Japan

Land of the Rising Sun

From the moment of arrival in Japan, it feels as if you’re on another planet. The recorded history of the “Land of the Rising Sun” begins in the 5th century, although archaeological evidence of settlement stretches back 50,000 years. Japan has the world’s tenth-largest population, with over 126 million people

Japanese popular culture not only reflects the attitudes and concerns of the present day, but also provides a link to the past. Popular films, television programs, manga and video games, all developed from older artistic and literary traditions, and many of their themes and styles of presentation can be traced back to traditional art forms.

About 73 percent of Japan is forested, mountainous, and unsuitable for agricultural, industrial, or residential use.As a result, the habitable zones, mainly located in coastal areas, have extremely high population densities.

As you know, there are four seasons in Japan. The symbol of Spring is cherry blossom([sakra]) in Japan. Typical Japanese Summer except for Hokkaido is very hot and humid. Daytime temperatures are generally around 30 – 35C.

Autumn is the harvest season. Climate is confortable. Beautiful red dragonfly is circling in the sky. Winter used to be the season of snow, but nowadays, we can see it only in north part and mountain area. Because of global warming.

Japanese rice or noodles, with soup and okazu are the staple foods in a locals diet. To add some taste to the staples foods there are dishes made from fish, tofu and vegetables. Besides, soups are very popular such as miso soup. And one Japanese food is famous all over the world sushi!