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
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
Tradition – this is an important part of life of every family, they bind parents and children together. Every family has its own traditions that fill everyday life in a special sense, a pleasant and joyful emotions and memories. Sometimes we intentionally create traditions and rituals, drawing on religious and cultural traditions of our country, but also influenced by the popular traditions of other countries. Basically, family traditions from different countries very close by meaning and ideas, but different in implementation.
Here are some interesting family traditions from different countries:
In every family there comes a time when the child gets older and needs to say goodbye to childish habits. To say “goodbye” nipple for baby sometimes a difficult task. Parents around the world have little secrets, how to help children refuse pacifiers.
A very curious tradition exists in Denmark. In children’s parks have special trees on which the child can hang their pacifier and, thus, to say good-bye. Imagine how amusing and unusual, look the trees are decorated with colorful garlands of the nipple.
I think it’s a great idea you can implement without any hassle. Select baby magic tree, which will show off your nipple as a symbol of the first step into the adult Continue reading
The culture of any people is revealed in his kitchen. After all, food is, perhaps, the first thing that appears in any society, is transformed over time, acquiring features characteristic of each stage of the development of the nation.
Korean cuisine is no exception. Probably the best-known Korean dish can be called kimchi – Korean pickled cabbage. Without him is unthinkable, no Korean meal. It fully reflects the theme of Korean food: “acute and tasty”. The oldest mention of this dish belong to the I Millennium BC since then, kimchi has not come out of the Korean diet.
Today in Korea holds an annual kimchi festival, which features over 170 varieties of this product differ in the amount of ingredients and the manufacturing region. There are several museums dedicated to him. The collective culture of Korea at the cooking kimchi is on the list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO.
In addition to kimchi, Korean cuisine is replete with various dishes of vegetables, meat, fish and, of course, rice. Due to the large amount of pepper it may seem that Korean cuisine exclusively red, but this is not so. Following the principles of Taoism and Confucianism, Korean dishes combine the five basic colors – red, white, black, green, yellow. It is their harmonious combination and makes Korean dishes Continue reading
The Communist state television North Korea showed the footage twice, which recently took on the powers of the President of the national young leader Kim Jong-UN is pictured next to an unknown young woman.
About the personal life of Kim Jong-UN, the illegitimate son of the former North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il and grandson of North Korea’s founder Kim Il-Sung, is not known, so this news caught the attention of journalists and political scientists.
New North Korean leader appeared in the company of a young woman at the ceremony in memory of the founder of the DPRK Kim Il Sung, who died 18 years ago. The ceremony was held in the memorial Palace of Kumsusan, where lies the embalmed body of the author’s “teachings of Juche”. State television showed footage of Kim Jong UN and his companion aged 20-30 years together bow before the portrait of Kim Il Sung. This same woman dressed in a simple black suit, sat next to Kim Jong-UN during a concert of the State Symphony orchestra of the DPRK on 6 July.
Many South Korean media believe that it is the younger sister of Kim Jong UN – Kim Ye Chan, which, according Continue reading