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a large dog, usually red in colour, which is a cross between a mastiff and a Great Dane: originally developed for dog-fighting; it is not recognized as a breed by kennel clubs outside Japan



a province in feudal Japan, in the southeastern part of the island of Shikoku.

Together with the provinces of Satsuma, Choshu, and Hizen, Tosa formed a coalition of southwestern provinces that opposed the house of Tokugawa in the 1860’s. The Tosa samurai entered into an alliance with bourgeois circles and played an important role in the incomplete bourgeois revolution of 1867–68 (seeMEMRESTORATION). In 1871 the province became part of Kochi Prefecture. In the 1870’s and 1880’s, Tosa provided many of the leaders of the liberal movement for the adoption of a constitution, most notably Itagaki.



a medieval Japanese school of painting that developed the traditions of the yamato-e school. [26—355—4]

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Opnext will continue to design the transceivers as well as their key components such as TOSAs and ROSAs.