In Asia, there are 3 countries that are greatly influenced by Chinese culture, namely Korea, Japan and Vietnam. Korea and Vietnam basically borrowed Chinese character until 15th&19th century, meanwhile the Japanese still use Kanji as a part of their writing system nowsday. If you study all these 4 languages, a lot of words sound so much similar. Their cultures and festivals are related to each other as well. They might look different now but they came from the same root and share same values.