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Japan, the land of the rising sun, has both an interesting past and present. As Japan consists of four major islands and is therefore separated from the main Asian continent, its culture deviates from many other Asian countries and tends more towards western culture. My first encounter with Asia was Japan during a research stay as a fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in the summer of 2005. After an orientation session and a weekend stay at a Japanese host family, I came to know and appreciate the Japanese politeness and hospitality, which was present in all situations and places. This was also the first time for me to experience that special kind of being different, if everybody else around you knows that you are definitely from a different culture.

Information about Japan:

Wikipedia Japan

Map and location of Japan:

Japan

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