Festivals & Fun Activities to Learn about Japan

Activities to learn about Japan Origami Origami is the art of paper folding. In fact the Japanese word origami translates literally to “to fold paper”. Paper was introduced to Japan from China in the 6th century and it is thought that origami either accompanied the importation of paper technology, or was created shortly after. The […]

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History of Japan

Written by: Mark Bucknall 10,000BC – 300BC: Jomon Period The name Jomon is used to name the era’s rope marked pottery. Somewhere between 35,000 BC and 10,000 BC, the first migrants appeared in Japan. Small groups of people migrated to the Japanese Islands from Korea, the Asian mainland and the South Pacific. These early people […]

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Learn About India – Recipes from India

Recipes from India Indian food is an adventure for the taste buds. Wonderful spices, which can be found at Indian grocery stores or even in larger grocery stores, are blended together in delightfully tasty ways which truly please the palate. Much of the Indian population is vegetarian and there are some fabulous vegan options, too. […]

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Learn About India

Current Issues of India (this article was written in 2004) Newspapers: Check out the following English-language newspapers of India for hot topics affecting India: Times of India Kashmir Times Major Political Issues in India: The major political issues that concern Indians, especially during election time are: Communities demanding more economical and social rights Communities wanting […]

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Culture of Japan

The Japanese have a strong sense of being separate and different from the rest of the world and the culture and traditions of Japan are unique and rich. Since World War II, old traditions have mixed with new ideas so that Japanese culture has undergone many changes. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the […]

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