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Republic of Korea

In the Korean language South Korea is called Thehonmaru (대한민국 listen   (i ) . 大韓民國. The reduction of the full name, Hanguk ( 한국 ) or in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, the Nam Khan ( 남한 ), is more common. The word Khan refers to the ancient tribal unions Samhan. The word “Korea” comes from the name of the ancient States of Koryo and early Goguryeo. located on the territory of modern South Korea, the DPRK. China and Far East Russia .

The history of South Korea begins with the Soviet-American agreements in the late summer of 1945 about the division of spheres of influence in the Peninsula. Under this agreement the portion of Korea South of the 38th parallel passed under the jurisdiction of the USA, while the North is under the jurisdiction of the Soviet Union.

In the country’s history alternated periods of democratic and authoritarian governance. The civilian governments in the country are numbered from the First Republic of Syngman Rhee to the current Sixth Republic. First Republic. democratic in the beginning, became increasingly autocratic until its end in 1960. The second Republic was based on democratic principles, but was overthrown in less than a year, after which the country has a military government. Third. The fourth and Fifth Republic was nominally considered democratic, but it is believed that they were a continuation Continue reading

Traditions and customs of Koreans

Basically, Koreans living in Russia today, are descendants of Koreans who migrated from the Northern part of Korea to Russia, in search of a better life. This happened, according to the documents, about 1864, although there is evidence that Koreans had settled before this time.

Russia is in General very favourably disposed towards Korean settlers. Seeing the peacefulness and diligence of the Koreans, Russia has not only allowed them to settle and work the land of the Primorsky territory, but also gave them their citizenship. The Koreans, who took Russian citizenship, began to consider it as their Homeland.

What actually makes people and Koreans to identify themselves as such? There are three markers that can be identificati Korean: last name, cuisine and traditions. To feel Korean, to save, first of all, the spirit of the people. And he is in compliance with the traditions, customs and ceremonies of this people. Not careful in their observance, and the preservation of the spirit.

Koreans, brought up on Confucian norms in relation to country, once in Russia, consider these States as their homeland.

Ancestors and parents. The worship of the ancestors of the Koreans changed from honoring ancestors to the fourth knee to the honoring of parents.

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Shopping in Japan.

Japan — a great place for shopping, shopping enthusiasts can find a large variety of quality products, from electronics to authentic pleasant things. The currency in the country is the Japanese yen .

Most stores in Japan are working constantly — including Saturday, Sunday and national holidays. Normal work hours — from 10:00 to 20:00. Large shopping malls close later, private shops can work on their own schedule. Some of the stores are closed on Wednesdays.

In Japan, there are large shopping centers located on several floors over a huge area, with a comfortable temperature, pleasant music, playgrounds, cafes and restaurants. These centers sell various goods: clothing, footwear, accessories, cosmetics and perfumes, electronics, books, products, etc.

In shopping centres (or outside them in the form of individual shops), there are a large number of boutiques of famous brands, some stores even considered the biggest in the world. Prices are comparable to Moscow, but the range is much wider. In addition, in Japan there is a very interesting own brands, for example — Issey Miyake. Hanae Mori. Jun Ashida. Comme Des Garcons etc.

In Japan it is not customary to haggle nor in the markets or in shops.

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Nuro Fiber-optic network
Supported by Sony's Japanese ISP So-net Entertainment began offering today in Japan home access to the Internet at speeds up to 2 Gbit/sec. In So-net say that their offer is…

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Festivals and events in South Korea
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…

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Cold steel Japan
Especially interesting from the point of view of the development and use of bladed weapons is Japan. Enough to throw a timid, shallow look at the history of the Japanese…

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