It is bitterly cold this time of year in Japan. Early though it may be, winter is truly here, with its icy breezes, thick clothing and the sudden surge of Christmas goods in shops.
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It would appear that autumn has given us the slip.
Summer is finally starting to leave the nation of Japan behind, taking with it obscene heat levels and humidity, as well as tropical storms and adverts about package deals to Hawaii.
The summer holidays are in full swing here in Japan, and the heat is unbearable. A shorter than average rainy season in June is what has apparently caused this incredible heat wave, which is predicted to last for several more … Continue reading
Along with the insipid summer heat, the one thing that stands out for Japan during July is the festival of Tanabata. A celebration of hope, the festival is based on a story of two literally star-crossed lovers, exiled to different … Continue reading
It was late in coming, but Japan’s rainy season has finally arrived.
The chill of winter is long past, and now the mild balm of spring is also fading away. In its place, Japan is experiencing the first throes of sticky, rainy, humid summer.
Golden Week. With the first term of the new school year over, the convenient string of one-day national holidays at the end of April comes as a welcome break for many. Starting with Showa Day on the 29th, a celebration … Continue reading
March is a time of new beginnings. March is when middle schoolers become high schoolers, and high schoolers head off to university. March is when staff get shuffled around to different departments, and big decisions are made about where a … Continue reading
February is an important month in Japan. With the New Year well and truly underway, people across the country look to making their homes ready for new beginnings. February is the month of festivities such as Setsubun, the warding of … Continue reading