiusa's arrival, whilst in the latter as the season ends Usagi is shown to be tearfully enjoying Chibiusa's return.
Chibiusa started out awkward, she became popular with her classmates. In the manga, she once became president of her class, her initial shyness could be attributed to the fact that she was teased in the 30th-century for not having any Soldier powers. As the man
A unisex name is a given name that can be used by a person regardless of their sex. Unisex names are common in the English speaking world in the United States. By contrast, some countries have laws preventing unisex names, requiring parents to give their children sex-specific names. In other countries, unisex names are sometimes avoided for social reasons such as potential discrimination and psychological abuse. Names may have different gender connotations from country to language to language. For example, the Italian male name Andrea is understood as a female name in many languages, such as English, Hungarian and Spanish. Parents may name their child in honor of a person of another sex, which – if done – can result in the name becoming unisex. For example, Christians Catholics, may give a child a second/middle name of the opposite sex, e.g. name a son Marie or Maria in honor of the Virgin Mary or Anne for Saint Anne. This practice is rare in English-speaking countries; some masculine and feminine names are homophones, pronounced the same for both sexes but spelled differently.
For example and Eve and Artemus and Artemis. These names are not unisex names. Unisex names can be used as a source of humor, such as Julia Sweeney's sexually ambiguous character "Pat" on Saturday Night Live. A running joke on the TV show Scrubs is that every woman J. D. sleeps with has a unisex name: Jordan, Danni, Jamie, etc. The sex of the baby Jamie in Malcolm in the Middle was purposely kept ambiguous when first introduced at the end of the show's fourth season to build suspense. In Gilmore Girls, Rory is bothered by the discovery that her boyfriend Logan's workmate Bobby, is female. Rory had assumed Bobby was male and it is only upon their first meeting that Rory discovers Bobby's gender; the name "Rory" was a male name until Gilmore Girls reached popularity, at which point the name reached rough gender parity. In Japanese dramas and manga, a unisex name may be given to an androgynous or gender-bending character as part of a plot twist to aid in presenting the character as one sex when they are another.
In mystery fiction, unisex names have been used to tease readers into trying to solve the mystery of a character's sex. The novels of Sarah Caudwell feature a narrator named Hilary Tamar, a law professor, never identified as either male or female. Unisex names of African origin include: Armani Ashanti Ivory Jaylen Jaylin Lashawn Alemayehu Berhane Businge Desta Imani Lishan Makena Amahle Andile Bandile Buhle Chifundo Chimwemwe Dalitso Farai Kagiso Neo Thando Tsholofelo Thapelo Refilwe Lerato Lesego Thabang Thembeka Botshelo Bohlale Lethabo Tumelo Tshiamo Onthatile Onalerona Shona, a Bantu group in Zimbabwe, have unisex names which may indicate the circumstances of the baby or the family during the time of the birth. All Shona names have a meaning, some celebrate virtue or worship God. Popular unisex names in the Shona ethnic groupare: Akatendeka Anenyasha Anesu Chipo Farai Kudzai Nyasha Rufaro Shingirayi Tendai Tafadzwa Tanaka Tatenda Vimbai Abimbola Ade Anan Ayo Chi Chidi Chike Dayo Efe Folami Kayin Udo Tolu Chinese given names are based on Chinese characters.
Some characters are specially given to males. Below are examples of unisex Chinese given names. 洋 睿 喜 Many of the modern Hebrew names have become unisex, that suitable for both girls. Some popular examples are: Many Indian names become unisex when written with Latin characters because of the limitations of transliteration; the spellings Chandra and Krishna, for example, are transliterations of both the masculine and feminine versions of those names. In Indian languages, the final a in each of these names are different letters with different pronunciations, so there is no ambiguity. However, when they are seen by someone unfamiliar with Indian languages, they become sexually ambiguous. Other Indian names, such as Ananda, are or nearly masculine in India, but because of their a ending, are assumed to be feminine in Anglophone societies. Many unisex names in India are ridiculed. For instance Nehal, Snehal, Niral and Anmol are used to name baby boys or girls in western states of India such as Gujarat.
Names like Kajal, Viral, Deepal, Mrinal, Shakti, Kiran, Ashwini, Malhar, Umang and Anupam are very common sex-neutral names or unisex names in India. Most Punjabi Sikh first names such as "Sandeep, Kuldeep, Mandeep", "Surjeet, Kuljeet, Manjeet", "Harpreet, Jaspreet, Manpreet", "Prabhjot, Gurjot, Jasjot" and "Sukhjinder, Jasbinder, Kulvinder, Ranjodh, Hardeep, Sukhdeep, Encarl, Rajan" are unisex names and commonly given to either sex. Names derived from Dari Persian and Arabic, but not used among native speakers of those languages, are common among South Asian Muslims. Since Persian does not assign genders to inanimate nouns, some of these names are gender-neutral, for example Roshan and Insaaf. Cahya, Cahaya Dian Eka, Eko Mega Rizki, Rizqi Tirta Tri Despite there being only a small number of Japanese unisex
Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south; the kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", it is called the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands; the four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area and are referred to as home islands. The country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions, with Hokkaido being the northernmost prefecture and Okinawa being the southernmost one; the population of 127 million is the world's tenth largest. 90.7 % of people live in cities. About 13.8 million people live in the capital of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world with over 38 million people. Archaeological research indicates; the first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD.
Influence from other regions China, followed by periods of isolation from Western Europe, has characterized Japan's history. From the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shōguns who ruled in the name of the Emperor. Japan entered into a long period of isolation in the early 17th century, ended in 1853 when a United States fleet pressured Japan to open to the West. After nearly two decades of internal conflict and insurrection, the Imperial Court regained its political power in 1868 through the help of several clans from Chōshū and Satsuma – and the Empire of Japan was established. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, victories in the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and World War I allowed Japan to expand its empire during a period of increasing militarism; the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937 expanded into part of World War II in 1941, which came to an end in 1945 following the Japanese surrender. Since adopting its revised constitution on May 3, 1947, during the occupation led by SCAP, the sovereign state of Japan has maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with an Emperor and an elected legislature called the National Diet.
Japan is a member of the ASEAN Plus mechanism, UN, the OECD, the G7, the G8, the G20, is considered a great power. Its economy is the world's third-largest by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by purchasing power parity, it is the world's fourth-largest exporter and fourth-largest importer. Japan benefits from a skilled and educated workforce. Although it has renounced its right to declare war, Japan maintains a modern military with the world's eighth-largest military budget, used for self-defense and peacekeeping roles. Japan is a developed country with a high standard of living and Human Development Index, its population enjoys the highest life expectancy and third lowest infant mortality rate in the world, but is experiencing issues due to an aging population and low birthrate. Japan is renowned for its historical and extensive cinema, influential music industry, video gaming, rich cuisine and its major contributions to science and modern technology; the Japanese word for Japan is 日本, pronounced Nihon or Nippon and means "the origin of the sun".
The character nichi means "sun" or "day". The compound therefore means "origin of the sun" and is the source of the popular Western epithet "Land of the Rising Sun"; the earliest record of the name Nihon appears in the Chinese historical records of the Tang dynasty, the Old Book of Tang. At the end of the seventh century, a delegation from Japan requested that Nihon be used as the name of their country; this name may have its origin in a letter sent in 607 and recorded in the official history of the Sui dynasty. Prince Shōtoku, the Regent of Japan, sent a mission to China with a letter in which he called himself "the Emperor of the Land where the Sun rises"; the message said: "Here, I, the emperor of the country where the sun rises, send a letter to the emperor of the country where the sun sets. How are you". Prior to the adoption of Nihon, other terms such as Yamato and Wakoku were used; the term Wa is a homophone of Wo 倭, used by the Chinese as a designation for the Japanese as early as the third century Three Kingdoms period.
Another form of Wa, Wei in Chinese) was used for an early state in Japan called Nakoku during the Han dynasty. However, the Japanese disliked some connotation of Wa 倭, it was therefore replaced with the substitute character Wa, meaning "togetherness, harmony"; the English word Japan derives from the historical Chinese pronunciation of 日本. The Old Mandarin or early Wu Chinese pronunciation of Japan was recorded by Marco Polo as Cipangu. In modern Shanghainese, a Wu dialect, the pronunciation of characters 日本; the old Malay word for Japan, Japun or Japang, was borrowed from a southern coastal Chinese dialect Fukienese or Ningpo – and this Malay word was encountered by Portuguese traders in Southeast Asia in the 16th century. These Early Portuguese traders brought the word