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2021.07.13

Indonesia

About Indonesia Indonesia is a chain of more than 13,000 large and small islands which is the fourth most populous country in the world. It is a multi-ethnic country with more than 300 ethnic groups living together and more than 500 languages spoken, and has a slogan “Unity in Diversity” since the time of independence. Each island of Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Bali has its own cultural diversity. Hinduism was introduced in the first century B.C. and Buddhism was introduced in the seventh century and flourished for a while until Islam began to be accepted around the end of the thirteenth century. Islam took root mainly on the island of Java and today about 90% of the population in Indonesia...

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2021.06.12

El Salvador

El Salvador as a country El Salvador is the smallest country in size among the seven countries in Central America. The area of El Salvador is said to be about half of the Kyushu region in Japan. It is located between Guatemala and Honduras and is dotted with volcanoes and lakes with beaches that are famous as surfing spots. It hasn’t had abundant natural resources so its main industry is agriculture producing mainly sugar cane and coffee. The country hasn’t been self-sufficient in food production, relying on imports such as grains from other countries. Most of the natural forests have been lost in El Salvador. About 80% of the forests have been re-planted. Many Salvadorans go to the United States...

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2021.05.11

Guatemala

Guatemala as a country Guatemala is one of the major countries in Central America. The capital Guatemala City is the largest city in Central America and has the second largest population after Mexico. The Mayan civilization flourished in Guatemala in ancient times. More than 40% of the population is indigenous and more than twenty Mayan languages are spoken today. The country is home to many volcanoes and a natural environment that includes volcanic ash soil which produces excellent coffee. Many tourists visit Antigua, Guatemala, every year, attracted by the ruins of the Mayan civilization and the colorful streets of the city. However, Antigua lost many tourists after Covid-19 and the economic impact is immeasurable. Guatemala was invaded by Spain around...

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2021.05.03

Nicaragua

Nicaragua as a country Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America with a population of approximately 6.5 million. The country is blessed with a diverse natural environment including volcanoes, lakes, tropical rainforests, the Caribbean Sea, and the Pacific coast. The main industries are agriculture and ranching, including coffee, cigars, sugar cane, and beef. One can see vast tobacco fields along the roads leading to coffee origins. Nicaragua is also said to be the second poorest country in Latin America after Haiti. It’s the history of the civil that we need to talk about. Leftists influenced by the Cuban Revolution successfully led the Nicaraguan Revolution in 1979. The U.S. saw the situation as a danger and provided military assistance to...

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2021.03.07

Ethiopia

About Ethiopia Ethiopia is a country located in the center of East Africa. It does not face the sea and its neighboring country Djibouti serves as a port. Ethiopia is said to be the birthplace of coffee and the legend of “Kaldi the Goat Herder” is widely known. Ethiopia is also known as the world’s oldest independent country and is said to be the birthplace of humanity. Also, Ethiopia is said to be the only country in Africa that has never been colonized and the people are very proud of it. Recently, huge capitals flowed into Ethiopia from China and other foreign countries. These funds have been used to continuously build highways, commercial railroads that connect Addis Ababa and Djibouti,...

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2021.02.11

Kenya

About Kenya Kenya is located on the east side of the African continent between Ethiopia and Tanzania. It is one of the economically developed countries in Africa and the capital Nairobi is lined with skyscrapers and there is a money service that allows money transfers and payments via cell phones called M-PESA. This money service accounts for more than 50% of the country’s GDP, which shows the development of technology. The port of Mombasa in southern Kenya is the largest international port in East Africa and it functions as a trade hub not only for Kenya but also for neighboring countries. Politically speaking, Kenya was under British rule for a long time and gained independence in 1963. Swahili and English...

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2021.01.21

Bolivia

About Bolivia Bolivia is a country located in the center of the South American continent. It is blessed with the natural environment of both the Andes and the Amazon rainforest and the Salar de Uyuni is a world-famous tourist attraction. The presence of the culture of the indigenous people is strong and you can often see women dressed in traditional costumes on the streets. The international airport in the capital, La Paz is located at an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level which is said to be the airport that is located at the highest in altitude in the world. Economically speaking, the country is poor and it is said to be the poorest country in South America and...

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