Despite technological advances and developed economic system, traditions and customs of the Japanese people remain unchanged. For centuries people perform ancient rituals and follow rules of etiquette, adhering to and honouring the way of life of their ancestors. So when you visit this country need to be especially careful in their behavior, and although you will not be reproached for ignorance and the failure of certain rituals, their attitude towards you will depend on your knowing and following the rules of Japanese etiquette.
In fairness it should be noted that most of the Japanese rules of etiquette are quite logical, and quite simply act like humans. The Japanese are indulgent and attentive to foreigners, and they will help you find your way to the desired place even without knowing the language, the streets there are a lot of signs and signs duplicated in English, maps and guides distributed free of charge at the station left on the street things will definitely wait for the owner, and at night to you no one will stick in a dark alley.
In connection with this attitude it will be easy to make and pleasant to them, paying tribute to some of the traditions of the Japanese people.
There are specific guidelines about how to bow when meeting a Japanese. Their essence is simple – the higher Continue reading
8. Perspectives the demonstration effect
The Republic of Korea is present in the Russian far East not only in the direct form of commodity, human, investment. No less significant, and hidden, invisible forms of his presence. One such form, the demonstration effect of the South Korean economy. The basis of the demonstration effect has two components.
The first is the opening up of borders and the accessibility of travel for the Russian far East to South Korea. This effect is a demonstration of economic success. The far East can see that on-site 1.5 times smaller territory of Primorsky Krai is created the gross national product (GNP), commensurate with the total Russian product. This creates a population that numbers in 3.2 times smaller than the Russian. Next to us appeared the unique characteristics of economic space. How South Korea managed to form? Why we are lagging behind, and our neighbors are moving forward so rapidly? Why can we not? What is it about them that we don’t have? Such questions change the Outlook and then the Outlook of the far East, raise questions to the policy of the Federal center.
The second comparative component provides an opportunity to compare economic Continue reading
Typical traditional Korean architecture were two main styles: a Palace-temple which has been formed under the strong influence of Chinese canons, and folk — the building of houses for ordinary people, who had many local varieties. Ancient architects who built palaces and temples, borrowed a system of beams and supports the Chinese. For residential buildings of ordinary people were characterized by thatched roofs and under floor heating system, ondol. Rich people built large houses with elegantly curved tiled roofs ended at the end slightly raised eaves. Great value in architecture was given to the natural landscape. So, many Buddhist monasteries scattered throughout the country, usually built in the mountains, perfectly blending into the surrounding landscape. A place for building only then was considered appropriate, when opened from there the corresponding view of the “mountains and water”.
Architectural symbols of modern North Korea are the Mansudae Theatre, people’s Palace of studies, the Palace of congresses Mansudae, the Palace of pioneers and schoolchildren, the Museum of the Korean revolution and the 105-storey hotel «Rougon” in Pyongyang.
Needless to say that Continue reading