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  • Astronomy and Japanese Myths Essay example

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    would be too flooded to cross by boat. The gods took compassion on Orihime Boshii and allowed for a group of Kasasagi(magpies) to fly into the milky way and make a magpie bridge for Orihime Boshii to cross over to the other side and see Kengyuu. Tanabata, the festival based on this legend is celebrated every year on the 7th day of the 7th month of the Japanese lunar calendar. During this festival people write wishes to the gods on strips of paper, tie these strips of paper to freshly cut bamboo

  • Jap A Very Long, Intense, And Confusing History

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    Japan has a very long, intense, and confusing history. Every time a new emperor took to power, the capital would move to a different city. For example, in the year 710, Nara was the first permanent capital, but in 784 the capital moved to Nagaoka (jnto.jp). When Tokugawa was appointed shogun, the government was established in Edo, which is modern day Tokyo. As to keep the long, convoluted history at bay, I’m not going to cover all of it but rather start at the beginning of the 20th century. In the

  • American vs. Japanese Culture Essay

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    May 5 is devoted to boys only. So all the families with male children, fly paper streamers of carps called "koinobori". To the Japanese it represents healthy growth. The children write poems or wishes on pieces of colored paper and attach them on tanabata trees. In addition, Japanese youths celebrate Halloween too but it is limited to wearing costumes in nightclubs in areas such as Roppongi or Shibuya in Tokyo and the kids are not allowed to trick and treat. The Japanese also have what is called

  • Legal and Regulatory Framework

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    Legal and Regulatory Framework I. The basis of the contract From the coupon attached, we can see the specialist terms as follows: 1. Each person should use only one ticket and not use the ticket in conjunction with other coupons 2. The Minimum consumption should be controlled over 100 yuan. 3. The coupon can’t be used in the holidays. 4. The final interpretation is owned by our company. The standard form contract is a standard document prepared by many large organizations

  • How Is Ikebana A Representative Of Japanese Culture

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    Girl’s Festival (雛祭り), the peach blossoms are displayed with the dolls on March 3. For Children’s Day that specifically celebrated for boys, Japanese irises are arranged on May 5 which symbolizing masculinity. Furthermore, bamboo is required for Tanabata, the Star Festival, on July 7. Ikebana is essential in different Japanese

  • Cultural Differences in The Regions of Japan Essay

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    Cultural Differences in The Regions of Japan Japan is a country made from four major islands. Though its area is small, each region has different tastes. The country has the population of 123.6 millions according to the 1990 census, or 2.5 % of the world total, and it is the seventh most populated nation according to The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Japan.(5, p.25). Japanese political and economical world power has been one of the success stories of the twentieth century. Though small in geographic

  • Cultural Norms of Jamaica

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    Cultural norms of Jamaica Jamaica is a land of diverse cultures. It has a number of different racial ethnic groups .The largest group however is the blacks or Africans so 'Jamaica’s culture' is predominantly black. Interwoven is also the European culture which these blacks learnt from their former white slaves masters. You will find Indians living in Jamaica also. Many Indians came to Jamaica as indentured servants and stayed, they too have an input in the Jamaica’s culture. There is a thriving

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