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South Korea

 

Official name: The Republic Of Korea

Capital: Seoul

Voltage: in South Korea, two types of voltage — 110V and 220V. Therefore, before taking the device into the network, check what the voltage is indicated on the outlet.

How to get there: Airlines «Aeroflot» and Korean Air do direct daily flights from Moscow to Seoul. A number of airlines offering flights with transfer in various European cities and Asia. Incheon international airport is located 52 km from Seoul and is connected with the highway. It is a multipurpose facility that is used not only for transport purposes but also as an entertainment and shopping centre. To Seoul can be reached by buses-trains and taxis.

Geography. The Korean Peninsula is situated in northeast Asia. From the North-Western side boundary between the Korean Peninsula and China passes through the river Amnok river (chin. Yalu), and the North-Eastern side of the Tumen river (chin. Dominican) separates the Peninsula from China and the Russian Federation.

The Korean Peninsula bordering the Yellow sea on the West side and the East sea to the East. On all sides it is surrounded by numerous Islands, the largest of which are the jejudo and Ulleungdo.

From North to South the Peninsula stretches for 1,030 Continue reading

National holidays in Japan

The legal age in Japan is age 20 years.

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, thereby 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 that meant about “new haircut”. The boy aged 10 to 16 years shaved off the curls above his forehead and tie the remaining hair in a pigtail, ukladyvaya on the crown. Continue reading

Useful info about Japan

 

Holidays: Japan ranks first in the world in the number nominalnych holidays. 1 January (New year), January 15th (adult Day) 11 February (national Foundation Day), April 29 (Day of spring), may 3 (Constitution Day), may 4 (declared holiday), 5 may (children’s Day – very interesting to Europeans. On this day the streets are filled with children from 3 to 6 years in a bright kimono), September 15 (respect for elders Day), October 10 (health Day), November 3 (culture Day), November 23 (labor Day), December 23 (Emperor’s birthday).

National characteristics: the characteristic Japanese courtesy and friendliness. They appreciate tradition and ceremony.

In Japanese homes, in restaurants floors are covered with tatami (straw). Razivaetsya be taken before you step on them.

Japanese bath (“furo”) is created not for washing, but for rest and relaxation. Before zalest to the bathroom to take a shower. After relaxing in the bath should be drained from hot water, because the water heats up for several people.

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