Country of the month —Asia

6 Jun

ASIA

The country of the month I have chosen to go with is Asia. I will be trying my best to make this months country as intresting as possible with diverse food and background information. (Focul point China and Japan)

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                                                                 CHINA

One quarter of the world lives in China, a vast diverse country of the Asian continent. Its ancient civilization emerged from farming villages along rivers and grew from small kingdoms into the present immense nation of 56 ethnic groups. imagesCAEBUHF8

Their language, writing, art, food and farming influenced many other Asian cultures.

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China is an enormous country with a great variety of landscape and climate. The third largest country in the world–exceeding in area only by Russia and Canada, China occupies most of the eastern part of the mainland of Asia.

     China wildlife  includes the golden-haired monkey, the red-crowned crane, and the giant panda.

Golden hair monkey

Golden hair monkey

Giant panda

Giant panda

red-crowned crane

red-crowned crane

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                                                                JAPAN

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The Island Nation of Japan was cut off from the rest of the world for a long time.Traditions and skills passed from generation to generation to form a distinctive culture.

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The Japanese people showed that they were skillful also at learning what other societies had to offer. A time of expansion ended in the disasters of World War II. From proverty and hunger Japan rose to become a leader in technology and fiance.

Cranes are symbols to the Japanese of long life. They feature in Japanese tales.

Japan crane

Japan crane

japanese cherry blossom

Plum blossoms

Plum blossoms

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