10 most difficult Far East riddlesFar East quiz
Where is karate from?
Karate developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (today Japanese) under the influence of Chinese martial arts. The Ryukyu Kingdom was an independent kingdom from the 15th to 19th century, and despite its small size, the kingdom played a central role in the maritime trade networks of medieval East Asia. Until the 19th century, it has had much more in common with China, than with Japan.
What was the name of the sword used by the Ninja?
Ninja did not use swords.
The ninjatō or shinobigatana, are allegedly the preferred weapon that the Shinobi of feudal Japan carried. It is portrayed by modern ninjutsu practitioners as the weapon of the ninja, and is prominently featured in popular culture. Replicas of this sword have also been prominently on display at the Ninja Museum of Igaryu located in Iga
Which martial art is that?
Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or saya, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard. There are no fights in iaido. It should not be confused with kendo, where bamboo sticks and protective clothing is used for fighting competitions.
When was Korea partitioned along the 38th parallel?
in 1910, after the start of Japanese occupation
in 1919, after WW1
in 1945, after WW2
in 1953, after Korean War
The aftermath of World War II left Korea partitioned along the 38th parallel, with the north under Soviet occupation and the south under US occupation. The Korean War broke out when Soviet-backed North Korea invaded South Korea, though neither side gained much territory as a result.
Where is Tokyo?
at point 1
at point 2
at point 3
at point 4
Tokyo has numerous outlying islands, which extend as far as 1850 km from central Tokyo. Because of the islands' distance from the administrative headquarters of the metropolitan government in Shinjuku, local offices administer them.
Which is currently a year in North Korea?
There is no calendar in North Korea
The year isn't 2018. The North Korean or Juche calendar was adopted in 1997 and begins with the year of Kim Il-sung's birth (1912 – or Juche 1 to North Koreans). Which means 2018 in Pyongyang is actually Juche 107.
Which number is considered unlucky in East Asia?
Words "four" and "Death" have very similar pronunciation in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese. In East Asia many buildings do not have a 4th floor. Some high-rise residential buildings omit all floor numbers with "4", e.g., 4, 14, 24, 34 and all 40–49 floors.