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Country in Southeast Asia

The unitary form of the territorial device

With the form of government – constitutional monarchy

The capital Tokyo was founded in the mid 15th century.

GDP (million US $) 3150000 (2000)

Population (thousand) 127096

The official language is Japanese

Monetary unit — yen

Japan is a chain of Islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, architect. Ruku etc. all about 4 thousand. by the Pacific ocean, Japan, Okhotsk and East China seas.

Japan is a chain of Islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, architect. Ruku etc. all about 4 thousand. by the Pacific ocean, Japan, Okhotsk and East China seas.

The relief is predominantly mountainous. Numerous active and extinct volcanoes, including the highest point of Japan is mount Fuji (on O. Honshu, 3776 m). Frequent earthquakes. The Pacific coast is exposed to tsunami.

The ethnic composition is almost homogenous – 99% of the population are Japanese. The population of 127 million Continue reading

Japan: the country, people, tradition

The country is a mystery. Far from the East of Europe there is a country that holds many mysteries. It’s Japan. No one really can answer, where did its people, had its myths, as was its ancient traditions and why they are so sacred to this day. silkworms. They hunted and did fishing.

Haniwa depicting

man. III–VI centuries.

Japan is a country consisting of Islands. Closest to Asia – Kyushu, up to 200 kilometers. In ancient times there was only accessible by ship. With him it and began the settlement of the Islands by the people of Mongoloid origin. People settled in small groups, mainly on the coast and along rivers. Most lived in simple shelters, even the rulers dwelt in thatched houses, where the posts and beams were fastened with ropes of vines. The main food was rice, which were able to produce vodka and sake. The Japanese knew spinning and weaving, growing mulberry trees for cultivation

The largest island of Japan, Honshu. Since the beginning of our era, it gradually settled by immigrants of Korea and then China. They really enjoyed the mild climate of plains, abundance of flowers and trees, the fertility of the soil. They brought with them new skills, tools, crops, jewelry, writing. Gradually, more and less ancient settlers on the island mixed into one nation.

The ancient religion of the Japanese. The ancient Japanese Continue reading

8 facts about North Korea.

Usually the media in North Korea is presented as a completely isolated country that is willing to destroy anything and everything in their own power ambitions. Maybe some truth in all of this is, but still North Korea is more than just an isolated little world.

Marijuana/hemp is not prohibited

In fact, in North Korea, marijuana is not considered a drug, it can even be transported by stacks, smoke, there is no one word to say. Many local smoke cannabis regularly. By the way, hard drugs are forbidden in North Korea under penalty of death.

If North Korea could easily get rushed there would be hundreds of thousands of lovers of Smoking “grass”.

Six American soldiers defected to the North Korea in 1962 and still live there

Yes, not only the northerners run across on the party of southerners, but in North Korea passed enemy soldiers. So, back in the 60’s in North Korea left six U.S. military. Some threw in the homeland relatives and friends.

Six Americans now live in North Korea together, participating in various awareness programmes Koreans. The interesting thing is that in 1966, four soldiers wanted to leave North Korea and tried to appeal to the Soviet Embassy. But nothing happened, the Embassy Continue reading

National food of Japan
National cuisine of Japan, many specialists and chefs, is recognized as the benchmark of a healthy diet. All dishes can be described in three words — unusual, beautiful and delicious.…

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Tea culture of Japan
Ah became famous in Japan in the VIII century. The custom of drinking tea, like many others, came to Japan from China in the course of borrowing a rich continental…

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Holidays Japan
Asmacure - the most ancient holiday in the world. For 1,200 years it has not changed. The festival is held annually on 15 may in Japan's ancient capital Kyoto. By…

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