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KEEPING the TRADITION…

We continue in the pages of the magazine “My University” to talk about national-cultural centers of the Khabarovsk territory. PNU is a University, multinational, study in him and are of various nationalities. Today we will talk about Korean youth center “the BARK” (full official name: Khabarovsk regional public organization “national Korean youth cultural center “KORE”, for short HCOO “TNMCC “KORE”).

It’s hard to say, when in Russia appeared first on information about Korea. However, by the end of the XVII century with the expansion of Russian-Chinese ties “Country of Morning Freshness”, i.e. Korea, appeared in the field of view of the Russian public. In the late XVIII and early XIX centuries, the contacts between Russians and Koreans occurred at the level of diplomatic missions in Beijing.

Turning point in the relations between Russia and Korea was the middle of the XIX century when the two States were to have a common border in the lower reaches of the river Tumangan. In 1856 in East Siberia was established seaside area. In 1858 Russia and China signed the Aigun Treaty and 1860 Peking additional Treaty, which recognised Continue reading

Coming of age Celebrations in Japan

Every year on the second Monday of January, Japan celebrates coming of age Day (Seijin no Hi), in 2010 the celebration was on January 11.

It is a public holiday. It is a public holiday.

Coming of age in Japan in 20 years comes. Under Japanese law, from that moment young people have the right to participate in elections, bear full responsibility before the law, they are subject to labour legislation, the right to enter into banking and commercial transactions, to conduct real estate transactions, purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.

It is believed that the first day of age was observed in Japan in the year 714. Then the young Prince, the heir to the throne, on the recommendation of the priests changed the hairstyle and the shape of the garment, noting its entry in the adult age.

Until the mid-nineteenth century boys and girls become adults at different times. In a series of Shinto rites this ceremony was called genpuku, which roughly meant “new hairstyle”. The boy aged 10 to 16 years shaved off the curls over the forehead and tie the remaining hair in a pigtail, ukladyvaya on the crown. It was a hairstyle (eboshi) adult male, samurai. At the same time the boy children changed the name to adult. For girls Continue reading

Tours in Thailand

The ancient name of the Kingdom of Thailand . which sounds like Siam, familiar to many. The country is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and is famous for its beautiful tropical climate, pristine nature, which is wonderfully coexists with modern civilization and ancient monuments. The climate is never very hot, and once selecting a tour to Thailand, you can relax from wordly vanity and to plunge into tranquility.

General information about Thailand

Here peculiar customs, its own religion and very delicious food. The location of Thailand on the Indochina Peninsula means that it is the Indian ocean, the Andaman sea and the Gulf of Thailand . Thailand is called the country of the elephant, as its shape reminiscent of the head of this large animal. The symbol of the Kingdom is a white elephant. The local population is Thais, the Malays, Chinese and others. Practiced in Thailand is Buddhism, and there is an absolute plethora of Buddhist temples.

If you are going to undertake tours to Thailand, think about what you expect from this trip. Because there and a wonderful beach stay all year round and the opportunity to get involved in the meditations, change your lifestyle, improve health, and also have the opportunity to explore local culture Continue reading

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