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 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
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.
Spouses. Despite the fact that women sometimes earning more than her husband, had acquired Continue reading