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Tourist Information about Japan

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COUNTRY:

CAPITAL:

Tokyo.

POPULATION:

In Japan there are 126,7 million people (1999), on the main island of Honshu – 101 million on the island of Kyushu – 13.4 million on the island of Shikoku – 4.2 million and on Hokkaido island – 5.7 million people.

Japan’s population is extremely homogeneous in the racial, ethnic, linguistic and religious relations. However there are approx. 600 thousand Koreans, although many of them were born and raised in the Islands, speak Japanese and sometimes Japanese names are. Another minority – this, or burakumin, descendants of the medieval caste, the members of which were engaged in slaughtering, dressing of leather, were the garbage men, clowns and were considered “people of the meanest professions.” Currently, there are about 3 million burakumin.

GEOGRAPHY:

The state total area 377688 sq km, is located in East Asia, located on the 4 large Islands: Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu, Hokkaido, the Ryukyu Islands and more than 4,000 smaller Islands. On the North it is washed by sea of Okhotsk, in the East – the Pacific ocean, on the South by the Pacific ocean and East China sea, on the West by the Korea Strait and the sea of Japan.

Japanese Islands formed at the intersection of several volcanic island arcs surrounding the Pacific coast of Asia. The Northern Continue reading

The Japanese and their weirdness

Everyone knows that the Japanese are very easy people and the authors of the most strange, incredible and crazy ideas. Alas, our mentalities are so different from each other, that most Europeans simply do not understand the creative inventions of the Japanese. But, whatever it was, careless in their blame nobody — their surveys are always high quality. Today, you will see a selection of different amazing strangeness that is inherent in this nation.

1. These videos mind blowing inexperienced Internet users. These acid colors, like music, very typical of Japanese — it can be noticed from the advertising, which falls into the world a trove of videos on this topic. Why tolerate native advertising if the Japanese leaves in the soul a strange and incomprehensible sludge. An example of such work can serve as a promotional video, telling about the delights of candy popular brand.

2. Anime. Even the Japanese cartoons are absolutely outstanding. How you cartoon Mawaru-Penguindru, which talks about how guys lead his sister to the zoo with aquarium, where penguins live, and after visiting places the girl bought a hat with the image of the bird. The girl who was sick, died the same evening, but immediately returns to life with the help of the spirit dwelling in the hat. To save her life we need to find the penguin drum with the support of these three birds of various species. Continue reading

Japanese food and traditional Japanese dishes

FOOD IN JAPAN

In Japan a traveler will never have any problems with eating – the number of different restaurants and eateries in the country just enormous. In most of the cities are available in not only traditional Japanese food but also various types of international cuisine (from French and Italian to Indian and Mexican). The Japanese almost never invite guests to their homes, preferring to communicate or to solve business issues in restaurants and cafes.

At lunch time in Japanese restaurants offer set meals, i.e. a fixed set of dishes, usually consisting of meat or fish, bowls of soup, pickles and rice. The cost of this lunch is about 1000 yen (360 rubles). The names of the dishes on the menu, normally listed only in Japanese, but if necessary, the waiter will help you with the selection and tell what is what.

Average account size in inexpensive Japanese cafe is from 800 to 1200 yen (290-430 rubles) per person; good lunch or dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant will cost around ¥ 4,000 (1,440 rubles). A Cup of coffee at a decent cafe costs 300-400 yen.

Usually after meals give a check, which you need to pay at the counter at the exit café.

The fast food industry in Japan presents restaurants of various networks, both local and international ( McDonald’s . Wendy . Kentucky Fried Chicken, Continue reading

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