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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.
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
Features of the material culture of Koreans vividly reflect the ethnic history of the Korean people, in particular the history of its interaction with neighboring peoples of Eastern Asia, primarily the Chinese. A number of features of the material culture of Koreans on the origin associated with tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia, bring them together with other far Eastern peoples: many aspects of agriculture, particularly rice cultivation, alternating possibility gardening, types of agricultural implements, such as plough and cattle (no milk), poultry and pigs of southern origin, dog meat as food, clothing swing type sweater or Bathrobe and more. All this indicates, undoubtedly, a significant part in the formation of Korean ethnic groups of southern origin, originally associated with the extreme South of China, Indochina and Indonesia. It is possible that the language of these “southern” group were Indonesians, related to certain groups of ancient Yue, who, according to Chinese historians, the Zhou time was reached in the North of modern Shan-Tung. It should also be borne in mind that “southern” elements in the culture of people in Ireland could be considerably strengthened by immigrants from the aforementioned Yin of China, the culture Continue reading
In many countries of our planet there are great parks where you can enjoy beautiful flower arrangements or sculptures, wander through the shady alleys, take a ride on the carousel with the kids or just to throw on the lawn picnic for the whole family. But in South Korea there is a very unusual Park, which is not suitable for families with children, it can be visited only adults who have reached the age of majority, is a Park of love. He became piquant attraction of South Korea.
Another name of this Park, located on the Korean island of Jeju, the “Land of love”. Very romantic name! However, its exhibits tell about the lofty Platonic feelings, but on the spicy side of life: in the Park placed one hundred and fifty explicit erotic sculptures. Park love existed for ten years, during which he gained worldwide fame and became one of the main attractions of South Korea; it was visited by many tourists from all over the world, and in the local youth a popular. But age Koreans, brought up in old traditions, his sculptures are outraged and believe that love Park should be closed.
But sex and eroticism is an important aspect of human life, which attracts all young people. And as you know, demand creates Continue reading