Why do earthquakes occur in Japan?
If we take the question literally, then earthquakes in Japan occur for the same reason as in other countries – because of sudden breaks in the earth's crust with the…

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Lake Neusiedler See
Neusiedler see is considered the fourth largest lake in Central Europe, behind Balaton, Boden and Geneva. Its age is 20 thousand years, it is believed that it appeared as a…

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Welcome To Montenegro!
You can experience the beauty of a holiday in the Mediterranean and feel almost at home, perhaps, only in Montenegro. Your tour to this Balkan country can be active, informative…

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Why does Japan have such a flag?

The national flag of Japan is a white cloth with a large scarlet circle in the center, symbolizing the solar disk.
It has been used as an official symbol of the state since 1854, when Japan’s rapid exit from centuries of self-isolation began.

In Japan, along with Buddhism, the original ancient religion is widely spread – Shintoism, the cult of worship of the sun goddess Amaterasu. White color in Shintoism symbolizes purity, scarlet-the cleansing and life-giving energy of the sun.

Thus, the flag represents an unblemished and happy life in the land of the Rising Sun, as Japan is poetically called.

Why was Egypt called Egypt?
Immediately it should be clarified-Egypt is a country in North Africa called only by foreigners, the Egyptians themselves and residents of other Arab countries call it Misr, officially-Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiya…

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About tourist fraudsters
The Internet is full of terrible stories about the treachery of tour operators who leave unhappy tourists in a foreign country, after robbing them. There are also stories about fraudulent…

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Which countries are included in the"Golden triangle"?
The Golden triangle is a geographical area located in the mountains at the junction of the borders of three countries in South-East Asia: Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. This place has…

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Why don't the Japanese get old?
The Japanese, like all people, unfortunately, are getting old. And the question, apparently, is inspired by the widely discussed book on the Internet " Why Japanese do not age. Secrets…

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