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So the days are short and the night is cold. How will you make it through? Try the Danish tradition of Hygge!
Hygge, loosely translated as "cozy" and pronounced "hooga", is centered around the idea of including cozy things in day-to-day routines to create warmth, community, and intimacy.
Koreans have a interesting way of calculating age. When you are born, you are already one year old, and then you get another year older when New Year's Day passes. Imagine celebrating your birthday along with everyone else that was born in the same year as you! Everyone born on the same calendar year effectively has the same Korean age and can easily be calculated by the formula: Age = (Current Year − Birth Year) + 1
A service member discusses Okinawan cultural differences.
A Japanese national discusses the influence of Confucianism on Japanese society.
A retired service member discusses the geography of Japan.