Area . 377,835 sq. km.
Population . 127,214,499 people.
Capital . Tokyo/Tokio
Nationality . the Japanese – 99% other – 1%
Languages . Japanese (official)
Religion . Christians 0.7%, and Buddhist 84%, other 15.3 per
Mode . monarchy
Post . the Emperor is Emperor Akihito, Prime Minister, Koizumi Juichiro
GDP . 3,55 trillion
The GDP per capita . 28,000
The annual growth rate . -0,3%
Inflation . -0,9%
Production . food industry, mechanical industry, electronic industry, R & d, metallurgy, light industry, chemical industry
Trading partners . USA, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong
Nearby country . Russia, China, South Korea, North Korea
Currency . Japanese yen
Customs and regulations . Customs regulations of Japan governing the importation and exportation of goods and products is almost no different from the rules of certain legislative norms of other countries. Upon entry to Japan, foreign nationals fill in immigration card that you want to keep up to date of departure from the country. Duty free allowances 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars; three bottles of liquor, 0,5 l (0.7 Continue reading
The mountain trout festival in Hwacheon province
In South Korea, every year in November begins the holiday mountain trout. Tens of thousands of ice fishing enthusiasts from across the country gather in the Hwacheon province to try his luck on the ice of lake Paroho. The highlight of the festival are competitions on catching fish in the icy water with his bare hands.
17 February 2016
Korean holiday Taborem
Taborem holiday (Full moon festival) is celebrated on 15 th day of the 1st lunar month. Convol Aborym — holiday, traditionally celebrated by the whole village, on this day people wish each other to have passed their troubles and misfortunes in the New year, and that a year has passed in abundance.
Festival of the sea in Busan
The sea festival in Busan is held on all the beaches of this city, including Haeundae beach, guanganli beach and many others. This festival is the largest in Korea; during this festival in Busan also hosts many other small and big festivals.
Residents of South Korea with great respect to holidays and celebrate them with colorful and noisy. The world-this country is famous for its festivals, and spectator become participant Continue reading
And it starts with the fact that Japan formally ends the winter. Formally, because in the cold, February 3, the country celebrated the Setsubun festival. the end of winter according to the lunar calendar. Only the inquiring mind will discover in this cold day in Japan, the signs of spring. But nevertheless on this day, according to tradition, whose roots are lost in antiquity, it is customary to buy roasted beans and throw them home, saying: “They WA Soto, fuku WA uchi!” — “Devils out, happiness in!” The same ceremonies are held in temples with great concourse of people; it is believed that whoever catches keep spilling the beans, be sure to catch it soon and good luck. According to ancient legend, 3rd February, each person must eat as many soybeans as their age. However, now children just before the February spring festival often eat are not real beans, and candy in the form of beans. considered to be worse than their “ancestors” are used to protect against every kind of evil. The second wave long-awaited but unseen until spring rolls in Japan with the blooming ume — plums, which the trees in the Tokyo area bloom by mid-February, despite the continuing cold and snow lying everywhere:
And here is the first real spring day: it’s a girls holiday Continue reading