Sakurajima – Japan, Kyushu
- Location: Japan, Kyushu island
- Peak: 1117 m a. s. l.
Sakurajima – The volcano is located on the Japanese island of Kyushu. It is not without reason that it is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes on Earth. Since 1955, it has exploded almost continuously. It age is estimated at 22,000 years. Sakurajima is very close to the city of Kagoshima, inhabited by 700,000 citizens.
The historical testimonies of explosions known to us date back to the 8th century. The largest eruption took place in 1914. Until then, the volcano has not shown any activity for more than a century, so it has already been declared extinct. Due to the strong earthquake, the inhabitants of the island luckily evacuated before the eruption. The lava leak lasted for over a month. As a result of this big explosion, the island began to grow, until it finally merged with the continent.
In 2016, the volcano exploded again. A fire was coming out of it, and a cloud of smoke and volcanic dust was rising above it. Broken pieces of rock fell two kilometers further. The main concern was caused by the relatively close location of Sendai nuclear power plant.
Mount Fuji – Japan, Honshu
- Location: Japan, Honshu island
- Peak: 3776 m a. s. l.
Mount Fuji is the highest Japanese peak. Located on the island of Honshu, 100 kilometers southwest of the capital – Tokyo. It is a stratovolcano that was created by repeatedly throwing lava and ash. The mountain, which has a perfectly symmetrical shape and a snowy peak, has become the symbol of the whole of Japan. The first documented eruption took place in the year 800 BC. Since then, there have been several of them – the last known explosion occurred in 1707, when the ash covered the whole city of Edo (Today’s Tokyo).
The Japanese have been worshiping the mountain since prehistoric times, they were gaining it by courageous priests and pilgrims, mainly followers of Shintoism and Buddhism. Supporters of shinto with the mountain combine many deities and legends. Above all, the female deity Konohana-no-sakuyahime. She is a beautiful woman who stops the volcano from erupting, and on the orders of which sakura blossoms in spring. From 1558 there is even a religious sect dedicated to this mountain.
The first to climb Mount Fuji was an unknown monk in 663. From 1868, access to the summit was allowed only for men. Currently, around 200,000 people visit the mountain each year.
Intelligent power distribution – All-wheel drive
Intelligent power distribution – In many cars, the drive is electronically controlled, which allows better separation of torque between wheels. Some systems, as in the case of the Haldex system, redirect drive to the second axis when the sensors catch the slip.
In others – as in the xDrive system in BMW – the drive hits both axles. In normal conditions, i.e. when the grip is good or very good, 40% of the drive is directed to the front and the rest to the rear – BMW thus behaves typically sports characteristics. Torque, through a multi-plate clutch with a suitable control computer. It can be easily and continuously distributed in xDrive between axles – up to 100%, only for two wheels.
In Subaru, the drive was driven with semi-axles driving the wheels, which are the same length. This “symmetry”, according to the Japanese, greatly improves the confidence of running on curves, especially on slippery surfaces.
Seikan railway tunnel – Honshu and Hokkaido connection
Seikan railway tunnel – Honshu and Hokkaido connection – In 13. 03. 1988 was opened Seikan
rail tunnel linking the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido. The length of the tunnel is 53.84 km
(more than 23 km is under the sea floor). It is the world’s longest undersea railway tunnel.
Innovative Mazda models – Unique solutions
Innovative Mazda models – Unique solutions – Mazda CX–5 is a breakthrough model, which were first used all the latest technologies SKYACTIV: Ecological Engines, transmissions with reduced internal friction, the body and chassis and styling KODO – Soul of Motion.
Mazda 6 is the most technologically advanced solution, combining pleasure and style. Made in Japan, car guarantees the highest quality and ground-breaking technologies. SKYACTIV system and energy recovery from braking i–ELOOP – for the first time in the world that uses a capacitor.
SKYACTIV–D – is a unique combination of performance and fuel economy, awe-inspiring experts and customers worldwide. Two-stage turbocharging engine is able to accelerate to the driver, even at 5000 rpm.
Suicides among people
Suicides among people – Least of suicides occur among people with higher education. Most are committed in the countries of northern and eastern Lithuania, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Hungary, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Ukraine and Switzerland. Least of suicides recorded in the countries of southern and western – in Portugal, Spain, England, Greece, Georgia and Armenia.
Fifth taste – Japanese psychophysics discovery
Fifth taste – At the beginning of the twentieth century. Japanese psychophysics Kikunae Ikeda singled 5 flavor. He gave it the name umami, which means tasty or delicious. After nearly a whole century of research on the discovery, in 2000. Formally included a new flavor to the remaining four flavors – salty, sweet, sour and bitter. Umami taste responsible for the detection of glutamic acid (an amino acid).
Japanese finished with sex
Japanese finished with sex – According to the Japan Association for Family Planning 40% of Japanese women say they are virgins. 45% of women aged 16-45 years is not interested in sex or even to despise. It turned out that in the age group 18-34 intercourse not maintained 61% of men and 49% of women in Japan.