Monthly Archives: August 2019

Seasons in Japan

As Japan is a long collection of islands stretching out over thousands of kilometers, the climate varies considerably from the northern island of Hokkaido (summer mild and short; winters long with heavy snowfall) to the southern subtropical island of Okinawa. Even in Japan’s mainland, there are appreciable differences in climate and weather between the western Japan Sea coast, which gets

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Filipino Qualities

There may be negative traits that are common to many Filipinos, such as crab mentality (envy and insecurity), mañana habit (procrastination) and tardiness, that are hindering our country’s progress and human development index. But on the other side, we also have several positive traits that make us one of the most admirable people on Earth. The following good habits make the Filipinos great

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Japanese Culture

The culture of Japan has changed greatly over the millennia, from the country’s prehistoric Jōmon period to its contemporary modern culture, which absorbs influences from Asia, Europe, and North America. Strong 9,000-year-old ancient Han Chinese cultural influences, including the 8,000-year-old ancient Han Chinese writing script, are still evident in traditional Japanese culture as China had historically been a global superpower, which has resulted in Japan absorbing

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