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japan

Icefish

Japanese people like to eat their food fresh and many traditional dishes are made of raw meat and vegetables. We all understand the concept of “freshness”, but it mostly refers to an animal or plant product that has been consumed not long time after the organism had died. However, the…

UNAIDS estimates between 5,700 and 19,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Japan. However, this is a rough estimation of the real number. Currently, Japan falls into the group of countries with low HIV/AIDS prevalence (<100 ). The statistic is defined by the total number of cases of the disease in…

Tokyo

First time I visited Japan in 2005 when the Japanese Ministry of Foreign affairs invited 30 young people from the Balkan region and Eastern Europe for few days to learn about Japanese culture and tradition. I have to confess that this experience was amazing and the Ministry’s project did have…

Buddhism was introduced to Japan somewhere around AD 538 while the Japanese Emperor Kimmei was in power. Coming from Korea and China, the new religion was mainly regarded as dangerous to the native and their already established Shinto religion. Therefore, many people opposed this process, but thanks to the great…