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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
Once South and North Korea were one country. But one day went their separate ways. Since then, North Korea is visited by only the most intrepid tourists, but South has a reputation for great entertainment, rich neighborhoods and, of course, a well-known song Gangnam Style.
THE CLIMATE AND LOCATION OF SOUTH KOREA
South Korea is located in Asia and on land borders only with North Korea. By sea its nearest neighbors – China and Japan. It is washed by Japanese and Eastern-Chinese seas of the Pacific ocean.
The climate in South Korea monsoon, the summers are hot and humid, and winters relatively cold and dry.
HOW TO GET FROM THE CRIMEA TO SOUTH KOREA
Of course, in such a distant country, such as South Korea, from the Crimea there are no direct flights. Need to get through the city of Russia or the countries of South-East Asia.
VISA REGIME OF SOUTH KOREA
The citizens of Russia and CIS countries for entrance to Republic of Korea from 1 January 2014 do not require a visa, provided that the period of stay does not exceed 60 days, and the purpose of the visit is tourism, visiting friends or relatives, a short business trip or transit.
As for Ukrainian citizens, it is at the entrance to South Korea need a visa. However, Continue reading