The Difficulties of Cross-Cultural Marriage

The marriage of the two people who belong to different cultural backgrounds are not a rare phenomenon today. I know a lot of happy families who serve as the examples of the common belief that the two people of various nationalities and cultures supplement to each other’s experience and make each other’s life views wider. But apart from the fact that many people live happily there are still many tragedies connected with the mutual misunderstandings of the people from different social backgrounds.

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Facts about Japanese education.

For many of us some facts about Japanese education seem to be very unusual. Let’s see what are the specific features of the Japanese education which differ from European and American education systems.

Some goal-seeking and industrious Japanese students may attend cram schools at night. The school year in Japan starts as the rule in April not in fall as we used to. In Japan children begin to attend school at the age of 6-year-old. A school year is divided in three semesters separated by vacations. In fact summer vacation is pretty short in Japan. Usually it lasts 40 days. As for the winter and spring vacations they last 10 days each. Classes start at 8. 30 a.m and end up at 3. 00 p.m.

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The Japanese Ambassador Called Back from China

The Japanese Ambassador in the People’s Republic of China Uichiro Niwa was called back to Tokyo for the consulting about the incident connected with the issue of the Senkaky Islands or the Diaoyu Islands as they are called in China.

As the Japanese Kyodo news agency reports the diplomatic official will have to meet the minister of foreign affairs of Japan Koichiro Gemboy and discuss the current situation concerning the Senkaku Islands.

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