Some people have absolutely no sense of irony. How to whitewash a corrupt authoritarian regime under the guise of an information campaign, and then complain that you were deceived and bribed the officials of this regime?
But, it seems, and makes through his site the man behind Newswire Central Asia – until recently a deft processinstances “information service” with headquarters in Washington.
Without naming any names, except the owner of the resource, Thomas Cromwell (Thomas Cromwell), the portal Universal Newswires (referred to the month of August this year, Central Asia Newswire) report that their lucrative contract with the Kazakhstan government on an information campaign was this year caught a former associate of Cromwell, which broke away to open new office in Cyprus. In a long editorial article transparently implied that the ex-partner was able to do such a thing, giving a pullback to the Kazakhstan high-ranking officials.
After reading this dark story and I want to ask the question: “what else did you expect?” But this story also throws a little more dirt in the chronicle, which tells Continue reading
1. A brief historical background
2. The Japanese tradition
3. Kinds of culture and art of Japan
4. Cultural attractions of Japan
Japanese culture is a unique phenomenon not only in the context of global culture, but also in some other Eastern cultures. It has continually evolved since X – XI centuries. C XVII until mid XIX century, Japan was practically closed to foreigners (only communication was maintained with the Netherlands and China). In this period of isolation Japan experienced creative development of national identity. And when after several centuries before the world finally revealed the rich traditional culture of Japan, she had a strong influence on the subsequent development of European painting, theatre and literature.
1. A brief historical background
First, I’d like to tell you a bit about Japanese history, because I think that history and culture are closely connected with each other, and that in many ways, the story defines the culture of the country. So, the Japanese archipelago took present form 10,000 years ago. Next 8 000 years lasted Jomon era, when we lived a primitive hunter-gatherers. He eventually Continue reading
Virtually unchanged since the middle ages preserved traditional Japanese costume, national interior, literary Japanese tea ceremony, theatre “Kabuki”, “but” and “Bunraku” and many other equally peculiar traditions. And all this – surrounded by ultra-modern technological civilization!
There is a great importance tableware, table setting and decoration of dishes. Before the meal taken to wipe his face and hands with a special hot towel ” osibori “. Each dish is served in specially designed crockery for him and takes a strictly defined place on the table, each person is allocated an individual table. Courses no, the entire order (except tea) exhibit on the table at once, but is accompanied by adaptations to heat (chafing dish, spirit lamp) or combination dishes (separate gravy boat kits with spices, etc.). Tableware and serving items are strictly divided into “male” and “female”.
The Japanese carefully and lovingly refer to nature, admire the natural beauty of the landscape, weather, flowers or sea. Numerous ceremonies contemplation of flowering trees, the full moon or the autumn colors are integral elements of society.
The number of traditions and rituals that are required or recommended for compliance, is huge. Almost all spheres of life Continue reading