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Tourist Information of Korea

The Republic Of Korea.

The name comes from the ethnonym, used in X—XIV centuries.

Capital. Seoul.

Area. 99 274 km².

Population. 47 thousand 904 people.

Flag Of South Korea

Location. South Korea is a country in northeastern Asia that occupies the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. In the North it borders with the Democratic people’s Republic of Korea, the East by the Japan sea, the South and South-East — the Korea Strait, on the West by the Yellow sea. South Korea is also home to several Islands, the largest of which is Cheju island, Cedo and However.

Administrative division. 9 provinces and 5 cities directly under the Central government.

The form of government. Republic.

The head of state. President.

The highest legislative body. Unicameral Parliament (the National Assembly).

The highest Executive body. The Council of state.

Major cities. Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju.

Official language. Korean.

Religion. 47% of Koreans practice Buddhism, 48% Christianity, 3 % — Confucianism.

The ethnic composition. 99.9% of the Koreans.

Currency. Bona = 100 conam.

Climate. The country’s climate is continental, Continue reading

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 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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Center of Oriental medicine Chasen
Center of Oriental medicine Chasen (Jaseng Hospital of Oriental Medicine) – South Korea's largest medical institution for the treatment of diseases of spine and joints by non-surgical methods. The first…

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An Unusual fishing
Today fishing is a skilled occupation that became a separate sport, ideal for outdoor recreation or a favorite hobby, you can talk for hours. Looking at the float, we continue…

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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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