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JAPAN

Japan has four major Islands – Honshu (3/5 area of the country), Hokkaido, Shikoku and Kyushu and many small Islands extending arc of about 3500 km, from Hokkaido in the northeast to Islands of Ryukyu in the South-West. Japan is separated from the southeastern coast of Russia and East coasts of the DPRK and the Republic of Korea by the sea of Japan, from China – the East China sea. The South-Western extremity of Japan and South East Korea are separated by the Korea Strait with the minimum width of approx. 180 km. North of Japan is Sakhalin island. and to the North-East of the Kuril ridge.

Political structure

Japan is a constitutional monarchy. The Emperor performs certain ceremonial functions (present on the official celebrations, national holidays). Based on the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers he signs official documents prepared by the government, laws, international treaties, convene the Parliament session and dissolves the lower house, sets the date of elections to the Parliament, assures the appointment and dismissal of Ministers and other senior officials confirmed the authority of their ambassadors and receives foreign ambassadors, confirms the Declaration of Amnesty, he confers awards and honorary titles. By decision of the Parliament the Emperor appoints the Prime Minister and the last member of the Cabinet and chief justice of the Supreme court. Legally, the Emperor Continue reading

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

8 of the strangest Christmas traditions around the world

There are hundreds of holiday traditions around the world, many of which You probably never heard of – the giant goat made of hay (Sweden), the witch that brings candy (Italy), the burning pile of dirt (Guatemala). We present You the top 8 most unexpected, strange, surprising and unique Christmas traditions from around the world.

The Christmas log – Catalonia, Spain

Oh my God, look at those little Tio de Nadal (Christmas log)! Yes, it’s a log with legs and a face. and a little red hat, but his name is not Pinocchio (and not even Pinocchio). It may seem like a joke that just caught on in such a tradition, but this tradition comes from an old Catalan mythology. The log is put in every Catalan home on the feast of the Immaculate Conception every 8th of December every year. Going in this period in Catalonia, will support tradition – leave food for Your little log. As you get hungry, You know! And don’t forget about the blanket, otherwise it may catch cold! And when children are not watching, hide the gifts in the wood – You’ll see a log is hollow, and, in General idea that. he poops gifts.

The night of the radishes – Oaxaca, Mexico

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Japanese new year's traditions and treats
We will tell you about some traditions of celebrating new year in Japan, which includes unusual for Slavs rituals with special symbolic meaning. And please share the recipe surprisingly tasty…

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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…

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Asian food comes
Asian cuisine has long been loved by many gourmets, Chinese and Japanese dishes can be found on the menu of most cafés and restaurants in the world, but recently gaining…

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