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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
One of today’s popular tourism destinations are traveling to countries in South-East Asia. Amazing Golden beaches, abundance of sun and beautiful scenery, a huge variety of unusual fruit and kitchen, beautiful Buddhist temples and ancient monuments – all this attracts tourists from all over the world.
Travel to Asia and very popular among tourists of our country. However, we must remember that the customs and worldview of the inhabitants of the countries of South-East Asia are very different from our ideas. It’s wise to familiarize yourself with some of the peculiarities of the mentality and traditions so you don’t accidentally make mistakes that can have a negative impact on your rest and relationships with the locals. So try to remember a few tips that can help you in your journey.
The Chinese often speak very loudly, including in public places. If arriving in a city, you see people speaking very loudly and with a sharp intonations, do not rush to conclusions. Here you can see this quite often, and this does not mean that someone fighting on your eyes.
If you have someone looking at, don’t panic and stop thinking that all is OK with your appearance. Among the Chinese it is considered indecent not to consider strangers, to them it is perfectly acceptable manifestation 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