Japan and South Korea: The Differences and Similarities. By Julija Minauskaitė 8B

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Japan and South Korea: The Differences and Similarities

What are the differences and similarities between Japan and South Korea? That is a question I asked myself too many times. Now, since I know everything better about these two amazing countries, I am going to tell you plenty of similarities and some very big differences between South Korea and Japan!

 Both Japan and South Korea have many traits in common.

Firstly, their food culture is very similar. They both use chopsticks during breakfast, lunch or dinner. Eat their staple food: rice and soup, and most importantly they eat quietly. It is their part of traditional food culture.

Secondly, they share some big similarities in their language, especially grammar structure. Koreans have 14 consonants and 21 vowels, however Japan has three different writing systems. Nevertheless, if Koreans wants to learn Japanese language, it is easy to learn it for them, because of the grammar similarities they have. Typically, Koreans and Japanese people are very kebudayaan_darangee_village_korea_selatanhardworking. It is normal for them to work 6 days a week, without getting paid extra! But after work, they instantly become party animals. Now about rush hours. Big cities like Tokyo or Seoul are basically very crowded, so during rush hours be prepared to be sandwiched between people and be bumped or hit without apologies. They simply don’t have the energy to apologize.

However, there are plenty of differences between these two countries.

Both countries have very strong work ethics, however Koreans are slightly different. They are more “American Style” on how they think and speak. They are quicker to offer their opinions and are more likely to tell you something directly and forwardly and be less concerned with what everyone thinks about them. But people in Japan are fairer. If you lose your wallet in Japan, people would pass it to the police officer and you’ll get it back, but in Korea… Maybe you’ll get your wallet back, but not money.

About sense of style. People in Korea seem to fall in love with the same thing every time. When there’s something in style, everyone follows it. But in Japan everyone seem to have their own style. They tend to like and wear “kawaii” or cute related things.

Also Japanese animation, (also known as anime) is a very popular form of animations in Japan, which is quickly spreading all around the world. But not only animation is popular. South Koreans have a music style called K-pop. This music industry gets bigger and bigger everyday, leaving Japanese J-pop behind. In one word, Japanese have luck in animation industry, while South Korea– in music.

Japan and South Korea are wonderful countries, full of entertainment and energy. Their culture is interesting and engaging for people all around the globe.

Personally I like Japan for their entertainment and South Korea for their fashion style. And as I said, both, South Korea and Japan are amazing countries to visit and travel around!

😉Are you able to answer these questions? 😈 

1. Why people don’t apologize to you, if they hit or bump into you?

2. Are “kawaii” and cute related things big in South Korea?

3. Does Japan have a luck in music industry?

4. If you lose something in one of these countries, would you get it back?

5. Why people in Japan and South Korea use chopsticks and eat quietly?

6.During what time of day do people use chopsticks?

7. How many days a week does Koreans Japanese people work?

8. Why it is easy for Koreans to learn Japanese language?

9. Where animation industry anime was found?

10. Who are more open-minded?

 

 

21 thoughts on “Japan and South Korea: The Differences and Similarities. By Julija Minauskaitė 8B

  1. Well done ,Juozapai! You got everything right! But I still want to talk about number 10. You we’re right, that Korean and Japanese people are both open-minded, but South Koreans are more likely to tell you something directly and forwardly and offer their opinions quicker, which makes Koreans more open-minded. You still got 10/10 ! Good job!

  2. Hello, Girste! You did good job! But now let’s talk about the questions you didn’t get right. You said people in Japan or South Korea don’t apologise, because they’re not modest(1), but actually they don’t apologise, because they simply don’t have time for that! Now about fashion(2). People in Korea don’t really tend to like “kawaii” or cute related things, but they do wear everything what’s in style! And what you said about eating was half right(5). You were right about Japanese people, but South Koreans also eat quietly, because it is their part of traditional food culture! That’s it, you got 7/10 right. Well done!

  3. 1. Because after work, they don’t have the energy to apologize.
    2. People in South Korea follows style.
    3. Japan have luck in animation, not in music.
    4. In Japan you would get it back.
    5. Because they are modest.
    6. They use chopsticks during breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    7. They work 6 days a week without extra paid.
    8. Because they share some big similarities in their language.
    9. In Japan.
    10. Both.

  4. Julija Nanevičiūtė 7B September 29, 2016 at 10:17 PM - Reply

    1. Because they are super tired.
    2.No, they like wear the same things.
    3. No, they have luck in anime.
    4. Yes and No. If you lose something in Japan you’ll get it back, but in Korea maybe you’ll get.
    5. They use chopsticks because they not have nothing more. And its respect eat quietly.
    6. For breakfast, lunch ans dinner.
    7. They work 6 days in the week.
    8. Because they both have same grammar.
    9. In Japan.
    10. In Korea.

  5. Jonė Michelevičiūtė September 29, 2016 at 9:46 PM - Reply

    1.They simply don’t have the energy to apologize.
    2.Yes.
    3.No becouse South Koreans have a music style called K-pop.It is bether than Japan.
    4.In Japan yes, in Korea maybe.
    5.It is their part of traditional food culture.
    6.During breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    7.They work 6 days a week, without getting paid extra.
    8.It is easy to learn it for them, because of the grammar similarities they have.
    9.From Japan.
    10.Koreans.

  6. 1.)Because after work their to tired to do that.
    2.)No, their related only in Japan.
    3.)No, but Japan have luck in animation industry.
    4.)In Japan – Yes, In South Korea – no one knows.
    5.)Only Japanese people eat quietly, because it is one of their traditions.
    6.)Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    7.)6 days a week and 7 day they’ve party.
    8.)Because it’s very similar language.
    9.)Anime was found in Japan.
    10.)Koreans, they’re more open minded that Japanese people.

  7. Julija Nanevičiūtė 7B* September 27, 2016 at 6:51 PM - Reply

    1. Because they are super tired.
    2.No, they like wear the same things.
    3. No, they have luck in anime.
    4. Yes and No. If you lose something in Japan you’ll get it back, but in Korea maybe you’ll get.
    5. They use chopsticks because they not have nothing more. And its respect eat quietly.
    6. For breakfast, lunch ans dinner.
    7. They work 6 days in the week.
    8. Because they both have same grammar.
    9. In Japan.
    10. In Korea.

  8. Juozapas Ryliškis 7B* September 27, 2016 at 6:23 PM - Reply

    1. because they are tired
    2. no
    3. no but they have success in “ANIME”
    4. In Japan as well, but you Korea you recovering part of what lost
    5. because it is part of their culture
    6. 3 times at breakfast, lunch, dinner
    7. They work 6 days a week
    8. because their language similarly
    9. in Japan
    10. I thing Korea and Japan are both open-minded

  9. 1.Because they are not modest,
    2. They tend to like and wear “kawaii” or cute related things
    3. No because they have luck in animation,
    4. In Japan you will get it back, but in South Korea you will not get it back,
    5. They doesn’t eat quietly in South Korea, in Japan they eat quietly because they are modest,
    6. They use chopsticks during breakfast, lunch or dinner,
    7. 6 day a week without extra paid,
    8. Because they share some big similarities in their language, especially grammar structure,
    9. In Japan,
    10. South Korea.

  10. Lina Džiovėnaitė 8D September 26, 2016 at 9:18 PM - Reply

    1. People don’t apologize because they are very busy and simply don’t have the energy to apologize.
    2. No, they aren’t. People in Japan tend to like and wear “kawaii” or cute related things. While people in Korea seem to fall in love with the same thing every time.
    3. No, it has not. Japanese J-pop is left behind by South Koreans music style called K-pop.
    4. If you lose your wallet in Japan, people would pass it to the police officer and you’ll get it back, but in Korea Maybe you’ll get your wallet back, but no money in it.
    5. It is their part of traditional food culture.
    6. People in these countries use chopsticks all the time.
    7. Usually Koreans and Japanese people work 6 days a week.
    8. Because there are big similarities in their language, especially grammar structure.
    9. Anime is a very popular form of animations in Japan.
    10. Koreans are more like Americans and have open mind.

  11. 1. Because they do not have the energy to do so.
    2. Yes, if a thing is big in one country, the other country will follow it. Even though Japanese people seem to have their own sense of style, everyone is a bit different.
    3. No, it is less popular than K – Pop. Japan has more luck in the animation industry.
    4. In Japan you will get the whole item, but in Korea you might get it with a missing part.
    5. Because it is normal for them, that is a part of their food culture, etiquette.
    6. When eating, they use chopsticks all the time.
    7. For 6 days.
    8. Because both languages have similar things in their grammar.
    9. In Japan.
    10. Korean people.

  12. Livija Lukšaitė 8c September 25, 2016 at 4:00 AM - Reply

    1. People simply don‘t have energy to apologize.
    2. Not really. Cute and „kawaii“ things prevail in Japan.
    3. No, Korean has.
    4. Yes. But in Korea if you lose vallet for example, maybe you’ll get your wallet back, but not money.
    5. They eat quietly and with chopsticks, because it is their part of traditional food culture.
    6. They use them all the time: during breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    7. 6 days a week.
    8. They have grammar similarities.
    9. In Japan
    10. Korean.

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