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Japan or Nippon in Japanese (The land of the rising sun) developed its unique culture being geographically isolated from the rest of the world. Japan’s close neighbor China heavily influenced Early Japanese culture, but with the Shōgun (military dictatorship) for almost 700 years this beautifully unique culture emerged. This was an era of legendary samurai warriors and their Bushido code (codes of honor). Japan’s traditional religion – Shinto merged with Buddhism creating unique symbiosis. Only after the fall of Edo era in 1868, Japan changed its isolationist policy. It started to adopt cultural practices from the rest of the world mixing them with their culture. Home of sushi, ryokans (traditional inns), onsens (hot springs), sumo wrestlers, tea ceremonies, anime and shinkansen (bullet train) this amazing country[…]