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When thinking about traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), one might assume China to be the biggest producer. However, the surprising truth is that China only accounts for 5 percent of the production of TCM. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Traditional Chinese Medicine Made in Japan

When thinking about traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), one might assume China to be the biggest producer. However, the surprising truth is that China only accounts for 5 percent of the production of TCM. Meanwhile, countries like Japan and South Korea…

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Made in Japan

When thinking about traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), one might assume China to be the biggest producer. However, the surprising truth is that China only accounts for 5 percent of the…

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Taste Makinohara Tea, the Finest Tea in Japan

The town of Makinohara is recognized as Japan’s greatest area for tea cultivation.  The abundance of tea plantations that border the highways and fill the region, making it possible to…

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Why People Love Traveling to Japan

Japan received about 28.8 million tourists in 2017, becoming one of the most visited countries on Earth. The Japanese government is expecting the number to climb to 40 million tourists per…

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Enjoy the Beauty of the Flowering Iris

Growing up in a country town with mainly hot and dry weather, when the heat hit, many ornamental plants died, but the iris was sure to survive. An iris displays…

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The Japanese Custom of Removing Shoes

If you have been to Japan, you know that its people have deeply entrenched traditions about removing their shoes before entering homes and other indoor places.

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Russia’s Pacific Strategy

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest move in his continuing mission to develop Russia’s national and international military capabilities is causing whispers of unease in the international community. It appears that…