Yamato () is an ancient name of Japan. The term was semantically extended to mean “Japan” or “Japanese” in general. As such, the
Ryukyuanssometimes use this name in contrasting mainland Japan with Okinawa Prefecture, and in the Okinawan language, Yamato is called "Yamatu". The term is thus a name for many things, and due to these, it is occasionally a point of contention.
Yamato people, the dominant ethnic group of Japan
Yamato period, which is the period of Japanese history when the Japanese Imperial court ruled from Yamato Province
Yamato-damashii, the nationalistic "Japanese spirit"
Yamato Nadeshiko, The ideology of the perfect Japanese woman, used as propaganda in World War II.
Yamato Takeru, a legendary Japanese prince of the Yamato dynasty
Yamato-e, classical Japanese painting
Yamato 1, the first working prototype of a ship with a magnetohydrodynamic drive
Imperial Japanese Navy
* "Yamato" class battleship, the largest naval vessel of World War II and the largest, heaviest battleship ever constructed.
** Japanese battleship "Yamato", nameship of the aforementioned class, named after the Yamato Province
corvetteof the "Katsuragi" class, launched in 1885 and sunk on September 18, 1945[http://homepage2.nifty.com/nishidah/e/stc0615.htm]
Yamato Province, a former province of Japan that covered the part of Honshu that is present-day Nara Prefecture
Yamato, Kanagawa, a city in Kanagawa Prefecture
Yamato, Fukuoka, a town in Fukuoka Prefecture
Yamato, Fukushima, a town in Fukushima Prefecture
Yamato, Saga, a town in Saga Prefecture
Yamato, Kumamoto, a town in Kumamoto Prefecture
Yamato, Ibaraki, a village in Ibaraki Prefecture
Yamato, Kagoshima, a village in Kagoshima Prefecture
Yamato, Yamanashi, a village in Yamanashi Prefecture
Yamato, Gifu, a former town in Gifu Prefecture, which on 1 March 2004 became a part of Gujo City, Japan
Yamato, Niigata, a former town in Niigata, Japan, which on 1 November 2004 merged with the town of Muika, Japan forming the city of Minamiuonuma, Japan
Yamato, Yamaguchi, a former town in Yamaguchi Prefecture, which on 4 October 2004 merged into Hikari, Japan
* Yamato Town (as it was named upon its establishment in 1943), which changed its name to
Wako, Saitamaon 31 October 1970
* Yamato Village (as it was named upon its establishment on 1 November 1919), which changed its name to
Higashi-yamato, Tokyoon 1 October 1970
Yamato (movement), a western Japanese independence movement [an article at Wikinfo: [http://www.wikinfo.org/index.php/Yamato Yamato] ]
United States geography
Yamato Colony, California, a Japanese-American agricultural community in California
Yamato Colony, Florida, a Japanese farm settlement in South Florida in the first half of the twentieth century
Yamato Colony, Texas, a Japanese-American owned sugar cane plantation in Texas
Yamato Transport, Japan's largest door-to-door delivery service company
* Yamato Motor Co. Ltd., the producer of boats and motors for
Yamato Life Insurance Company
Wadaiko Yamato, a Japanese musical group which performs Taiko music
* USS "Yamato" (NCC-71807), a Galaxy Class starship in the Star Trek fictional universe which was a sister ship of the USS "Enterprise"
Otoko-tachi no Yamato", a 2005 Japanese World War II film about the "Yamato" Japanese battleship
* Yamato Man, A Robot Master from the video game "Mega Man VI"
* Yamato Cannon, a powerful weapon of Terran Battlecruisers in the popular PC game, "
* The katana of Vergil, a character from the "
Devil May Cry" series of video games
* The name of a legendary ark in "
military science fictionnovels by Ken Kato, both set in the 24th Century: ; and . Both were written during the early-to-mid-1990's; the paperback versions of each were published in a pair of separate installments, while the hardcover versions were published in a single installment.
* Yamato, one of the Alliance Fleet ships that carried the squadron "Ronin" and later "Tigers" on the PC and
Dreamcasttitle " StarLancer"
Anime and Manga
Space Battleship Yamato", a Japanese science fiction anime series created by Leiji Matsumotoand the name of its eponymous space craft; called " Star Blazers" in the West
Kira Yamato, the protagonist of the television anime series " Mobile Suit Gundam SEED" and an important character in " Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny"
* Minazuki Yamato, a character in the manga "
Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne"
Yamato Delgado("Daiwa" in the Japanese version), the main character in the "Battle B-Daman" anime and manga series
Yamato Ishida("Matt" in the English dub), a fictional character in the anime and manga series Digimon Adventureand Digimon Adventure 02
* Yamato, a fictional character in the manga and anime
* Yamato Akitsuki, a fictional character in manga/anime "Suzuka"
Waki Yamato, a manga author
Yamato Kotobuki, a fictional character in the anime/manga " Super Gals!"
Shiroi Senshi Yamato(Yamato, the White Fighter)", a manga by Yoshihiro Takahashi
* Yamato, a big battleship headed by
Isoroku Yamamotoin the anime Zipang (the anime's depiction of the real battleship).
* Takeru Yamato is the real Eyeshield 21 in the " same called manga/anime".
Yamato shrimp, an invertebratefrequently used in the planted freshwater aquarium, known for eating algae
name = Yamato
pronunciation = Yamato
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Yamato Gō, a former sumowrestler from Hawaii
Yūga Yamato, the current top star of Takarazuka Revue
Yamato Manwa, a composer of koto music
*YAMATO, the ring name of Japanese professional wrestler
Yamato, Ganeko, a singer of the band ORANGE RANGE[an article at the Asian pop wiki Wiki.ThePPN: [http://wiki.theppn.org/YAMATO YAMATO] ]
Yamato is usually written as "大和", but these two characters can also be read as "Daiwa" or "Taiwa."
Yamato may erroneously refer to:
Daiwa, Hiroshima, a former town in Hiroshima Prefecture, which on 22 March 2005 merged with two other towns to form the city of Mihara, Japan
Daiwa, Shimane, a former village in Shimane Prefecture, which on 1 October 2004 merged with Ochi, Shimane to form the town of Misato, Japan
Taiwa, Miyagi, a town in Miyagi Prefecture
* Daiwa Bank, now a part of
Resona Holdings, Inc., which was part of a bond scandal in 1995
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