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Japanese Names Of Planets

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Updated 2007-08-07 19:40

Planet Names

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水星すいせい Mercury Closest to the Sun so there is no water 水
金星 きんせい Venus Venus shines in the sky like gold
地球 ちきゅう Earth You are a 地球人
火星 かせい Mars The Martians try to destory earth with fire
木星 もくせい Jupiter Think of the Redwood forest with the huge trees
土星 どせい Saturn Saturn starts with 'Satur' just like Saturday (土曜日)
天王星 てんのうせい Uranus You say 'Your highness' before the king
海王星 かいおうせい Neptune Neptune was the king of the sea (海)
冥王星 めいおうせい Pluto Pluto, the god of the underworld or hades is called 冥界 in Japanese
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