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Showa

 

a scientific station that is the field base for Japanese antarctic research in Eastern Antarctica. It is located near the eastern part of the coast of Queen Maud Land, on the offshore island of East Ongul in Lützow-Holm Bay, and its coordinates are 69°00’ S lat. and 39°35’ E long. The station was set up in February 1957. It was not used in 1958 and from 1962 to 1965 but has been in continuous operation since February 1966.

The 30-man staff is changed annually. Scientific observations are carried out at the station in such fields as geophysics, gla-ciology, oceanography, and biology, and rockets for geophysical research are launched there. Supplies are delivered by icebreaker, which is unloaded by helicopters.


Showa

 

the official name for the period of rule of the Emperor Hirohito of Japan, who ascended the throne in 1926.

References in classic literature ?
I showa you how to washa da wools,' an' he shows me, too.
Akiyama Yoshinori, "Yami ressha ni jokyaku no shaberi o hirou (Collecting the Chatter on the Black Market Train), Shukan Asahi, April 6-13, 1947, reprinted in Asahi Shimbunhen (ed), Shukan Asahi no showashi: Jihen, jimbutsu, seso" (The Showa History of the Shukan Asahi: Events, People, Society), vol 2.
Ibota Toshimichi, "Maruko - marutei - marukyo: bukka o kyosei kugitsuke" (Official Seals, Official Stops, Official Permissions: Tightening Price Controls), in Arisawa Hiromi (ed), Showa keizaishi (Showa Economic History), (Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha, 1976), p.
Ouchi Tsutomu, "Shokuryo sosan (Increasing Production), in Arisawa (ed), Showa keizaishi, pp.
Maeda Yasuyuki, "Zeitaku wa teki da: Sebiro, kamera, kikinzoku" (Luxury is the Enemy: Business Suits, Cameras, Jewellery), in Arisawa (ed), Showa keizaishi, pp.
Moonlight Marketing), in Arisawa (ed), Showa keizaishi, p.
Maeda, "Zeitaku wa teki da," in Arisawa (ed) Showa Keizaishi, p.
Asahi Shimbunhen, Shukan Asahi no Showashi: Jihen, jimbutsu, seso" (The Showa History of the Weekly Asahi: Events, People, Society), vol 1, "Showa junendai" (The Showa Tens [1935-1944]), (Asahi Shimbunsha, 1989), p.
Takano Rokuro, "Kokumin fukuso hyohanki" (Judging the Popularity of the National Uniform), Asahi Shukan, November 17, 1940, reproduced in Asahi Shimbunhen, Shukan Asahi no showashi: Jihen, jimbutsu, seso," vol 1, Showa junendai, p.
Nakamura Takafusa, "Senji kinyu" (Wartime Finances), in Arisawa (ed) Showa keizaishi, p.
Uchino Tatsuro, "Infure to shokuryo kiki" (Inflation and the Food Crisis), in Arisawa (ed), Showa keizaishi, p.
Yomiuri Hochi, December 22, 1945, and Kazoku Sogo Kenkyukai (ed), Showa kazokushi nenpyo (A Chronology of Showa Family History), (Kawaide Shobo Shinsha, 1990), p.