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There is a wonderful expression in Japanese: Fūdo ni nareru, which means something like “to become acclimatized to natural conditions.”

The kanji characters making up “fūdo” are fū (wind) and do (earth), and the expression tends to refer to how Japan’s natural conditions — its day-to-day weather and overall climate — influence the character of its people.

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