1. Gujarat, India
Country’s largest producer of cotton and salt, Gujarat is the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi. In 2005 and 2006 heavy monsoons caused severe flooding, which killed more than 1,000 people, severely damaged infrastructure and agriculture. According to the expectations of scientists, a rapidly changing climate will lead to increasingly unpredictable monsoon rains and floods.
2. The Maldives, Indian ocean
The Maldives consists of 1200 tropical Islands, with white beaches, swaying palm trees and brightly colored coral reefs. The Republic of Maldives stretches across more than 600 miles. According to reports by the UN, by 2100 the sea level will rise 59 centimeters. In this case, the chain of 1,200 Islands and coral atolls 800 miles from the tip of India will be partly flooded, because a large part of the Maldives lies just one and a half metres above sea level (the highest point in the state – 2.4 meters above sea level). Even minor sea level rise could lead to the fact that some of the Islands will die.
3. Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok – tropical capital, where the traditional East meets the modernity of the West. This city constantly tolerate flooding, especially during Continue reading
The family has its black sheep. This applies even to the gaming industry. This «ugly» the Japanese game industry. A country that has the fastest development of technology has managed to divide the gaming industry into three camps. First — fans of Japanese games. Second — are neutral, which no matter what they’re doing and playing what you love. The third camp — these are the people who not understand Japanese game design. I’m more of a renegade third party. No matter how long I watched by Japan, I was not able to accept the culture of Japan. Ranging from manga and anime, to design game levels and generally their games. Although, I like many, grew up on the NES console. And the games then were mostly from there. In the late 90’s to early 2000’s Japan has captured our hearts. But many left behind.
One such game that many put away from him, in my opinion, was Metal Gear. The designer of which was the infamous Hideo kojima. The game was a revolution and perhaps the cob of one of the best series in the genre of stealth-action. Interesting story and a new word from the young designer was given the opportunity to prove to the world what Japanese game design. Continue reading
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.
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