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Seven myths about Japan.

The first myth. Japan is a small country.

Many of us somehow believe that Japan is a small country. But it’s looking to compare. If with Russia, it’s really small, but if other countries, so definitely not tell. Japan (377 thousand sq. km.) more than, for example, the territory of the United Germany. and almost equal to Italy. At the same time, Japan’s population (125 million people) is not much less than the population of Russia.

The second myth. The Japanese are all workaholics.

The Japanese decided to attribute an incredible capacity for work. In fact, although they work a lot and well, their zeal can hardly be called workaholism. In recent years (crisis for Japan) has increased the number of those employed part-and get an hourly salary. Overtime in this case, it was no passion, and the desire to earn additional income.

The little Japanese.

The third myth. The Japanese are cold and unfeeling.

The reason of high life expectancy of Japanese people should look for something else. The inhabitants of the land of the rising sun – the heaviest-Smoking nation among advanced countries. Not least among these countries, Japan is the consumption of alcohol. Religion and beliefs, which currently adhere to the Japanese do not forbid to enjoy. Continue reading

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 the fastest home Internet in the world. According to the company, the new Nuro service is now available in Tokyo and six surrounding prefectures. It is aimed at home users, small business and restaurants.

The use of Nuro will cost users in the local 4980 yen per month (51 per dollar) when signing a 2-year contract. The company also reports that ensures the download speed up to 2 Gbit/sec, but upload speed will not exceed 1 Gbps.

The company said that along with the contract the user receives a special optical receiver that enables to work with such high Internet speeds. Specialized optical node connects directly to fiber optic cable and converts the signals from optical to electronic, transferring it to a router or directly into a computer. Note that although the provider is obligated to give the customer a bar at 2 Gbit/sec, almost none of the Internet hosts is not transferring data at that speed, and modern consumer-level routers do not support speeds above 1 Gbit/sec per port.

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Unusual museums of Japan

Visiting these museums will help to make the journey to Sweden more interesting and informative

Experienced travelers know that you can get around all the sights impossible. Take the same Tokyo: it would seem that the world capital, which is devoted to hundreds of guides in many languages and countless sites on the Internet. The flow of tourists from year to year is growing, and more and more of our countrymen can boast of having already visited Japan. But to find something new and different can always.

Let’s start with Tokyo, which houses the paper Museum and Museum of traditional Japanese swords.

The Museum of paper – Park Asukayama, Tokyo

The Park is Asukayama in Tokyo is an interesting Museum dedicated to the history paper. The Museum houses more than 40,000 exhibits and 10,000 books related to the history of paper, which has more than two thousand years. This collection was first presented to the public in the middle of the last century and since then constantly updated with new items. The story of how he originated and developed the manufacture of paper in Japan, to evaluate the importance and uniqueness of paper in modern life. The permanent exhibition presents copies of traditional Japanese paper “washi”, and a selection Continue reading

Traditions of the Japanese people
The observance of traditions – most important trait of the Japanese people. They vividly Express their attitude to life, their abutments and rules, their world. The tradition of the Japanese…

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The Most vivid cultural traditions of Japan
November 03, November 3 in the land of the rising sun is universally celebrated culture Day is one of the major holidays of Japan. Today we will try to tell…

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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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