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Japan is known as a highly ethnically homogeneous country. About 98% of the population is Japanese. The language which is spoken in Japan is mainly Japanese. However, the situation has been changing these days. First of all, more and more Japanese people are interested in foreign cultures and languages. Even though Japanese is our native language, the number of people who speak English as the second language is increasing.Some Japanese study a foreign language other than English.Similarly,as for culture, Japan has been adopting various foreign cultures. In addition, I think the percentage of foreigners in Japan will increase in the future.As the aging population is becoming a problem in Japan, I think there will be a shortage of workers in some industries.As a result , Japan might accept more immigrants in the future.
May 23, 2022 12:37 PM
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May 21, 2022 1:32 PM
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Few year ago our family arrived to Йошкар-Ола. This is the capital of Марий-Эл. It was found in 1584. But it isn't so big. There we wanted to visit my grand grandma. She had been living there since childhood. She lived in apartment house, at the center of the town. The place was calme, there weren't a lot of people. And nearly there was a small river. It was so cool! We could swim every day! But also I had a culture shock. I was a bit surprised! Behind apartment houses, at the center of the town locals planted vegetables and fruits, there were small kitchen gardens. It's a bit strange. Roads with cars and kitchen gardens at the same time - at the center. Unfortunately, I haven't any photos, but I have one photo with my cousins in Йошкар-Ола. This photo was made in the park.
May 16, 2022 8:38 AM
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When I traveled to France, I was so surprised that people gave each other two kisses on the cheek when they met. Here in Peru, we give only one. Two kisses seem like too much haha. I think I never got used to the greetings because I stopped at one kiss and people stared like saying "why isn't she giving two kisses?". Also, as a 'latina', I noticed the coldness between people. Young people didn't spend much time with their families, they just went out with their friends. I think here family time is more valuable and teens get out of their house later in age. Just to point out this is not a generalization, there are probably families that aren't like that. I of course would go back to France, I love discovering cultural differences because that shows me how rich this world is!
May 16, 2022 10:52 PM
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