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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

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

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