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One of the unique aspects of the Japanese culture is the monolingualism of the Japanese. They only speak Nihongo. Even textbooks are in the Japanese language, which is why even foreign students are required to learn Nihongo.
How Kanji/Kana Is Read This language is read from right to left. Traditional written Japanese is done in columns which you read from the top to the bottom and from right to left. This is known as tategaki format and imitates traditional Chinese form. Today people often write horizontally …
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%DETAILS% Cannot see where the Coral Sea is relevant. It is common knowledge that the US had broken the Japanese code a year or so before WWII began whether any other country did I am not aware of.   lt. coom. Robert guill
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Bushido:It means "way of the warrior" ancient Japanese followed this and they still do today it's their respect for the ways of a warrior on not who they are. I do not know bushido's relevance to WWII. Bushido was a code which the Japanese were taught to live by. They were taught that dedication an…
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During the First World War both sides had made extensive use of chemical weapons on the battlefield. With the development of heavy bombers it was feared that poison gas bombs would be used on civilian populations. Thus people wore, or at least carried, gas masks in case of a chemical attack. As it w…
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The Japanese tend to be more of a collective culture than the Chinese. The Japanese tend to strive to do the best and be the best. While both cultures have strict rules for etiquette and respect, the Japanese tend to be more consistent with the practice. In recent years, the relation between two co…
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Answer 1 The code of Bushido is directly translated as "the way of the warrior". It was the code which became the standard living protocol for the Japanese soldier. The code itself does not state that prisoners are to be executed immediately. Many Japanese officers and soldiers believed and were …
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Answer I HAVE A 7.7MM JAPANESE GUN AND I GET MY AMMUNITION AT-WWW.BUFFALOARMS.COM FOR 21 DOLLARS A BOX.. AMO IS BY HORNADY. HOPE THIS HELPS YOU OUT..... GAD Custom Cartridges has them listed @ $20.00 per box of 20: http://www.gadcustomcartridges.com/
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Answer Kanji is not just one symbol. It's a group of characters that make up the Japanese written language. Along with kanji, there is also katakana and hiragana. If I'm not mistaken all three of these combined form what is called Kana or "Japanese symbols", which is basically the Japanese "alpha…
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(There is a whole list of them at the related link.)__What kind of famous are you looking for? There are artists such as Arashi, Kat-Tun or actors like Oguri Shun, Ueto Aya.
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Japan's government is a democratic parliamentary government, with a constitutional monarchy as the head of state. Japan's Imperial role is essentially only as a figurehead now, and the Emperor has no defined governmental power. He remains the ceremonial head of state, and presides over ceremonies an…
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Hata is a Japanese surname and place name.But basically implies flag or a banner.....these banners are of various quality with japanase style..it looks so attractive ...for more information plz visit : http://www.airsoftrc.com/rc-toys/rc-helicopters.html
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very generally, they represent good luck in japan. in china different numbers of fish, including koi, represent different kinds of luck i.e. 9 koi or 9 fish, means good financial luck.  AnswerIn Japan, the symbolism of koi fish depends on their color.Yamabuki: The gold fish represents (of cour…
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The three top sports in the United states are Basketball as first because it is played by most kids on streets and in schools for gym and by adults as a hooby or profession. Number 2 would be football a very challenging sport and a sport that is really great to watch if you love seeing hard hits.
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Tiger Symbolism in Japan In Japan the "Tiger" is an awesome animal and preciously revered not just in Japan but the entire Asian adjoining societies. Specifically in Japan the tiger is the emblem of the great aristocratic warriors famously known as the samurai. The tiger represents the virtue of…
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ANSWER The dragon can mean a number of things in Japanese culture. The most significant meaning being fertility, humility, procreation and warding off evil spirits.ANSWER Not exactly, it was more of an ancient spirit that Japanese believe in and use it as a symbol of courage strength and that sort o…
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the koi fish turns into a dragon, according to Japanese folklore. Koi Dragon TattooThe koi fish in Japanese folklore represents the overcoming of obstacles, because the koi fish travels up the yellow river and when it comes to the end of the river it transforms into the dragon; thus overcoming the…
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The ancient name for dragonfly was 'kachimushi'. 'Kachi' means 'victory' and 'mushi' means 'insect'. Therefore samurai used to like to use the motif of the dragonfly as a symbol of victory.
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Masks worn by samurai warriors were simply to look scary as far as i know. A combination of the mask and the headdress with horns and stuff would have been a most intimidating sight if it was running straight at you! But other masks may have been used in plays (mainly noh theatre) and other drama. I…
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The prefix "wafu" is used to when speaking of things traditionally Japanese. Hence "wafuku" describes the ensemble of traditional Japanese clothing including the now-famous kimono ,the obi ,the yukata etc..etc.. Where you searching for a word that desribes more actual clothing styles? Such as the "…
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Japanese tend to wear very wierd and out there clothes that are border line Halloween costumes, whereas the Chinese look is more subtle and main stream. Chinese like to wear stuff from Versace, Gucci, Armani. ^*ahem*...WRONG The Japanese as a culture do not wear "Halloween Costumes" you are referr…
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Yes, a person can get a translation of a Japanese fuse box cover. They would have to look in to owners manual (many come in 2 or 3 languages) or they can look in the cars English maintenance manual.
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The peacock in Japanese culture represents several different things such as caring for others, good will, and compassion. It also symbolizes love and nurturing.
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The code followed by Japanese warriors (also known as Samurai) The way of the warrior the Bushido is made up of respect, loyalty, bravery, honor and faith to one's lord. The seven virtues of Bushido are: Benevolence (jin) Courage (yu) Honesty (makoto or shin) Honor (meiyo) Loyalty (ch…
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Some important parts of Japanese cultures is tea cerimonies and festivals.There is also the exceptional chicken dances every 5 months.Also eating feetsand armpit hair
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You can find information online or at the library.
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Many traditions, such as flower arranging and tea ceremonies. Martial arts (the true arts, not sports). The kimono and yukata, and other styles of traditional dress. Traditional public baths. Language.
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An: Peace Health, happiness, recovery
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123Japanese is a very good website for vocabulary because it is organised, and has the largest vocabulary list both in romaji and kana. About.com's Japanese section is fantastic for all parts of Japanese, especially kanji. One of the downsides is that it's quite difficult to find information, t…
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Answer Bushido is learned by learning a Japanese martial art. Bushido, the way of the warrior, is a code of ethics, moral compass and general all around way of living that represents the way of life of the fighters in Japan. Learning Bushido would be learning absolute dedication to your family a…
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well what do you think their religion is or how they dance?
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The yin yang symbol symbolizes good and bad. Unknown to most, the black side is actually the good side and the white side is the bad side.
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The oni is the demon of Japanese folklore. It takes on many other names, sometimes referred to as a devil. Unlike most western cultures, the oni is not necessarily seen as an evil being. It is said to be of a dual nature, meaning it's powers can be good or evil, depending on if it likes the subject …
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Most Japanese are atheists. They used to worship their emperor, but that ended after they lost the War. Still in use are Shinto, Buddhism and Confucianism with some Taoists and a smattering of Christians. The first four are not mutually exclusive, so you could say the largest faith is "cafeterianism…
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It is the symbol of good luck, a good harvest and used as a symbol of warrior clans and emperors in Japan. In China it is the symbol of summer and also instability
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If by English names you mean into romaji - which is a readable version of Japanese then yes there is. An example of what I mean is;日本国 - NihonkokuMeaning Japan.http://www.romaji.org/
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For Chinese people, Japanese characters are easier to learn and understand, because a lot of them come from old Chinese words. On the other hand, Korean and Chinese share a similar grammar system.
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Both Chinese and Japanese are difficult for English-speakers to comprehend, because each follows a set of rules far removed from the English language. As for which is "easier", it is really a matter of taste.When wondering which language is likely to be more helpful, consider the following: will you…
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they are famous for their very unique style like Harajuku. ummm famous for anime Mount Fuji. That and Hiroshima and Nagasaki...but probably shouldn't dwell on that part of history too long. Oh and Iwo Jima...if you're a history/movie buff who lives in the United States. "Roppongi" and "Ginza" a…
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northern-most island is Hokkaido(latitude is 41 and 46) Michigan(latitude is 41 and 48)Michigan is actually (Lat: 43 Long: -84) The following states are on the same latitude as Hokkaido: Connecticut (Lat: 41 Long: -72) Nebraska (Lat: 41 Long: -98) Rhode Island (Lat: 41 Long: -71)The southernmo…
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Answer Bushido was the general equivalent of a code of ethics and morals for warriors. The Europeans had the Code of Chivalry that most soldiers tried to live up to. Such codes provided a basis for actions and a level of confidence.
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Japan... in cities
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Answer : Psalm 23 Japanese VersionThe following is a modern translation/version that is considered a Japanese version. I don't honestly know the origins - but it is a lovely version regardless.The Lord is my pace setter, I shall not rush.He makes me stop and rest for quiet intervals.He provides me w…
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to learn Japnese, there are many ways. You can either buy the DS game (simulator) "My Japanese Coach" which will help you alot. Learning Japanese is quite simple. there are 2 kinds of alphabetical groups, Katakana and hiragana, and the words are also easy to memorize.
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As many as they want. There is no limit.
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No way Americans love Japanese people.
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Panthers are not a natural wild animal in Japan so it never became part of Japan's culture like other animals. However it's cousin the tiger is used as a symbol of power and beauty in Japanese culture.
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Women from the Heian court were very influential on Japanese literature. Poetry about nature, love, appreciation, and sensitivity became commonplace during this period.
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The country of Japan is famous for it's advances in technology (they are more high-tech and futuristic than many other countries) and miniaturization. It is also famous for it's food, as well as it's cultural traditions. It is widely known as "The Land of the Rising Sun". It gained the world's att…
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Knowing the word alone in romaji is not enough. Most words have multiple meanings, but through their kanji you can tell which one. If you can get ahold of the kanji, you can then translate that. In Japanese, you usually use the O first as an honorific addition to a words, but not proper nouns.Ren a…
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there are four major islands
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Answer Beading patterns are generally pictures that can be translated into any language. Search in English or any language. Answer Copy or download to your words program and use the language translator. i have found it translates well enough, especially if photos are included, that I can work…
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Red generally has to do with both Shinto and Buddhist traditions, and brides often wear it. Orange means happiness and love Yellow means bravery and cheerfulness (quite the opposite of our Western interpretation of cowardice). It's also to color of the national crest, the chrysanthemum, and in Bud…
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Exactly when the noh mask came into being is not entirely clear however it is believed that masks, and their names still used today, were developed from the mid to latter part of the Muromachi period (1392-1573). Previous to that time, the mask conventions were not entirely set and masks themselves…
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None. The hummingbird does not live in Japan
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Learning a language is not hard, it just takes a long time. It would take about 4-5 years to be fluent in Japanese. And you have to keep at it.I've added some useful resources to the related links below.123Japanese is a very good website for vocabulary because it is organised, and has the largest vo…
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Koi is a domesticated carp and looks more or less like a wild carp. Koi, however, are generally smaller than wild carp and have been bred so that they are most well viewed from the top. They tend to be not so deep from the dorsal to pectral fins as wild carp. Neither koi nor wild carp stop growing, …
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There are so many online Japanese course available now a days to learn Japanese. But, It is completely depend on your willingness and interest for the language which you are start learning . Same thing is applicable with Japanese also. It is also necessary what resource you are using , courses like…
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In Japanese art and culture, the sparrow is typically used to represent happiness. It is often paired with bamboo, which symbolizes resilience.
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Hiragana for basics. Katakana for foreign-pronounced words. The recognition of over 1,400 Kanji (phonetic characters) is needed to become fluent. (The romaji, which are Latin/English characters, are not used in Japan.)(see related links for more information)
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The dragon in Chinese culture, unlike in western cultures, is viewed as a good omen, and are naturally affiliated with air and water. It can mean good luck, prosperity or power, depending on the circumstance. It is also used as the symbol of the Chinese emperor before the fall of the Qing dynasty.
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yes its owned by Richard branson. started off as record shops has branched out into mobile networks trains planes, and i actually have some virgin knickers
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becoz i have a ability of working in any kind of pressure and i have visited japan embassy once in my life . i found the japan embassy in the big area of embassy in delhi that why i deserve for the job in japan embassy.
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ya, there's something called the internet and it's there for a reason. Learn hiragana first then katakana then kanji (easiest to hardest).
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You can use the website: http://babelfish.yahoo.com You can type the English words you want to write as Japanese and will translate into kanji. Make sure to select "English to Japanese" from the drop-down box. I advise you not to translate large blocks of text at one time, because these free tran…
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Answer A membranophone is any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by way of a vibrating stretched membrane.Common membranophones include: snare drum, bass drum, tom-toms, timpani, congas, bongos, tabla, etc.
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In Japanese culture cherry blossoms usually symbolise peace and unity.
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Answer: Do you mean in Chinese character? Thick in Chinese is 厚(hòu) Thin in Chinese is 薄(báo) One thing I want to add is that kanji refers to Japanese, not Chinese. Chinese characters are called hànzì 汉字.
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The Japanese have 3 form of writing Katakana; based on Chinese Characters.. Hiragana; based o Japanese characters.. & Romaji; based on Roman Characters Imagine how many keys would the Japanese laptop would have..Anybody knows?[edit]katakana- alphabet used for foreign words (aka any word or th…
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bushido is the way of the warrior it is the code of conduct
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Littleneck clams filter particles, mainly plankton, from the water. They also trap bits of food in the mucus with which they cover their shells.
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You spend 5-10 years studying the language (or more, or possibly even less, depending on your skill in language and how long you spend each day studying.)1. Take a deep breath. 2. Match phonemes in my mind 3. Open my mouth 4. Emit sounds that are accepted as intelligible by other speakers of the …
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直到死亡把我們分開 the literal translation above does not adequately convey the poetic meaning of the idiom, suggest using this: 永不分離 yǒng bù fēn lí - idiom meaning will never be apart 天長地久 tiān cháng dì jiǔ - forever (lit. for as long as the sky and earth exists)
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In general, most Japanese people love to travel. Whether it be exploring places within their own country or by visiting foreign countries. If they have even a small amount of free time, they spend it taking a trip somewhere and as is tradition, they bring back omiyage (souvenirs) for friends, family…
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The word "sudoku" is actually an abbreviation of the phrase 数字は独身に限る (sūji WA dokushin ni kagiru) - or "Only single numbers allowed" - which was the title of the puzzle when it appeared in a Japanese puzzle magazine in 1984. ("Sū" means "number" and "doku" means "single".) It is pr…
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Of course, Chinese. China's increasingly powerful stature and more business opportunities relating to the Chinese language means it has become one of the world's most important business tools. It is critical to the success of business negotiations. But on the other hand, this is based on the assump…
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Kagi means fire in Japanese Improvement: Kagi is incorrect. Kagi translates either to hook, or to either key or lock. The following words are appropriate Japanese translations for "fire": hi (pronounced "HEE") = "fire; flame; blaze" hinote (pronounced "hee - NOH - tay") = "flames; blaze; fire" …
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the most popular sport in Japan is baseball :)
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The best way is to enroll in Japanese language classes where you can acquire a fundamental understanding of the language that would prepare you to continue your studies on your own, should you choose to. It is important that early on that you do not develop bad habits or confuse yourself, which is w…
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What part of "no" don't you understand?The particle "no" is usually postfixed to a word of phrase to mean "belonging" or "of", for example : 1) Kore wa watashi no hon desu. a) This is my book. (watashi no hon = book of me) 2) Kono hon wa teberu no ue ni arimasu. a) This book is on the surface of…
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Akatsuki means dawn, daybreak, or red in Japanese. It is also, in the Naruto universe, an evil crime organization that is capturing all of the tailed beasts/sealed demons for global domination. Tsuki means moon and Aka means red. The organization wears black cloak with red clouds with purple/blue na…
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To count to 5 in Japanese: Ichi (1), Ni (2), San (3), Chi (4), and Go (5). (I also know that "roku" is 7 and "gu" is 10.)I also know that "baka" means stupid, "arigato" means thank you, and "domo arigato atashimas" means thank you very much.
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They symbolize the petite beauty and sexuality of women along with their dominance natures. The cherry blossoms symbolize freshness and hence are a language of love said by the herbs and flowers.They symbolise the fragility of human existence and also the perfect death marked by indifference to the …
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There isn't one single character in Japanese that is used to mean 'freedom'. The word for 'freedom' is ?? (jiyuu). This would be pronounced something like 'gee-you'.
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go to petalburg gym and talk to the guy that asks you about your profile tell him MYSTERY EVENT IS EXITING . then activate the mystery event(after you turn off your game but after saving). then go to petalburg gym talk to your dad he well give you a EON TICKET .then you well be able to go to slatepo…
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Baseball is the most popular sport, NOT lawn bowls. I live in Japan and have never even heard of 'lawn bowls'.They also like wrestling.
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In Japan, the Butterfly, ready to fly after its long spell in the cocoon and spreading its brand new wings, is a popular symbol for young girls. It represents emerging beauty and grace, with the added notice to regard change as joyful, not traumatic In Japanese Anime and popular culture the Butterf…
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Here is a list of Japanese customs,provided by various contributors: Addressing Someone, Respect: bowing is nothing less than an art form in Japan, respect pounded into children's heads from the moment they enter school. For tourists, a simple inclination of the head or an attempt at a bow at the …
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well i know that the green one is called the dragon of luck well i know that the green one is called the dragon of luck
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Answer The standards vary by country. In the US the standard tip is considered to be 15 to 20% of the bill before any special discounts or coupons are factored in. You may also tip them on how nice they were (for example, if the workers were nice to you, you may want to tip extra).
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Kimi ga Yo (君が代) ("Imperial Reign") is the national anthem of Japan. Japanese version Kimi gayo WA Chiyo ni yachiyo ni Sazareishi no Iwao to narite Koke no musumadeEnglish versionMay the Emperor's rule last Till a thousand years, then eight thousand years to come Till sand, pebbles, and…
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the main religion in Japan is Shinto and Buddhism. Buddhism started first in India and then came to Japan after the king of Paekche from Korea sent a buddha statue during the 6th century to Japan, and i am not sure how Shinto started but I think it was there from the start.There was 110million peop…
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they live like prostitudes
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