Many Korean influences on Japan originated in China, but were adapted and modified in Korea before reaching Japan.
The role of ancient Korean states in the transmission of continental civilization has long been neglected, and is increasingly the object of academic study.
It is widely known for its traditional arts as well as its contemporary pop culture.
Today in Japan it is still possible to see kimono-clad women shuffling down the street with umbrellas overhead, or oversized sumo wrestlers battling it out the ring.
For this article, I will speak only about Japan; having been there myself.In recent weeks, people have posted stories to the aggregator website Matome Naver, telling how in one case, a colleague married their friend of 10 years.The trend has been coined “Kousai zero Nichikon”: roughly translated as “marrying without dating”.Since the Korean Peninsula was the cultural bridge between Japan and the Asian continent throughout much of Far Eastern history, these influences have been detected in a variety of aspects of Japanese culture, including technology, philosophy, art, and artistic techniques.Notable examples of Korean influence on Japanese culture include the prehistoric migration of Korean peninsular peoples to Japan near the end of Japan's Jōmon period and the introduction of Buddhism to Japan via the Kingdom of Baekje in 538 AD.