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Japanese Tradition

 

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.

Japanese bow

There are specific guidelines about how to bow when meeting a Japanese. Their essence is simple – the higher Continue reading

Japan: the territory business

According to official data, about 500 Russians has been about 15 years doing business in Japan. The Japanese “miracle” that raised the country from ruins, and the country is experiencing a crisis, regardless of the global crisis that came from America.

Used Japanese cars as a business (import to Russia) and 1) seafood 2) building forest (Vice versa, export from Russia to Japan) is the first thing that may come to mind. Come.

However, experts warn that the market is already more or less divided and difficult to get in there. Moreover, the market of fish caught in Russian waters seafood — criminal a little more than full. The famous (and already late) journalist Yuri Shchekochikhin died after began to publish materials on how the Russian business earns on exports of seafood.

Russian forest is sold to the Japanese, and not Russian. the Chinese, who now reside in respective regions of Russia instead of Russia.

Japanese cars. By the way, many believe that to carry Japanese cars are cheaper and therefore more profitable, not from Japan itself, but from neighboring Thailand and Taiwan.

Sell them to the Russians — not Russian and even Japanese, and. Pakistanis. They have a very close-knit Diaspora, scattered around the world, they perfectly know the English language Continue reading

Shintoism – the national religion of Japan

The national religion of Japan is Shintoism . The term “Shinto” means ” the path of the gods. Or the son of kami are gods, spirits which inhabit the surrounding human world. Any object can be the embodiment of kami. The origins of Shinto go back to ancient times and include all the inherent primitive peoples shaped beliefs: totemism, animism, magic, fetishism, etc.

The development of cinchonism

The first mythological monuments in Japan, Dating from the VII-VIII century ad – Kojiki, Fudoki, Nihongi – reflected the difficult way of formation of system of Shinto cults. Significant place in this system occupies the cult of the dead ancestors, chief among which was the first ancestor of the clan ujigami, symbolizing the unity and cohesion of the clan members. The objects of worship were the deities of the earth and fields, rain and wind, forests and mountains, etc.

In the early stages of the development of Shinto was not an organized system of beliefs. The development of Shinto was on the way of forming a complex unity of religious, mythological beliefs of the different tribes — both local and those who came from the mainland. The result is a clear religious system was not created. However, with the development Continue reading

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