Referred to by its citizens as Nippon, Japan is a central figure in the news because it is an economic partnership with many countries, including America. Known for its technology manufacturing, Japan employees a large number of American automobile workers. Japan is frequently in the weather news because of its high rate of earthquakes. Japan is a popular topic in sports news because of its baseball and soccer teams. Japan exports its culture, entertainment, and cuisine, and news headlines in other countries. Movies set in Japan that are popular in English-speaking countries include Cowboy Bebop, Godzilla, The Ring, Pokemon, and The Grudge.