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Wedding traditions of Japan

«Nihon koku” – 日本国 – literally means “the birthplace of the Sun”. Mysterious Eastern country with the romantic name “the land of the rising sun” is now one of the most economically developed countries in the world. Japanese culture is one of very ancient. First signs of colonization of the Japanese archipelago appeared about 40 thousand years before our era. In the 3rd century of our era, the most powerful Principality of Japan was a land ruled by a woman. Until the 12th century of our era, traditional marriages were polygamous. Men had several wives. They lived in different houses, he visited them and lived with each for several weeks. But since then the tradition has changed, every Japanese is, by law, can only have one wife.

• In the middle ages marriage was allowed to create military or economic coalition between families. To search for a suitable candidate for groom hired a special SWAT – nakodo. Responsible for a dysfunctional marriage too carried nakodo.

• In the Edo period marriages could be concluded even without the presence of bride and groom.

• Decision of marriage taken by the parents of the bride and groom until the mid 20th century.

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Waste Recycling (MSW) in Japan

Japan, in principle, can not be called the cleanest country in the world, but overall this country gives the impression of a country, whose citizens diligently, sometimes even jealously observe cleanliness. Maybe it’s in that area of Japan is small and quite populated, densely, which gives its residents the understanding that the neglect of their environment can affect their health. Perhaps this is why the Japanese every inch of its land are treated with love.

Quite a while a basic principle of Japanese life was mass production, and, respectively and an accompanying mass consumption. It is logical that all of this has led to the formation of quite a large amount of waste. This is because most products produced are disposable, or were carried out in disposable packaging.

But the Japanese soon realized that the resources of their territory is not limitless, therefore, further accumulation of solid waste would lead the country to ecological problems. And, quite logically, that the Japanese began to have thoughts and ideas about how you can use the accumulated for many years garbage. The Japanese have invented many ways of processing waste. allows you to use it as secondary raw materials for the production of many things, thereby allowing accumulated:

Environmental problems.

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South Korea from Yaroslavl

Tours to South Korea from Yaroslavl

Visa. Russian citizens to visit South Korea require a visa.

Money. Won (W, KRW). Money can be exchanged in large hotels, in currency exchange offices, in banks. Small shops accept dollars. Some ATMs operate around the clock. International credit cards are accepted everywhere. Travelers cheques can be cashed at travel agencies and in offices of international companies, banks.

Language. Korean.

Transport. Transport network in South Korea is well developed. Network rail and the highways are very thick. The tourists are very popular comfortable Express buses. In South Korea, there are 4 types of trains – passenger, Express, super-fast and Express trains. Ferries connect many Korean cities.

Time. Korean time is ahead of Moscow 5 hours.

Tip. In South Korea it is not customary to leave a tip.

Geography. South Korea is located to the South of the Korean Peninsula, in northeast Asia. South Korea borders with North Korea. South Korea is bordered by the Korean Strait, Yellow, and Japan seas. The highest point – the Halla, 1950 m South Korea’s Landscape is very diverse, 70% of the territory is occupied by low mountains. The Capital Is Seoul.

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