A student from the capital of the Country of the Rising Sun hashiyama of Utah for several years studying our language, folklore, life and customs. Our dialogue touches on a religious theme: How the Japanese relate to Islam? Does Japan Muslims whether a mosque? Who erected the first mosque in Tokyo?
Utah, are there many Muslims in the capital of Japan?
According to my observations, in Tokyo, all in Japan, a little Muslims. But with Islam there are a number of quite interesting facts. Your religion on the island for the first time brought the Tatars who immigrated to our country during the revolution. A group of Tatars at that period settled in Tokyo and established his non-profit organization. In 1938 they shared the efforts of the building of the first mosque. In the fifties many of your tribesmen had moved to other countries. Since the building of the mosque was severely dilapidated, in 1985 it had to be dismantled, and 2000, with the assistance of Turkey new building was erected the mosque. Currently, all Muslims living in Tokyo, we gather for worship in this beautiful building.
Tell me, please, what is the attitude of Your countrymen towards Muslims?
The Japanese attitude towards Muslims is normal. I studied Islam, and therefore Continue reading
The history of meat consumption in Japan, Japanese Kobe beef, serves Sukiyaki and shabu-shabu, as well as “Sukiyaki song” in this review.
About the best beef in the world we will talk later, and while the tradition of meat consumption in Japan, the tradition of the story is much more meandering than in Europe, for example.
Developing the topic, the semi-official journal for Japanese abroad «Nipponia” were noted in his review of the history of Japanese food culture:
” the History of Japan includes the many centuries when eating the meatof mammals was forbidden. The first prohibition act was released in 675 g . after little more than a century after the arrival of Buddhism.
In the VII and VIII centuries, when a new ascended the throne, the Emperor issued another Imperial edict prohibits consumption of meat. This was associated with Buddhist beliefs . according to which killing an animal is evil. Re-publication of the edict is explained, most likely, that wasn’t so easy to give up meat. However, by the tenth century it had stopped eating. Continue reading
Studying abroad is a great experience. especially if you are interested in foreign culture and language. And Korea is an awesome place for anyone looking to expand their horizons. If you are thinking about studying in Korea, here are 12 facts that You should expect from Korean universities.
1) among Korean universities is very high competition, especially when it comes to foreign students as they strive to meet international standards. Foreign students are a good source of cash as well as help to improve the image of the University globally. Universities can accept as many foreign students as they want, while the Ministry of education sets quotas for the admission of Korean students.
2) if you want to participate in an exchange program or to graduate from a Korean University, you need to have a good command of Korean language. Most universities require a certificate of TOPIK (test of proficiency in Korean) level 3 – 4 level and above.
3) approximately 25-30% of your lectures will be taught in English, but Korean professors, the level of English which may not be very good. Thus, knowledge of Korean and here you will find useful when you contact any of the classmates to help you.
4) comparable to the cheapest tuition and accommodation, especially for those who come from the USA. Continue reading