02 juin 2008

Why Japan is so special?

Japan is a country which attracts many people, from all over the world, in Asia, Europe or America; but it is also maybe one of the most difficult cultures to understand. Why this country is so special? I would answer, even if I’m not a specialist, that it is maybe because of its history and more precisely because of two eras, the two most important ones I think, which are the Edo era and the Meiji era. Moreover Japan is an island and its insularity may also help us to explain why Japanese feel special. So, my two points will be... [Lire la suite]
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02 juin 2008

Boycott of France… one more time

During the last three months, the diplomatic relationships between France and China were getting worse and worse. It is because of the protestations, in Paris, against the Chinese repression in Tibet and the fact Nicolas Sarkozy threatened China not to go to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing. It was seen as a betrayal by the Chinese who decided to protest back and to boycott the French products, like the Americans did in 2003. This is not that surprising and it can be easily understood because of nationalism,... [Lire la suite]
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