A democracy is a form of government in which the people, either directly or indirectly, take part in governing. However, the term is also sometimes used as a measurement of how much influence a people has over their government, as in how much democracy exists. The word democracy originates from the Greek "demos" meaning "the people" and "kratein" meaning "to rule" or "the people to rule" which meant literally: "Rule by the People."
A modern democracy implies certain rights for citizens:
* right to elect government through free and fair elections
* freedom of speech
* the rule of law
* human rights
* freedom of assembly
* freedom from discrimination
Verbatim form the web. But at least, i say it!!!. (-;
The Japanese have adapted and adopted many religions.
***o (polyteist) seems to take care of the good things of life: new born child, founding a company, wedding(?), moving to anew house and in general "the start"...Shrines are visited, or the priest pays a visit, in any of of these events....
Cherry blossom viewing is one of the most important event for Japanese people in spring. It only lasts for about a week so as soon as you find the cherry trees are blooming, you need to set up the "hanami" parties. Hanami could be a family picnic under the cherry blossom or the moon lit party with lots of sake.
am asked or almost on daily basis about how is like to live in Japan? "Two extremes!" I 've been told, regarding my "Latin culture" and the Japanese ways.
Well , it is not that different if you pay attention to the details and forget a little bit about the many times digested predjuices you could have about Far East and "Latin Culture". But there is, indeed, a big difference in how the regular Japanese citizen tackles certain problems. In case of failure or accident, the Japanese would never automatically blaim others to save face and responsability. Perhaps, very innocently, it will make an introspective analysis of his/her faults and will come up with a more balanced view. If it has to accept a degree of responability, or the whole responsability, it will.
I have learned a lot in this in 20 years, but I do recognize that I still get very upset when I have to deal with western people that automatically blaim others, and happily call name others, when failure and/or accidents occurred because their own faults.
The picture is by DanaRo. I 've been here few times. it
is the starting point fo rthe two main hiking trecks.