What motivates people in Japan? Traditional Hobbies and strange Hobbies.
Among the many representatives of the capitalist West became the fashionable hobby of exotic Japanese culture – an avid Vostochnyi diligently bison Japanese, reading manga, watching anime and sushi. In turn, progressive the Japanese are trying to keep up with the fads – the most popular and a rather unusual hobby among the Japanese is the fascination with the culture of the West. Residents of Japan enjoy teaching English, building this activity into the category of leisure, and reading European classics in the original. The study of Russia, considered to be among the people of Japan a difficult country, became the new original craze in the land of the rising sun.
To find out what motivates the representatives of the Japanese nation, it is necessary to clarify the meaning of the concept “hobby” for the people of this country. Hobby for the Japanese is not just a pastime that brings pleasure and occupying their leisure time. Japanese hobby is a characteristic of lifestyle, social status, financial status, age and sex of the person.
Japanese Internet users are leaving their profiles in social networks, in the “Hobbies” point, usually very common and ordinary classes, a list of which hardly Continue reading
Day of honoring the elderly in Japan on September 16
— How old are you? — 80. Well, you’re still young, so hop on this place. But I’ve been 85. The dialogue on the bus is still an undeniable fact that on planet Earth the Japanese are in the group of centenarians. According to the results published by the Ministry of labour and social protection in July 2012, the average life expectancy of Japanese people is 79,44 years, and Japanese — to 85.9 years. Until 2010, women held the leading position in the world, and men were at the 4th place. In recent years, speaking of elderly people in Japan have increasingly begun to use the phrase “silver age” (silver age), and I must say that the “silver age” in Japan, in the majority, leads a healthy lifestyle and looking great. And, there is no doubt that Japanese proverb — “to Learn new things, referring to the old” very well reflects the relationship between generations in Japan and allows us to understand that the cult of the older generation, in the best sense of the word, here is very tangible.
All of which reached the country after the devastation left by the second world war, it is obliged to them who are now over 70. So the Day of honoring the elderly (Keiro-no Hi) is a bright and beloved holiday. To celebrate Continue reading
Japanese cuisine is the national cuisine of the Japanese. Differs preference for natural, minimally processed foods, extensive use of seafood
Japanese cuisine is the national cuisine of the Japanese. Differs preference for natural, minimally processed foods, extensive use of seafood, seasonal, typical dishes, specific rules of registration of dishes are served, mealtime etiquette. Japanese cuisine, as a rule, are a key attraction for tourists from other countries.
There are many opinions as to what defines Japanese cuisine, as the everyday food of the Japanese in the last century much has changed, many of the dishes (for example, has become practically the national dish of Japanese ramen) appeared in Japan in the late XIX — early XX century, or even later. In Japan the term “Japanese cuisine” means traditional Japanese products, similar to those that existed prior to the end of national seclusion in 1868.
The most characteristic features of Japanese cuisine:
Using mostly fresh ingredients, not necessarily high quality. Hardly used products “long term storage”, except for the rice and sauces.
Huge range of seafood used for cooking.
The desire to preserve the original look Continue reading