Category Archives: Eastern Asia

Top 10 Sourcing Agents in China

China has long been known as the manufacturing powerhouse of the world, with countless businesses relying on its vast network of suppliers and manufacturers for their products. Sourcing agents play a crucial role in connecting international businesses with Chinese suppliers, facilitating smooth transactions and ensuring quality control. Here we will list the top 10 sourcing… Read More »

Yiwu Market History Timeline

Yiwu Market, located in Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province, China, is renowned as the world’s largest wholesale market for small commodities. This timeline provides a detailed exploration of the history and development of Yiwu Market, tracing its evolution from a local trading hub to a global sourcing destination. Early Beginnings The origins of Yiwu Market can… Read More »

Top Trade Fairs in China for Importers

Trade fairs in China serve as crucial platforms for importers seeking to explore new business opportunities, discover innovative products, and establish connections with suppliers. With China’s status as a global manufacturing hub, these trade fairs attract participants from around the world, offering insights into diverse industries and facilitating trade negotiations. Canton Fair: The Grand Marketplace… Read More »

China Sourcing Agent Fees

In the global marketplace, China has emerged as a dominant player in manufacturing and sourcing. Businesses worldwide often turn to China for its cost-effective production capabilities and diverse range of products. However, navigating the complexities of sourcing from China can be challenging, especially for businesses unfamiliar with the local market, language, and culture. This is… Read More »

How to Get to Taiwan, China

According to, Taiwan has 3 international airports. The busiest is Taoyuan (website in English), located 40 km southwest of Taipei. It serves as a base for China Airlines and EVA Air, consists of 2 terminals and receives most international flights. Aircraft from Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong and other Asian cities land at Kaohsiung (website… Read More »

Taiyuan, China

According to, Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province, has more than 2000 years of history. And it happened in such a way that the city with the richest “background” turned not into a tourist, but into an economic and industrial center of the region. Taiyuan is even called the City of Coal and Steel… Read More »

Zhuhai, China

One of the southernmost cities in China, Zhuhai is located in a very convenient place, in the Pearl River Delta, which at one time received the status of a special economic zone. But the rapid development of the economy had practically no effect on the ecology of the region. Moreover, Zhuhai is one of the… Read More »

Information about Japan

Japan is an archipelago located in an arc around the Sea of ​​Japan in the very east of Asia and consists of 3,000 large and small islands, including 4 largest ones: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, with a territory of 377 thousand km2. Being in the volcanic Pacific belt, the country is prone to volcanic… Read More »

Gyeongju (South Korea)

According to Thesciencetutor, Gyeongju is located 360 km southeast of Seoul. Gyeongju was the capital of the Silla state from the 4th to the 10th centuries. The most skillful masters of the state lived here, who created outstanding architectural structures. Today, the city has many ancient monuments, thanks to which Gyeongju was named a World… Read More »

Japan Attractions

Fuji-Hakone-Izu and the Japanese Alps Fuji-san ( Fudjijama ), the highest mountain in Japan, is a special attraction. Fuji Five Lakes and Hakone, a hot spring resort, are worth visiting. The Izu Peninsula is known for its warm, subtropical climate. In recent years there have been more and more earthquakes in Izu, which indicate increased… Read More »

Japan Population and Commerce

Delimitation and extension. – The defeat in the Second World War caused Japan to lose its empire with Formosa, Korea and Manchuria (returned under the sovereignty of China), the southern part of the island of Sakhalin and the Kuril islands returned to Russia, the islands Ryū-Kyūdi whose destination has not yet been established, the Caroline… Read More »

Japan Trade

For the representation and protection of the commercial and industrial interests of the various provinces, there are now 77 chambers of commerce, while 42 stock exchanges facilitate and regulate the movement and activity of internal and external commerce in the Empire. The establishment of banks, in the modern sense, dates back to 1873, the year… Read More »

Japan Agriculture and Breeding

Agriculture is, and always has been, the country’s greatest economic resource and rice is its main product. Due to the predominantly mountainous character of the territory of the Empire, only about 19% of its surface is usable for agricultural purposes. For Japan, this figure is 26%, but this area has not yet been fully cultivated.… Read More »

Japan Architecture

Hit by a deflationary spiral for over twenty years, the Japan after the earthquake and tsunami of the Tōhoku (2011) asked the architecture to take a voluntary step back, out of declared solidarity with the affected compatriots. However, despite the disastrous natural events that hit it cyclically, the country remains an important laboratory for experimenting… Read More »

Japan Arts and Architecture in the 20th Century

In the modern age, between the periods of the Taisho reign (1912-26), Showa (1926-89) and the current Heisei reign (1989-), the expressive forms of Japanese art directly participate in the various movements and currents of contemporary art, as regards both Yōga production and Nihonga trends. All the historical avant-gardes (including Italian Futurism) feed the creative… Read More »

Japan Arts Between 1185 and 1337

From Kamakura, considered the second capital of the empire, the ruling princes, belonging to the Hōlō family, now dominate both the emperors and the shōguns of the Fujiwara family. Those warriors took nothing away from Kyoto of its splendor as a center of artistic production; but under their influence there was a detachment, at least… Read More »

Japan Arts Between 1337 and 1573

It is named after the shōguns Ashikaga. The town was dominated by the great feudal lords who became more and more independent; but despite all the struggles, Kyōto, safe within its walls, lost nothing of its artistic hegemony, and the patronage of the princes, passionate about art, continued to favor its production. The sculpture was… Read More »

Japan Arts Between 1573 and 1868

After violent struggles, a new lineage of shōgun prevailed, whose founders resided in the new city of Yedo, the future Tōkyō. The state, perfectly organized. it is closed to any European influence, granting permission to trade with whites only in a few points of the empire, carefully isolated from the inside. The most beautiful works… Read More »

Japan Arts Between 552 and 645

Suiko (552-645). – The first truly historical era of Japan takes its name from an empress, under which cultural relations with the continent became extraordinarily intense. The Chinese influence was so strong during this period that one can even speak of a Chinese art in Japan. Chinese missionaries were spreading Buddhism in the country at this… Read More »

Japan Arts Between 645 and 784

These two epochs, the second of which takes its name from the capital, are do. undermined by a common great artistic event, by the conquest of external reality, which is the event of decisive importance also for the art of China during the T’ang era. Also in this period we can follow the evolution of… Read More »

Japan Arts Between 876 and 1185

According to Thenailmythology, this era takes its name from the feudal families that for a long time deprived the emperors of any effective power. It was a period of knightly courts, of violent feuds, of lavish luxury, of a type of life and civilization completely different from that of the neighboring continent, while, in 895,… Read More »

Japan Between 1603 and 1868 (The Tokugawa)

In 1616, Ieyasu died leaving his son Hidetada heir to the office of shōgun and the country framed in the most rigid administrative and feudal system. According to this system, the shōgun was the head of all the daimyō or feudal lords and, nominally, mandatary of the emperor, but, practically, absolute lord. His fiefdoms constituted… Read More »

Japan Between 2005 and 2014

According to Sunglassestracker, the Japanese political system continued to be characterized by strong instability, the result of internal party struggles and the resistance of the powerful bureaucratic elite, reluctant to undergo a downsizing of its role. From 2005 to 2009 the clashes between the different currents of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, in power almost… Read More »

Japan Cinematography – The Author’s Paths

According to Sportsqna, Japan lived with intransigence and with the gloomy awareness of the inevitability of loss, in an almost mythological feeling of nature. From the restless teenagers of Goddo supiido yu! Burakku empororu (1976, known as God speed you! Black emperor) to the Taiwanese itinerant healers of Tabi suru Pao janghu (1995, The itinerant… Read More »

Japan Cinematography from 1970’s to the Latest Trends

One of the most relevant data of the cinema scene of the seventies and eighties is the great growth of a particular sector of cinema which for twenty years represented the backbone of the Japanese entertainment industry: erotic themed cinema (pinku eiga, pink film) and the more properly porno (roman porno). The Nikkatsu production house… Read More »

Japan Contemporary Literature

In the last twenty years of the 20th century, the great economic and social development of Japan and the consequent formation of a mass culture and of an audience on whose choices the mass media play a decisive role have significantly affected literary production in terms both quantitative and qualitative. The wave of ferment, enthusiasm… Read More »

Japan Delimitation and Extension

In ancient Japan did not have an official name. In the first literary productions of the country (VIII century AD) there are many expressions with which the writers of the time designate their land. Such are, for example, Aki – tsu – shima(“dragonfly island”, from the shape they believed their homeland territory to have), Mizuho – no – kuni (“the land rich in ears of rice”), Yamato (“the… Read More »

Japan Drama

In the drama, the first effects of the new currents were in the improved condition of the artists, no longer despised, but appreciated, and in the various kinds of reforms made to the theater: abbreviation of shows, more rational construction of halls, suppression of tea rooms, immoral traditional accessory of old theaters, etc. The production… Read More »

Japan Economic Sectors

Agriculture and livestock. – The cultivated lands in Japan amounted to 6 million and 41,111 hectares in 1938 (15.8% of the total area) and occupied over 14 million individuals out of the 29 million active population, feeding 80-90% of all residents and providing a large number of products, which are the basis of the country’s… Read More »

Japan Forestry and Fishing

Forestry. – The considerable extension of the country and the presence of high mountain ranges, with the influence they exert on the climate and soil of the various parts of the Empire, account for the great variety of the Japanese forest flora, which, in the abundant rains and in the climate, generally temperate, finds very… Read More »