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Biwa

(bē`wä), lake, c.40 mi (60 km) long and from 2 to 12 mi (3.2–19 km) wide, Shiga prefecture, S Honshu, Japan. The lake, shaped like the biwa, a musical instrument, is the largest in Japan and is a popular scenic resort. It abounds in fish, harbors a pearl culture industry, and is famous in Japanese legends. Canals from the lake to Kyoto provide water supply and a transportation route.
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The town of Hassaka in Hikone on the eastern shore of Lake Biwa was the scene of major flooding a number of times over the years dating as far back as more than a century ago.
In 1981, fry from Lake Biwa accounted for 71% of all ayu fry grown in Japan for release into other rivers, but the share fell to 42% in 2000 after rumors from around 1990 that Lake Biwa fry easily catch cold water disease and often disappear soon after the rivers are stocked.
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There's also a bluegill-shape South, named for South Lake Biwa where bluegills abound.
mAb BIWA 1, which was initially called VFF18, was generated by immunization of mice with recombinant CD44v3-v10 protein [5].
Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in Japan and is located in the west-central region of the country.
This is further exemplified by the Lake Biwa basin in the interior of southwestern Japan, which is generally underlain by Triassic and Jurassic sandstone and shale, and Cretaceous granite and rhyolite units.
In November 2013, Unio douglasiae biwae, an endemic species of Lake Biwa, was sampled at the east coast of the largest lake in Japan (35[degrees] 21' 45.31" N 136[degrees] 16' 16.01" E).
The Tale of Heike was accompanied by the biwa (lute), and blind minstrel priests were the main keepers of the tradition.
In this paper, based on the researches of Richardson and Biwa, one theoretical solution for one-dimensional nonlinear wave propagation in a system composed of a multicrack-included interface separating two semi-infinite elastic media is derived, from which the acoustic nonlinearity caused by the tension and compression elastic asymmetry is clearly shown.
Her studio, where our interview will take place, is flooded with light from encircling windows, with views that spill out across the great expanse of Lake Biwa before sweeping over brilliant green rice fields and upward to steeply forested mountains.
Project planning began in October 2013, when Shiga Prefecture was publicly seeking companies to construct a solar power plant on underutilized land on Yabasekihanto Island, located on Lake Biwa. Shiga Prefecture, Kyocera and Kyocera TCL Solar concluded basic agreements in December 2013 and started construction in October 2014.