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Before heading to Japan, it would be useful to familiarize yourself with some cultural features in order to avoid insulting the feelings of the Japanese. Manners and social rules are not universal, and it is easy to make a mistake if you do not know the customs of the country. The Japanese are reserved and polite, so tourists often do not even realize that they insult any of the locals. To help you understand the customs and traditions of the Land of the Rising Sun, we decided to introduce you to 19 rules that must be followed while in Japan.
1. REMOVE SHOES BEFORE ENTERING THE HOUSE
Let’s start with a simple one. Most people know that in Japan you need to take off your shoes before entering the house. Continue reading
As the festival developed, in addition to creating snow sculptures, other types of entertainment were added: concerts, food stalls, art exhibitions and ice-skating, cheesecake and snowmobile platforms.
If you go to Sapporo for a few days, be sure to take a stroll through the Odori park, which is the main venue of the snow festival, climb to the observation deck on Hitsujigaoka Hill, which offers a magnificent view of the city. There is a statue of William S. Clark, the first vice director of the Sapporo Agricultural School (now Hokkaido University).
We also recommend visiting the Sapporo Clock Tower, built in 1878, and the Nijo Fish Market, which occupies an entire quarter of the city. There you can taste the sea of delicacies. Continue reading
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE FOR FOREIGNERS WHO DECIDED TO GET EDUCATION IN JAPAN
Despite the openness of Japanese universities to foreign students, the country’s educational institutions are characterized by a significant shortage of study programs in English. This is due to the lack of qualified personnel who speak English at the appropriate level.
Therefore, before proceeding, it is necessary to go through the so-called pre-university training in a language school. Why is this needed? Everything is very simple! Since the lion’s share of educational programs involves studying in Japanese, without a knowledge of Japanese, a foreigner will not be able to graduate and master the profession for a trivial reason – a lack of understanding of what is being taught. Continue reading