Japan’s monarchy is the oldest continuous hereditary monarchy in the world. It is also the last country in the world that is still formally an empire. The imperial dynasty started with emperor Jimmu in 660 BC and continues today with the current emperor, Akihito. You can find both of these emperors locking the Japanese emperors family tree.
Japanese passport shows the Imperial Seal on the front cover, the symbol used by the Japanese Imperial family from the early days of the dynasty.
According to Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency, 24 percent of 16-74 year olds across the 27 countries in the European Union have never accessed the Internet.
In absolute numbers, it’s almost 100 million people who have never been online. Interestingly, around half the population of Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus and Portugal do not have Internet access at home.
I am very surprised and at the same time happy for these people – they probably have something better to do.
I have seen people getting spoiled over time, but it looks like more and more people are born this way.
In this social experiment, parents give very simple gifts to children and record their very negative reactions on video. I had a good laugh watching this video, but it also made me sad for the spoiled generation.
I remember how happy I was to receive a sack of clementines as a Christmas gift back in my days…
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